Elon Musk has missed a trick here – he is still using batteries, with free charging points. So the purchase price of the cars is high. He should use lightening power.
A free lightening bolt does Molecular Nuclear Fusion
1 H2O+TU->He+O+E2+L+X-ray - interesting – but too unpredictable. Thisproducese 8.6MW/m, from a 2cm wide steam plasma.
Starts at 8 atmospheres, break down at 3. In a glass tube, we do this twice as energetic plasma power
2 H2O+PL->2E2+L+X-ray So 2.4MW of heat from a 50x1cm steam plasma at 4 atmospheres.
We could drive a small turbine – and get 480kW of power – just too much. Or we could drive a 150kW thermoelectric generator. Read [PDF]Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC
So a small helicopter needs only 45kW. In idle mode, we redcue the plasma pressure, just to maintain the plasma. We increase the pressure to drive the car. And fly between cites – using radar and IT to drive the cars, using GPS.
We vary the AC frequency, to drive contactless electric motors. All of which could be built in a term's engineering practicals, for final year university engineering students.
So we save weight, by not using lithium rechargeable batteries, and a drive chain.
At home, we link up the car, at full power, to supply mains power. And we sell 138kW to the grid – getting a cheque for 291,180 UK pounds a year.
We should have a home steam plasma, to up this to over ½ a mililon a year. Carbon free energy.
That uses only 4x10-12cc on regulat water a year. So we by the car with a 5cc reservoir, and hand it on to future generations. Ford, BMW and Nissan are working on this idea: presumably by now, Tesla
I am working on engineering projects with Ordsall Creative arts (We are also worknig on a Folk album). So in 2 – 4 weeks, we will fire us a steam plasma – and put it on Youtube. Remember there is no chemical source of visible light.
So your fluorescent tube at home, does nuclear fission of sodium.