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  •  And of course, there is the lie about ... (2+ / 0-)
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    ... HSR energy efficiency.

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    by BruceMcF on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 01:10:31 PM PDT

    •  Care to elaborate? nt (0+ / 0-)

      Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

      by Rei on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:24:30 PM PDT

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      •  You recall that Elon Musk ... (2+ / 0-)
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        ... claims on pdf-page 9 that Elon Musk illustrates the energy cost of a "train" trip as between 800 and 900 megajoules, the Tesla S at between 200 and 300 megajoules, the Hyperloop pass+car at between 200 and 300 megajoules, and the Hyperloop pass-only at under 100 megajoules (the figure uses a 3D effect which looks cooler but makes it more difficult to judge the values being illustrated), and claims:

        It is also worth noting the energy cost of this system is less than any currently existing mode of transport (Figure 1). The only system that comes close to matching the low energy requirements of Hyperloop is the fully electric Tesla Model S.
        That lie.

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        by BruceMcF on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:53:46 PM PDT

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