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  • An electric Bolt from GM [View news story]
    There are a number of ways Tesla could do this, that would solve the "range problem", and make Tesla owners very happy. Tesla stated the Model 3 will have AT LEAST 200 miles of range. Disclaimer: These two scenarios are 100% speculation.

    1) All Model S owners will be given the opportunity to upgrade to a 500 mile battery for a fee, say $10,000 + a certain amount, dependent on how many miles the vehicle has on it along with whatever else needs to be accounted for. The upgrade provides owners with an extended warranty on the battery, essentially for free.

    2) The Model 3 may have an entry level model with 200 - 300 miles of range. It will be possible to upgrade the Model 3 to a 400 or 500 mile battery pack for a fee, say $10,000 + a certain amount dependent on how many miles the vehicle has on it along with whatever else needs to be accounted for. It will be possible to upgrade the battery pack at any point after the vehicle is purchased. The upgrade provides owners with an extended warranty on the battery, essentially for free.

    I suggest you read the following article.

    Better Warranty? Check! Upgradeable Cars? Sure! 500-Mile Batteries? Maybe Soon!
    http://onforb.es/11E3Ihp

    "He [Elon] suggested a 500-mile battery — nearly twice as good as the best they can offer today — could be available at about the 4-5 year mark in the life of Model S, which launched last year. “That’s about the point at which you’d see a significant change and it would allow us in the same volume and weight to put in a lot more range. ” So that would be 2016 or 2017. And when asked whether current owners could possibly purchase it replied, “ I think that’s a pretty good likelihood, yeah.”
    Jan 10, 2015. 06:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An electric Bolt from GM [View news story]
    Here you go. http://bit.ly/17tYBK6
    Jan 10, 2015. 12:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An electric Bolt from GM [View news story]
    1) Is the Chevy Bolt an EV or an E-REV?

    2) $35,000 GM vehicle with 200 miles of range vs a $35,000 Tesla vehicle with 300-400 miles of range. Competition? Not exactly.
    Jan 10, 2015. 10:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Poll: Only 5.4% of U.S. iPhone owners "very likely" to buy Apple Watch [View news story]
    Any responsible researcher would see a problem with attempting to measure "demand" for a product no-one has seen, or had the chance the use. Also, no-one involved in this study knows what the functionality of the Apple Watch will be or what it will cost. Rather than proving "only" 3-5% of iPhone owners "plan to" purchase the Apple Watch, this study basically shows 3-5% of iPhone owners trust Apple enough to "plan to" purchase a $350-$2000 mystery box because it's a new Apple product. The study may as well have asked if iPhone owners would purchase a new Apple "mystery box" that costs $350 -$2000.
    Jan 3, 2015. 12:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Roadster Upgrade Is A Very Big Deal [View article]
    Anyone looking at EV sales, and the sales numbers from the "conventional automobile manufacturers" might want to look at dealership inventory numbers. Tesla doesn't have dealers, and therefore one sale equals one vehicle that will be sold. As I understand it, this isn't true for most automobile manufacturers. http://bit.ly/1whCVsO
    http://on.wsj.com/172mjgt
    Dec 30, 2014. 01:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Investors Are Ignoring What Elon Musk Really Said About BMW [View article]
    What do you base this statement on?
    Dec 11, 2014. 07:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheap Oil May Affect 'Green Vehicle' Sales, But Probably Won't Affect Tesla Motors Sales [View article]
    As I understand it, based on the data I have seen, depending on what model you are ordering, and what country you are in, you may have to wait up to six months for delivery.

    http://bit.ly/1uttvad
    Dec 11, 2014. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Does Tesla Not Appear In The Detroit Auto Show Press Conference Schedule? [View article]
    I'll agree Tesla is not listed as having a "press conference" at the Detroit Auto Show. That still doesn't prove Tesla won't be hosting a press conference at the event, and could simply mean a press conference hasn't been scheduled yet. It could also mean Tesla is planning to host its own event. Furthermore, Elon Musk will be "speaking" at the 2015 Automotive World Congress on January 15th, which coincides with the Detroit Auto Show.

    http://bit.ly/1yre4C7
    Dec 11, 2014. 10:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Does Tesla Not Appear In The Detroit Auto Show Press Conference Schedule? [View article]
    " I interpret this to mean the December quarter is extremely back-end loaded and therefore likely on the weak side."

    Your "intrepretation"' lacks any logic and basically goes something like this; Since Tesla hasn't formally announced a press conference, that might include a revealing of the Model 3, you assume demand for the Model S is weak? That's "a bit"of a stretch.

    When is the last time Tesla revealed a new vehicle at a "formal press conference"? Never.
    Dec 10, 2014. 11:39 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Does Tesla Not Appear In The Detroit Auto Show Press Conference Schedule? [View article]
    Seekingalpha, please delete this article. Tesla is listed as being at the Detroit auto show. The author of this article is 100% misinformed.
    Dec 10, 2014. 10:09 PM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Investors Are Ignoring What Elon Musk Really Said About BMW [View article]
    @Frank

    The last 20% likely takes about as long as the first 80%, implying BMW's "fast chargers" add a maximum of 60-70 miles per hour vs 58 miles per hour for Tesla's detination chargers. Tesla's destination chargers cost ~$1000 each vs. ~$6000 for BMW's.

    http://bit.ly/1zMw7U4
    Dec 9, 2014. 09:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Investors Are Ignoring What Elon Musk Really Said About BMW [View article]
    One GIGANTIC difference. Daimler's CEO has never said anything about "applying to emigrate to Musk's colony on Mars", but Daimler has said that Daimler's partnership with Tesla remains.
    Dec 8, 2014. 04:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Investors Are Ignoring What Elon Musk Really Said About BMW [View article]
    There is a difference between "continuing to lose money" and investing in increasing factory production, and future product development.
    Dec 8, 2014. 04:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Investors Are Ignoring What Elon Musk Really Said About BMW [View article]
    @Logical Thought

    "Expects to commercialize by 2020". By 2020, Tesla could easily be selling more vehicles than BMW.

    Check out my article "Will Tesla Motors Need A Second Factory?", then tell me if you still believe that.

    "In my view, barring any production or supply constraints, [Tesla] will eventually meet or surpass the 1.8 million new vehicles BMW sold in 2012"

    http://bit.ly/12DF6g7

    Also, who's to say Toyota won't partner with Tesla to bring new technology to market?
    Dec 4, 2014. 09:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Investors Are Ignoring What Elon Musk Really Said About BMW [View article]
    Check out my article "Tesla Model S Owners Could Realize Amazing Savings", then tell me if you still believe that.

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Dec 3, 2014. 12:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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