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  •  Tesla Motors needs to make a nice looking (0+ / 0-)

    Gas or Diesel powered Electric Generator Trailer to be towed by The Tesla (with a Tow Package) that can supply all the Electricity to run and to charge at the same time the Car on extended trips.

    •  I'm not sure how practical that would be, but... (2+ / 0-)
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      kyril, defluxion10

      I think something like this might be able to play the role you're thinking of.  If such a secondary battery were modular and could be removed from the car (thus saving the added weight) during a normal work week, it would be really appealing.  

      Rooting for Democrats!!!

      by SquirmyRooter on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:55:46 PM PDT

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    •  you've just described a hybrid (2+ / 0-)
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      Code Monkey, defluxion10

      and those are on the road already

      •  This would be for those who want just Electric (0+ / 0-)

        Cars and yet have the Range Problem and Recharge Time Problem solved with a simple solution and by doing this the weight and added complexity of the Hybrid System of those Hybrid's on the road now would be parked at home till the need arose for a long trip and there could also be a rental option for those who may just want to take a long trip just every-so-often and don't want a Generator-trailer setting around in the way at home.  

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