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Tesla Roadster’s SpaceX Thrusters To Be Hidden Under License Plate

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The Tesla Roadster was meant to launch in 2020 but probably won't arrive until 2021.
'Elon Musk’s 2018 claim that the Tesla Roadster would be available with a ‘ Space X package ‘ including cold air thrusters seemed like a joke at first, but the outspoken chief executive is entirely serious about making it happen. Now, Musk has revealed a new piece of information about the ‘Space X package’, stating that the rearward-facing thrusters will be hidden under the license plate. Musk took to Twitter to share this after a fan sent him renderings of a Tesla Roadster Back To The Future mash-up asking if that was how the thruster package would look. SpaceX thruster package will be subtle. Hidden behind license plate. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 13, 2019 While this tweet from Musk states that they will be hidden behind the license plate, there will (likely) be other thrusters hidden across the vehicle too. The executive has previously said that they will “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering” and “maybe even allow a Tesla to fly”. Also Read: Musk Now Claims Tesla Roadster Will Hover Thanks To Rocket Thrusters Tesla will reportedly remove the rear seat of the Roadster to fit the air tank and compressor needed for the Space X package. The covers to the second-generation Tesla Roadster were taken off at the end of 2017 and the electric car manufacturer intended on launching the all-electric hypercar in 2020. The new Roadster has been (unsurprisingly) delayed and while Elon Musk won’t give a date as to when it will launch and hit the production line, some speculate that it won’t arrive until at least mid-2021 by which time other electric exotics like the Rimac C_Two and Pininfarina Battista will (probably) already be on the road. Rendering via All Car News'

With portable EV fast chargers, could backup juice be as easy as pizza delivery?

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Cross the ubiquity of ordering a pizza with the form factor (and weight) of a backup “jerry can” of fuel and you’re close to what it seems the startup SparkCharge is attempting to produce with its new modular charging system. SparkCharge is a
'Cross the ubiquity of ordering a pizza with the form factor (and weight) of a backup “jerry can” of fuel and you’re close to what it seems the startup SparkCharge is attempting to produce with its new modular charging system. SparkCharge is a startup that won the top $1 million prize at the 43North pitch competition in 2018. It..'