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    Aluminium

    Having read the Esquire magazine and Elons current travails with ALCOA - who have a stranglehold over his supply -one simple counter would be to reveal a prototype/ concept of a Gen 3 with a carbon fibre body. That would make them think twice!

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    Even Elon has his limits to his in-house building passion. When told that a modern windtunnel would be in the millions he acquiesced to using other's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStranger View Post
    ...concept of a Gen 3 with a carbon fibre body...
    Made me think of BMW i3...
    A Closer Look at the BMW i3's Carbon Fiber Body | Complex
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    Is this the time to mention that Norsk Hydro is the fourth largest Aluminum producer in the world right after the third largest one, Alcoa
    The Al is even made with hydropower mostly

    Cobos

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    I say they go fully in house and use hemp fiber grown on site with bio resins. Hemp plastics- hemp

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRP3 View Post
    I say they go fully in house and use hemp fiber grown on site with bio resins. Hemp plastics- hemp
    No driving in Oakland, they'd roll your car and smoke it!
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    At least they can still sell those cars legally in Colorado now...
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    wrong thread, guys: What have you Smoked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    At least they can still sell those cars legally in Colorado now...
    Washington as well.

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