Created by doublezeta 10 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
It's actually very important to retire old code bases, and not just maintain them forever.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
The difficulty of maintaining them becomes extremely high, eventually you gotta redo the code base.
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Created by doublezeta 10 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Technology does not automatically improve.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
People are used to their phone being better every year!
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Created by doublezeta 10 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Software is an increasing part of any piece of technology.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Tesla, the car, is extremely configurable, it's basically like a laptop on wheels.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
For full autonomy, the only gating factor is software.
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
At Tesla, I feel we're very close to level 5 autonomy. 
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
I remain confident that we'll have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
In the past 10 years, power production from coal has dropped in half.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
It went from 46% of electricity in 2010 to 23% in 2020, so this is a massive improvement.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
So good things are happening on a lot of levels, we just need to go faster!
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
The length of time power plants last is on the order of 25 years,
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
so even if a 100% of energy generation was sustainable,
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
it would still take 25 years to convert the grid.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
We can get a terawatt hour in less space than it took to make a gigawatt hour, 150 GW hours!
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
This is pretty profound! I wouldn't have thought this was possible several years ago.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
You need a stable structure to contain the ions, so you don't want it to crumble or get gooey.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
That holds its shape as you're moving these ions back and forth. It needs to retain its structure.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
If it doesn't retain it, you lose cycle life and your battery capacity drops very quickly.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Cathode production will be part of the Tesla cell production plant.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Basically, raw materials coming from the mine and from them out comes the battery.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
There's a massive amount of lithium on Earth, lithium isn't like oil, it's pretty much everywhere.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
There's enough lithium in the US to convert its entire fleet to electric!
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
I really think that, long term, any cars that don't take this architecture will not be competitive.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
We want to try to replace at least 1% of the total vehicle fleet on Earth, which is about 2 billion.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
The actual economics are even better than that, cause the cost of electricity is much less than gas.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
So when you look at the actual cost of ownership, you're paying much less for maintenance.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
There's no oil changes, no smog checks. So your cost of operations is low.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Cause trucks when you only drive them are either too pushy or too hard.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
You need to be able to adjust dynamically depending on what the load is. 
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Elon Musk
If you've got a lot of people on board, if you've got a full bed in the back, 
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
it's gonna adjust accordingly.
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Created by doublezeta 11 days ago for
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
That's a 9 mm bullet shot at the door! It's literally bulletproof to a 9 mm handgun.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
That's how strong the skin is. Ultra hard cold-rolled stainless steel that we've developed.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
We're gonna use the same alloy in the Starship rocket and in the Cybertruck.
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