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  • Tesla In China: Cleaning Up The Smoggy Skies [View article]
    omarbradley ... I think that it is really a quite brilliant move by Elon Musk to pick an oil company to install its chargers since it is a good way for them to transition into the cleaner green technologies once oil may no longer be workable because of the pollution in China. And it should make a name for the company as a "clean energy company" which will be especially important in the future for them to continue to be viable, or at least to be more viable.
    Apr 17 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Kicks China Plans Into High Gear [View article]
    Excellent article ... again! I would add to the little tidbit about Tesla sales plateauing in the U.S. by saying this: that they were saying the same thing about Toyota's Prius about 12 years ago, insinuating that it was just a passing fad. Now, look where the Prius is - the most popular green car in the world. What happened? Well, the Prius was offered around the world and it took off everywhere. Sound familiar? That is because Tesla is doing the same thing with the critics saying the same thing that they did with the Prius. Wait another ten years and I think that we will have a very similar outcome with Tesla as we have seen with Toyota.
    Apr 14 02:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Tesla, Sinopec to hold talks about charging network in China [View news story]
    Here we go - Tesla is about to sweep China as it has here in the U.S. The charging stations are the key to Tesla sales and it looks like Elon has found a way to do it ... brilliant move!
    Apr 14 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    tomfrompv ... China has different pressures than we have here in the U.S. ... I have a Chinese lady working for me and she is always telling me of how things are different - especially with political and sometimes life threatening pressures in China which are not seen here in the U.S. We don't know why Kingston Chang quit, so it is not good to jump to conclusions before we have some sort of information.
    Apr 13 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    tomfrompv ... Sometimes it is a plus not having "experience" with an automotive industry - that way you don't have any preconceived ideas. Just look at Elon Musk who never had any experience with either rockets or cars or the solar industry before he became CEO of SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity ... I think that he is doing okay with what he is doing, wouldn't you say?
    Apr 12 11:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    User 7369811 ... if you had applied the same rational then the Toyota Prius would not be among the hottest selling green cars in the world right now. When it was in its infancy about 12 years ago its U.S. sales flatlined while at the same time Toyota was concentrating on the rest of the world as well ... and their sales continued to grow around the world ... and before long enough Priuses had been sold to make a name for itself. Now, in the U.S. it is doing quite well. Tesla is doing exactly the same thing and will most likely have exactly the same outcome in another 10 years. Watch and see ...
    Apr 11 03:37 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    What great news!!! China is actually among the largest of all areas for Tesla to open up its sales, and now with the charging network going in there should be no doubt that Tesla will make it big in China ... it is only a matter of time.
    Apr 11 03:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's Ignition Vs. Tesla's Titanium And 'Befuddling' Peak Deliveries [View article]
    Excellent, well balanced article. I especially enjoyed your realistic approach toward the titanium plate that Tesla will be installing on its Model Ss, as well as your discussion about the "peak" problem which has absolutely no substance, especially since Tesla can hardly keep up with its new orders from around the world. Thanks for your input.
    Apr 9 11:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce? [View article]
    Whenever something new and forward thinking comes along the "can'ts" always seem to outweigh the "cans". I guess that you will always be among the can'ts, John, as you never seem to see the possibilities of something that is groundbreaking, even when it is proving itself time and again right in front of your eyes. Too bad! Tesla is still on its way up, even though for a while it is taking a breather ... soon it will be moving back up. Wait and see! You just wrote an article, so that means that Tesla will probably move up very soon.
    Apr 8 12:05 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla And Texas: A Solid Plan For The Gigafactory [View article]
    Not only does Texas refuse to allow Tesla to sell its cars there, but they also blocked SpaceX from setting up a launch facility in their state, which would have made it much easier for them to re-use their rockets. I don't think that Texas is very friendly to any of Elon Musk's free enterprise ambitions, and I doubt that he has a very short memory either.
    Apr 4 02:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla's 'Not A Recall' Victory Will Crush Q1 Earnings [View article]
    What you forget, John, is that Tesla is NOT obliged to add the underbody armor package on all the cars any time soon ... it is not even required to do it at all! So, a little at a time, this protection will be added - it is not like a required "recall" where everyone is asked to bring in their car right away causing a great expense all at once. This retrofit could take years to complete so your figures are quite skewed since you are figuring it all in for Q1 earnings. Take that calculation over several years and then I think that you will have a more accurate figure.
    Mar 30 12:04 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is A Rock That People Break Themselves Against [View article]
    Great article, Raven ... keep them coming - I enjoy seeing all the details that you put together so that those who can't see what is happening will have their eyes opened a little more. Sounds like a perfect time to jump back in with Tesla, especially since the fire issue has been completely cleared up and Tesla continues to have a perfect safety record with not even one serious injury or death with over 30,000 cars on the road. It is truly the safest car built and if you want to protect your family it seems to be great life insurance to keep them safe while driving.
    Mar 29 11:33 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla cuts deal to keep five N.Y. stores [View news story]
    I think that Elon will one up the states some day by going federal ... but he has to be careful here ... it could backfire unless he has all his ducks in order first! All it takes is one bill in the U.S. Congress ...
    Mar 29 11:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NHTSA closes probe on Model S fires [View news story]
    Dan Fichana ... GM immediately comes to mind, with what is happening to them as we speak. Good point. Elon, on the other hand, has said that his entire objective with the safety of his cars was to make them as safe as he knew how so that he could trust that nothing would ever happen with his own family when they would drive or ride in them. And he does what he says - no one said that he had to have this fix, but he did it anyway to make his car that much safer than it was before. Good work, Elon!
    Mar 28 12:02 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Auto industry watch: A few more cracks in the dealership model [View news story]
    Hi Vico ...
    What you say is true! But we have to wait another two years to find out about "the roads" part ... whether there will be any, or at least any here in California. Don't know about that ... maybe we won't have any politicians after the big change either ... wouldn't that be nice! I think Elon's one big mistake was to buy his car and rocket factories in California - he may need a submarine to find them by the time that the Model E comes out, or is supposed to come out. Also, our sea level is rising fast because of the global warming that our politicians say doesn't exist, so Florida may not be safe either ... just a word to the wise ...
    Mar 27 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment