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  • ECOtality's Black Monday And The Rise Of Car Charging Group [View article]
    With practically no revenue and huge net losses, I'd love to know where they are going to get the money to finance a charging solution in everyone's parking lot. Probably where they've been getting it..... continued share dilution from issuing 3,000% more shares over 3 years. http://bit.ly/14DJEvK (Balance Sheet, Annual Data, Total Common Shares Outstanding)
    Aug 15 08:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Car Charging Group's Slow And Steady Approach Might Help It Win The Race [View article]
    Please explain a little more. Let's say a stock does a normal split, that would be double the shares at half the price. If it does the inverse, the result would be half the shares at double the price. Since a reverse split is a decrease in the total amount of shares, how is at all possible to "skew" the dilution effect when over the past 3 years the total outstanding shares have still increased from 2 million to 42 million? http://bit.ly/1eKT1iX (Click balance sheet, annual data, then look at bottom)
    Aug 14 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Car Charging Group's Slow And Steady Approach Might Help It Win The Race [View article]
    Thank You!
    Aug 14 08:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Car Charging Group's Slow And Steady Approach Might Help It Win The Race [View article]
    What does my article have to do with a dilution trend? Your statement is false, just like many of your comments on my article. You are good at hosing peoples articles with sheer mis-statements and no proper reference. Did you even look at the link I sent? http://tinyurl.com/m27..., 3,180% additional shares added in 3 years.
    Aug 14 05:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Car Charging Group's Slow And Steady Approach Might Help It Win The Race [View article]
    The problem is the continued share dilution. Over the last three years they have diluted investors by a whopping 97%. http://tinyurl.com/m27...
    Aug 14 03:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About Car Charging Group... That Make A Big Difference [View article]
    Couldn't agree more!
    Jul 10 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About Car Charging Group... That Make A Big Difference [View article]
    - In my opinion, since Ecotality is manufacturing charging stations it would be obvious they would need a ton more money and run up much more debt. They are creating a physical product, which is expensive and full of liability, and somebody has to build it. Obviously they are going to need government support because of the Chicken or Egg scenario. I don't think the argument about debt currently holds because in order to build a charging infrastructure someone will have to run up a ton of debt because they are essentially the "Egg" and won't be profitable for quite a while. Governments have to finance that kind of thing, just like the interstate before cars.

    - My understanding is that CCGI finances the charging stations, which is great for businesses that don't want to pay for them. How are they going to build a nationwide infrastructure of charging stations without running up a huge amount of debt?

    - But hey you could be right. At the end of the day I had to pick the company with a physical product. Maybe a play on both stocks would provide diversification though.

    - What are your thoughts?

    Thanks
    Jul 7 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Car Charging Group: Immense Potential As Its Industry Follows Growth Trajectory Of 3D Printing [View article]
    The US is currently using around 10 sources to power the grid (http://1.usa.gov/186nKIB). This is a "cloud" based energy system. You continue to upgrade the cloud, and create an efficient delivery infrastructure that runs on it. The grid is our best option. The energy to charge a vehicle doesn't even compare to the energy of delivering heat: stove, dryer, blowdryer, microwave. The cost of upgrading the grid comes nowhere close to the cost of an increase in natural disasters due to global warming. If you don't believe in global warming, then this discussion might as well be over.

    Thanks
    Jul 6 04:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Car Charging Group: Immense Potential As Its Industry Follows Growth Trajectory Of 3D Printing [View article]
    If you believe in human induced climate change, after an extensive process of elimination, upgrading the grid is our best option.

    Thanks.
    Jul 5 06:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Car Charging Group: Immense Potential As Its Industry Follows Growth Trajectory Of 3D Printing [View article]
    In my opinion, EcoTality (ECTY) is the charging infrastructure play. They manufacture their own equipment and support a free market competition based price model. The have also partnered with ChargePoint to create a company known as Collaboratev. ChargePoint is the mammoth of all charging networks, but they are privately listed. Car Charging Group is a service with only 14 employees.

    Thanks
    Jul 5 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About Car Charging Group... That Make A Big Difference [View article]
    - From my understanding, the financial statement of Car Charging Group showed they only had 14 employees. This throws a red flag for me. (http://bit.ly/16cFRqn, Business Section, Item 1)

    - Car Charging Group is a middleman. You can think of it as Ecotality -> Workplace, or Ecotality -> Car Charging Group -> Workplace. Since Car Charging Group is not manufacturing the charging stations, it would seem logical to me the company who is manufacturing and deploying the stations would have a better profit margin: they are removing the middleman (CCGI).

    - About which pricing structure will work, let's use an analogy: ATM's. Different customers charge different rates for the ATM's at their location. This makes some ATM's less popular than others. If I go to Bourbon Street, I know I'm going to be paying large fees to make a withdrawal. Based on my location and desire, I'm willing to pay the extra cost for the convenience. Even though this pricing model is a pain, it is the model that turned out to be successful for the ATM industry. Competition in the market is what sets the price. When there are charging stations all over the place, everyone will have to compete with each other and the fee/price will take effect. By giving the price control to the business owner, they have the ability to change price and compete with the market. If that business owner is in a primetime location, he has the advantage to charge a higher fee. Also, EcoTality doesn't have to put more debt on the balance sheet because the business owner is financing the charging station. Car Charging Group is funding the stations, how much debt will they have to rack up to pay for a nationwide rollout? The ECTY creates a competition based free market price structure, whereas the CCGI model gives price control to them only, similar to a monopoly. In my opinion, the ECTY model which is similar to the current ATM model will be successful.

    - Regardless, ECTY has a great physical product. CCGI is only a service. I don't plan on selling ECTY for at least 5-10 years. ECTY could create millionaires, which makes it a risk I'm willing to take :)

    Thanks
    Jul 5 06:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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