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Tesla had a quick change battery early on for the Model S. Claim was no demand from the public. Commercial fleet use could be a different story. Just mounts to the frame under the vehicle... more mechanical design than technology if a company wants to go that way. However as long as a company is picking up a stack of extra batteries I doubt it would save much vs. just having the entire truck ready to go.


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The comments I read about the battery swap for Tesla’s were concerning giving up your 2000 mile battery for a 100,000 mile battery. A valid concern IMO.

An interesting fact regarding the Gigafactory is Tesla backed away from the commitment to use Solar to power it. Recent drone shots show no panels on the roof.

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Tesla is working on a new mobile battery-swap technology


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Two more high ranking Tesla employees leave the sinking ship.

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Youtube video shows a black model of the truck driving past the UPS Customer Center in Sunnyvale, California, a 20-minute drive from Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto.

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8.1 Van wrote:

Youtube video shows a black model of the truck driving past the UPS Customer Center in Sunnyvale, California, a 20-minute drive from Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto.


Thanks for posting. Interesting. There is apparently another floating around with a trailer behind it somewhere around baker Ca.


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