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Tesla Motors dazzles at Frankfurt Auto Show

  • Tesla Motors (TSLA) CEO detailed the planned rollout of the Model S in Europe during the company's ebullient presentation at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • New stores are planned for a host of major cities across Europe - including Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Geneva.
  • Much of Europe will live within driving distance of a Supercharger station by the end of next year.
  • More from the Frankfurt Auto Show
Comments (15)
  • Check out this video clip on this Instablog http://seekingalpha.co...
    $TSLA continues to amaze drivers everywhere.
    10 Sep 2013, 07:15 AM Reply Like
  • I contend burning 85 million barrels of crude oil per day is actually good for the environment, and at $100 dollar per barrel that equates to 8.5 billion dollars. Affordable and beneficiary, what more could you ask. Secondary benefits, good wars and improved health, and those creat value in the gazillions.
    10 Sep 2013, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • I like the way you think! Let's all whine about the temporary tax credits for buying theses cars so that we can keep spending a trillion a year on military to stabilize oil rich countries.
    10 Sep 2013, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • Hey, that's as good as the car dealers claiming laws barring TSLA from selling direct are "good for the consumer".
    10 Sep 2013, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • I love the sound a Maserati at redline. And the smell of healthy V-12 burnout. Even better than the smell of Napalm in the morning on some poor saps that happened to be poor and living over a million billion bbls of crude that some dictator won't give up at the right price to secure the worlds liberty!
    12 Sep 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • Fantastic!! Lets hope that they don't try to stifle this company by not letting them sell directly!!
    Hard to believe what lengths some will go through with only their own self interest in mind rather than looking toward the future and making the necessary adjustments.
    10 Sep 2013, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • Omg. They might sell 30,000 cars next year.
    10 Sep 2013, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • In California.

     

    The rest of the world takes up the rest of the production - let's see - during the last month production was at the rate of about 34,000 a year - Per the VIN's issued they've already gone past the 21,000 they foresaw for 2013. But of course, you already knew that.
    10 Sep 2013, 10:06 AM Reply Like
  • Yeah and the Europeans will not block TSLA while they wait for European companies to come up to speed. People buying today on this news are lemmings.
    10 Sep 2013, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • People not buying today are expected to belly ache next year when they miss out the same way they belly ache now because they missed out earlier this year.
    10 Sep 2013, 11:32 AM Reply Like
  • Shark,

     

    Tesla is the future, far and beyond. In the time other car companies will be able even to come close, Tesla will be an established household name and some more. You can disagree as much as you wish, but you can't stop them marching forward and becoming huge. Tesla is the leader and others will always play catch-up.

     

    Holding a large chunk of TSLA shares with the house's money in my portfolio & bought with my TSLA profits a Model S P85 and waiting anxiously for delivery here in Europe. What there is not to like about it? Take care! :D
    10 Sep 2013, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Lemmings:

     

    That are paying double the efficient tax rate to bring oil from overseas, secure the supply lines with trillion dollar wars, extend the military around the globe to protect those secure supply lines, ship dollars by the billions to turn sand dunes into sheiks playgrounds, to fund schools that train terrorists to create 911's, to increase our tax burdens with Homeland Security, to bury friends and family as dead sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines, to pay for medical care and lost productivity when people die early from heart and lung diseases caused by pollutants, to give smart guys the freedom to drive a gas powered car at 22% efficiency, just to be called a lemming for hoping to drive at 1/3 the price of gasoline with a motor that is 94% efficient.

     

    Tough crowd.

     

    Well at least I'm up enough to fuel my Chevy Volt for the rest my life. With domestic energy! Don't have to buy any more on todays news. How about you sharkdude?
    12 Sep 2013, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • Let's see ... the i8 comes out in 2015 ... for $135,000 base price ... hmmm. It gets all of 20 miles on all electric ... don't think so. Tesla is still ahead!
    10 Sep 2013, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • I'm long and looking forward to TSLA stock climbing higher and higher. Just wait till Asia and Europe start buying these cars like mad! I plan on buying one myself in the next year or two once they have more charging stations. I can't wait to be less dependent on foreign oil.
    10 Sep 2013, 10:27 PM Reply Like
  • 30 days away from getting a loaded S----
    Can't wait to see the vin #-----
    Think it will be a big number----
    10 Sep 2013, 10:30 PM Reply Like
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