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btw, what new tech has Tesla created?
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The Electric car has been around for 100 years or more....That why this whole conversation seems so inane and a total waste of time.
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A small glimpse at Tesla's technology contributions:
TESLA MOTORS, INC. - Patent applications
If the link goes dead, here's the list of Tesla's Patent submissions so far in 2012:

20120153901 Method of Withdrawing Heat from a Battery Pack
20120153718 Thermal Management System for Use with an Integrated Motor Assembly
20120153682 Single Piece Vehicle Rocker Panel
20120153675 Reinforced B-Pillar Assembly with Reinforced Rocker Joint
20120151843 Vehicle Door Secondary Sealing System
20120111445 PERFORATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY ENCLOSURE
20120111444 FILL PORT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY ENCLOSURE
20120105015 Battery Pack Overcharge Protection System
20120098501 EFFICIENT LEAD ACID BATTERY CHARGING
20120091953 AC CURRENT CONTROL OF MOBILE BATTERY CHARGERS
20120046815 Method for Optimizing Battery Pack Temperature
20120046795 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING LIFETIME FOR RECHARGEABLE STATIONARY ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES
20120041628 Control, Collection and Use of Metal-Air Battery Pack Effluent
20120041625/626/627 Efficient Dual Source Battery Pack System for an Electric Vehicle
20120041624 Electric Vehicle Extended Range Hybrid Battery Pack System
20120041622/623 Charge Rate Modulation of Metal-Air Cells as a Function of Ambient Oxygen Concentration
20120040255 Hazard Mitigation Through Gas Flow Communication Between Battery Packs
20120040253 Collection, Storage and Use of Metal-Air Battery Pack Effluent
20120040212 Hazard Mitigation Within a Battery Pack Using Metal-Air Cells
20120040210 Thermal Energy Transfer System for a Power Source Utilizing Both Metal-Air and Non-Metal-Air Battery Packs
20120038314 Electric Vehicle Extended Range Hybrid Battery Pack System
20120037310 SELECTIVE CURE OF ADHESIVE IN MODULAR ASSEMBLIES
20120034501 Battery Pack Configuration to Reduce Hazards Associated with Internal Short Circuits
20120034497 Battery Pack with Cell-Level Fusing
20120030932 Method of Controlled Cell-Level Fusing Within a Battery Pack
20120025765 Charge State Indicator for an Electric Vehicle
20120021258 Method of Controlling System Temperature to Extend Battery Pack Life
20120019212 BIDIRECTIONAL POLYPHASE MULTIMODE CONVERTER INCLUDING BOOST AND BUCK-BOOST MODES
20120019194 LEAKAGE CURRENT REDUCTION IN COMBINED MOTOR DRIVE AND ENERGY STORAGE RECHARGE SYSTEM
20120013341 Method and Apparatus for Electrically Cycling a Battery Cell to Simulate an Internal Short
20120007532 Rotor Temperature Estimation and Motor Control Torque Limiting for Vector-Controlled AC Induction Motors
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