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Posted on 27th September 2020
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Journalists bemoan the poor understanding of science by the general public, and then have the hypocrisy to publish articles like this report on th BBC.
The piece is about the much anticipated presentation by Elon Musk, about Tesla's new battery technology.
It repeats figures from the presentation about the performance improvements that the new battery tech. offers. In short, the new batteries will have:
Item #1 should translate directly into 5 times more range. The only reasons that it wouldn't are:
Either the journalists at the presentation were so mesmerized by it all that they didn't challenge this inconsistency, or they did, but the author of the BBC article (James Clayton) understands so little about basic science that he ignored this glaring issue.
I expect such poor journalism from some publications, but I had higher hopes of the BBC.