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    Try to use proper units

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    Model S already has a cca 400 kW battery, why would you wish for a weaker one?

    If you mean higher capacity / more range than use kWh


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarpedOne View Post
    Model S already has a cca 400 kW battery, why would you wish for a weaker one?

    If you mean higher capacity / more range than use kWh
    Sorry - thought you knew what I meant as I also included the driving range. Anyway - now it is fixed.
    Last edited by perbakken; 2012-11-06 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perbakken View Post
    Sorry - thought you knew what I meant.
    Obviously you knew. Even Tesla themselves sometime use kW instead of kWh. I know it's wrong but hey, what's the big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    Obviously you knew. Even Tesla themselves sometime use kW instead of kWh. I know it's wrong but hey, what's the big deal.
    I never saw Tesla being so unprofessional and lame as to use kW instead of kWh.

    And deal here - it is really confusing to see, and cast doubts whether to believe what was written or not.

    Again, it is not simply wrong, but in fact confusing.

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    PS. Just like someone using kilograms instead of kilometers to describe radius of the Earth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zzzz... View Post
    I never saw Tesla being so unprofessional and lame as to use kW instead of kWh.

    And deal here - it is really confusing to see, and cast doubts whether to believe what was written or not.

    Again, it is not simply wrong, but in fact confusing.

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    PS. Just like someone using kilograms instead of kilometers to describe radius of the Earth...
    More like using Miles instead of miles per hour, when talking about speed, no...?

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    And deal here - it is really confusing to see, and cast doubts whether to believe what was written or not.
    Again, it is not simply wrong, but in fact confusing
    Exactly, it is wrong and confusing.
    There are already too many people that can't tell the difference between kW and kWh. Those who understand should use right terms and not add to confusion.

    Especially because max battery power (measured in kW) is the primary factor affecting battery life.
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    Last edited by Zzzz...; 2012-11-06 at 01:24 PM.
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    OK people....enough discussion about the typos of someone who has english as a second language. I hope all the engineers are smart enough enough to know when a simple mistake is made and to understand it and move on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zzzz... View Post
    I never saw Tesla being so unprofessional and lame as to use kW instead of kWh.
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    Again, it is not simply wrong, but in fact confusing.
    Correct units definitely matter, and I've seen Tesla make that mistake plenty of times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    Correct units definitely matter, and I've seen Tesla make that mistake plenty of times...
    Well... Fuel economy (with gasoline) is properly measured in Gallons per Mile, which has units of volume (gallons) per distance (mile), which in metric is m^3 / m, or m^2. So gas mileage is technically measured in square meters. Figure that one out

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