Elon Musk to ‘Unveil the D and Something Else’ on October 9th

While we’re anxiously waiting for the publication of the E-Cat report (I hope within the next couple of weeks), another mystery has just been teased by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, which he has given a definite arrival date — October 9th (next Thursday). Here’s a Tweet from Musk today:

Not sure what this is all about — the ‘D’ could refer to a new Tesla car, or a new feature on the car. ‘Something else’ is intriguing and impossible to guess.

  • masterbotter

    Wild stab in the dark, he is going to be using salt water to fuel his electric cars. Or he has incorporated a free piston linear generator into a new hybrid model.
    Quite happy to be wrong on both accounts.

  • masterbotter

    Wild stab in the dark, he is going to be using salt water to fuel his electric cars. Or he has incorporated a free piston linear generator into a new hybrid model.
    Quite happy to be wrong on both accounts.

  • EEStorFanFibb

    the twitter conversation that ensued after the “unveil the D” comment was hilarious.

    • artefact

      “Don’t unveil your “D” in the public Elon” 🙂

      Something else: has the fusion chamber picture always been on their twitter account?

  • the twitter conversation that ensued after the “unveil the D” comment was hilarious.

    • artefact

      “Don’t unveil your “D” in the public Elon” 🙂

      Something else: has the fusion chamber picture always been on their twitter account?

  • Sanjeev

    Could be their more affordable model D car :
    http://www.news.com.au/technology/design/elon-musk-teases-tesla-model-d-for-announcement-on-october-9/story-fnjwucvh-1227078177346

    And the something else is most probably related to the batteries. But I won’t be surprised if he gets his hands on lenr first, of all in the world. He is the kind of person who needs to read the new report as soon as it comes out. A tweet would be a good way to inform him, in case he is in dark.

    • GreenWin

      I think you’re correct Sanjeev. It’s their competitor to $30k Nissan’s Leaf EV. However, I have long thought that Tesla would make a fine testbed for a 1MW E-Cat – perhaps powering an employee charge station. At $0.01/kWh, Tesla can vividly illustrate how “cost of fuel” is a thing of the past.

      • Sanjeev

        Yes, it would be cool.
        I have no idea why a person like Elon has not yet looked towards lenr tech. he needs to talk to Rossi asap.

        • GreenWin

          The most logical reason is this phase of LENR is under wraps. As are we all. 🙂

          • clovis ray

            HI, buddy, have you heard of anyone that has an lenr device that puts out cop of 10, and more, if so please list them, as to the out put power, because I can’t think of one, anywhere,in the world, and i have also heard Dr. Rossi say he thought his device was more like cold fusion than anythings, so is everyone looking to lenr to produce huge amounts of power, but are only getting small amounts, I wonder why, when Dr. Rossi has or will prove that his device will preform as advertised, with an cop of 10 i think we decided it would be bottom line, and could go as high 400, or more, just rambling, this morning, while we wait,— smile

        • bkrharold

          I was rather astonished to read that Elon was scornful of fuel cell technology, calling them “fool cells”. I sincerely doubt he will be sympathetic toward LENR

    • My understanding is that the upcoming $35000 model from Tesla is going to be called the Model 3 not D. Originally they wanted to call it the Model E but Ford fought them on the trademark. I’m not sure what D is ….???

  • gdaigle

    Perhaps Steorn found a market for its “never die batteries”?

  • gdaigle

    Perhaps Steorn found a market for its “never die batteries”?