That’s a really long post to say you don’t know shit.I haven't visited this forum in quite a while, but I clicked on the "Your content" link and was brought back to this [incredibly varied] thread. As ever, it's hard to believe that there are people on a tech forum who will take a slam on our pathetic two-party system so personally. I mean, seriously, do some of you folks actually know Joe Biden or The Donald? But I digress...sometimes you just have laugh...so back to tech.
My thoughts on the physical size -- and varied climates -- of the US are based on my years in uniform and all the different areas I either lived in or was TDY in. I also spent a career, both in and out of uniform, in the electrical field, so the fact that electrical storage devices lose stability in extreme climates comes for actual experience as well.
I'm sure that a few of our so-called "progressive" keyboard warriors will lose their minds after reading this, but a good old well-maintained diesel-powered engine will deliver a stable amount of mechanical power, as long as the fuel holds out, in just about any climate. A storage battery, on the other hand, rapidly loses stability in temperature extremes. If you're fortunate enough to live in an area where you don't experience triple-digits and/or sub-zero temperatures, by all means, make Elon Musk even wealthier than he already is, but, if you have to make a living in an area that experiences extended periods of temperature extremes, do yourself a big favor and read up on energy storage tech before funding Mr. SpaceX's return to his home planet.