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Demand for Model S strong in Norway

  • Tesla Motors (TSLA) can claim it has the best-selling car in Norway after the Model S overtook the Volkswagen Golf with a 5.1% market share.
  • Demand is so high for the Model S in the small oil-enriched nation that dealers say they have waiting lists of eager buyers.
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  • Patent News
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    Let's see what happens if US Gov't forces a recall of Tesla Model S due to design flaws when Gov't re-opens.

     

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    8 Oct 2013, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • marshgre
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    There is no "design flaw" go peddle your FUD elsewhere. Posting a link to your own questionable opinion piece does not count as supporting evidence of this "design flaw".
    8 Oct 2013, 08:14 AM Reply Like
  • Patent News
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    there is a design flaw. US Gov't is in process of investigating it.

     

    Posting your own typical attack response proves you are overly attached to a stock with little logic.
    8 Oct 2013, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • marshgre
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    Please provide a link to the proof of a federal investigation that has been conducted or is ongoing at this time. If you cannot we can safely assume you are throwing around the term "federal investigation" the same way you throw around the terms "design flaw" and "explosion"

     

    Your comments appear to have the tone of someone who has an irrational attachment to the bear side of this stock.
    8 Oct 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Pure misinformation to manipulate the price of the stock. The sec should investigate this .
    8 Oct 2013, 08:56 AM Reply Like
  • Vico Confino
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    Vico Confino Tesla 85 owner
    Dear Sir,
    If you do not own a Tesla sedan, if you have not ridden in a Tesla sedan and you have not driven a Tesla sedan......what do you base your entirely worthless comment.
    Express your comments on a subject that you are experiencing.
    The worthless US dollar. The worthless leadership. The worthless
    educational system that is turning out millions of worthless citizens.
    The only solution to all of this country's problems lies in the government staying closed.
    nuff sed
    8 Oct 2013, 09:02 AM Reply Like
  • ursf
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    "there is a design flaw. US Gov't is in process of investigating it".....

     

    ....is first of all a lie by an apparent desperate shorter.

     

    Second, even if it was correct, the goal of an investigation would be to investigate and produce a conclusion. You dare putting the conclusion (as you seem to think you are a great theoretical engineer, sitting in front of your internet connection) at the front of your sentence which is actually introducing the lie about a "US Gov't investigation". How much do you thing that would produce any credibility in any of your rants?

     

    This is starting to sound so non-intelligent that I am starting to believe that you know exactly what you are doing. I think there is a name for that kind of online behavior and I think it starts with a "t" and ends with "roll:. And SeekingAlpha should be aware of it.
    8 Oct 2013, 09:15 AM Reply Like
  • joe_dirt365
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    lol its not a design flaw.... more like design improvement. :)
    8 Oct 2013, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • nwdiver
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    If catching on fire because the car ran over a large piece of metal at highway speeds is a "design flaw" worthy of a recall then we ALL need to dust off our walking shoes!!
    8 Oct 2013, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • Agnes59
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    @Patent News: You're dreaming. When one makes a rebutal you call it an attack.So, your the only one that can make a comment huh? Grow up!
    8 Oct 2013, 12:46 PM Reply Like
  • 123man
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    Please provide the link to this government investigation - if you don't have one, then don't assert that one exists -
    8 Oct 2013, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • Surf Dog
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    IF
    8 Oct 2013, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • aaronw2
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    A federal investigation (if there is one) does not mean that there is a flaw. A flaw can only be determined as the result of an investigation. The only flaw is in your logic which you peddled in your previous unfounded article.
    8 Oct 2013, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • HMGD
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    Patent News have not proof any design flaws in Tesla Model S. Had Tesla Model S incident happened to ANY other car the results would had been equal or worst.
    8 Oct 2013, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • Stephen Pace
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    @Patent News: Link to proof of investigation or it didn't happen. Fact is, NHTSA isn't even working at the moment due to the shutdown. But even if they were, all an investigation would show is that the car functioned as designed.
    8 Oct 2013, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • maggas
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    why don't you short it then? how can you possibly know something that will tank stock and hot short? you are ?
    8 Oct 2013, 10:25 PM Reply Like
  • Joe E Coyotee
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    Tesla has the best design, the battery pack has a total of 16 modules, fire is contained to the section of the car by internal firewalls within the pack. Vents built into the battery pack direct flames down towards the road and away from the vehicle.

     

    U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 152,300 automobile fires per year in 2006-2010.

     

    Car fires are nothing new to the automotive industry

     

    http://bit.ly/1acf4xG
    http://bit.ly/1a9nh4u
    9 Oct 2013, 12:43 AM Reply Like
  • Al.B
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    I totally agree with you Vico.
    10 Oct 2013, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • Al.B
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    If the design flaw you are refering to is the fire that started in the front of the Tesla, let me offer this. I read that the Tesla hit a curved piece of metal that had fallen off a truck. If that is so, that curved piece of metal was probably a broken loose piece of a brake drum of which I have seen a number of along the highways in my travels. These pieces are heavy, thick, cast iron. The article stated that when the Tesla hit it, one end of the metal piece punctured the 1/4" thick metal floor pan of the vehicle, punctured a battery cell resulting in the fire. If the height of the metal piece was taller than the distance between the road and the floor pan of the vehicle it would have to either puncture the floor pan and/or break up into smaller pieces. The 1/4" thick floor pan on the Tesla is certainly thicker than the sheet metal floor pans that all the gas engine vehicles have. If a gas engine vehicle would have hit that piece of metal, it could have severed the gas line and also resulted in a fire. So, I wouldn't call it a design flaw
    10 Oct 2013, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • toonies
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    Elon knows why he started in Norway. FiƄland, Sweden and Denmark will continue with strong demand soon. Time to build plant in EU.
    8 Oct 2013, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • PeterJA
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    "Time to build plant in EU."

     

    Tesla already did.
    http://bit.ly/19wLXZJ
    8 Oct 2013, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Europe has strict environmental regulations. And gasoline is $5-6 per gallon due to taxes.
    8 Oct 2013, 08:41 AM Reply Like
  • surferbroadband
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    Michael, you are wrong. Gasoline is more like $7-8 per gallon! In Norway it is very high!! But you are right in that, taxes play a large role in the price of gasoline in Europe.

     

    http://abt.cm/GLWfbw

     

    That should be a helpful link.

     

    And what are the shorters gonna say about that?
    8 Oct 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • chfp
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    $200 'round the corner.

     

    Haters will repeat the tired old FUD of how demand can't last, or that only Norway would have demand like this, or that evil Elon is manipulating the stock...
    8 Oct 2013, 08:48 AM Reply Like
  • joe_dirt365
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    what about the 'federal investigation' of the Model S's 'design flaw'. Lol short's latch onto whatever lies misinformation bad publicity they can get their hands on.
    8 Oct 2013, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • SharkDude
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    Omg. So strong the valuation should jump to 40 or 50 billion by Christmas.
    8 Oct 2013, 08:59 AM Reply Like
  • Patent News
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    lol sharkdude is a typical tesla pumper thinking it will go up forever just purely on hype as it has for past year.
    8 Oct 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • SharkDude
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    that was sarcasm. I think the current valuation is absurd. no. beyond absurd.
    8 Oct 2013, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • joe_dirt365
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    lol miscommunication between Tesla non-believers...... have a good day ladies.
    8 Oct 2013, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • SharkDude
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    yeah joe dirt. nice handle. explains a lot.
    8 Oct 2013, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • 123man
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    There is no reason to refute the unproven, unsubstantiated comments you have made - you say there is a design flaw in your learned opinion, however all of those like myself who own and drive the car disagree - we can assert that the Model S is the safest car out there specifically BECAUSE of the unfortunate accident - passenger survived this horrific incident, walked away unscathed - and YOUR learned response is that we are "trolls"
    8 Oct 2013, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • surferbroadband
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    Oh Joe, say it isn't so? You are such a macho man.

     

    What was that song from the Village People?

     

    Macho macho man. I want to be a macho man!!
    8 Oct 2013, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • TheJokerVSTheStupid
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    Market Share of one month tells me nothing. The Tesla is new, the VW Golf not. Its just natural that new hip models have a big market share at the beginning. Scandinavian countries have a above average wealth, so its not really telling us anything about the rest of the world.
    On the other side its a good test field because of extreme weather conditions. Batteries tend to fail at very low degrees. So lets see how many teslas are still in demand after winter.
    8 Oct 2013, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • brycelane
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    It's sad when these threads become nothing about investing, and almost entirely about trying to establish ones self as a digital alpha male. It's a worthless waste of time, and is simply a case of rabid insecurity. I urge everyone to grow up and focus their energy on creating a constructive debate forum.
    8 Oct 2013, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • surferbroadband
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    Isn't this site called, Seeking alpha?

     

    Alpha alpha man, I want to be an alpha man.
    8 Oct 2013, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • User 13960422
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    What caught my attention was "...dealers say they have a waiting list..." Tesla is working through dealers in Norway? Not selling direct?
    8 Oct 2013, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • Ronnie_Runner
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    Tesla is selling direct through Tesla stores in Norway, no independent dealers.
    9 Oct 2013, 08:29 AM Reply Like
  • Nesbak
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    They are selling direct, the dealer here is a used cars dealer. Some car dealers manged to get hold of new Model S cars that they sell with a 10.000$ + premium because of the 6 months waiting list Tesla have. Everybody wants one :-).
    9 Oct 2013, 09:25 AM Reply Like
  • GDook
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    Just saw the news of another ICE bursting into flames this AM after hitting another vehicle.
    8 Oct 2013, 12:58 PM Reply Like
  • joe_dirt365
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    must be a design 'flaw'
    8 Oct 2013, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • marshgre
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    Ooh! What make? We should all pile on to a short position of that brand.
    8 Oct 2013, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • aaronw2
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    I saw a car on fire on the side of the freeway a few months back. The flames must have been 20 feet high and the front car was fully engulfed including the interior. It looked far worse than the Tesla model S and the fire department had not yet arrived and this is in the middle of a large city. Just one of likely 17 car fires that hour.
    8 Oct 2013, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • surferbroadband
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    And the Government should be investigating that farce....er .....fire!!!!
    8 Oct 2013, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • 123man
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    All we Tesla "trolls" certainly hope that your article moves those who think Tesla is a bad investment to initiate short positions as soon as possible before the 3rd quarter announcements -
    brcylene - you are right, I apologize, but as Vico says "I am 66 years young", and owning a Model S elicits such responses from old virile men
    8 Oct 2013, 02:16 PM Reply Like
  • surferbroadband
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    Hey, I like Vico!!! When I am his age, I want to be viagra free too!!!
    8 Oct 2013, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • jsijimmy
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    Another chance to make some quick $$$. Buffet is right again about fear and greed...
    9 Oct 2013, 05:30 PM Reply Like
  • PeterJA
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    Interesting post by Julian Cox is here:
    http://bit.ly/19lrh55
    (#10320)
    9 Oct 2013, 06:15 PM Reply Like
  • Vico Confino
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    Maxsell <33vico@gmail.com>

     

    11:27 PM (2 minutes ago)

     

    to me
    Vico Confino Comments (4) 5/5/2012

     

    I am 79 years young and opened my first business at 19. I am still active and enjoying the fruits of my labor and knowledge gained during the past 60 years.
    I am number 2,600 on the delivery list for the two S sedans I have on order. The production schedule lists the Signature Series as the first limited edition of 1,000 sedans to be delivered beginning in June.
    Hopefully I will have my order delivered in September. I have also invested in Tesla stock and if my reading of the future of Tesla is correct, the stock will pay for my cars.
    My prediction is that Toyota will buy out or joint venture with Tesla to sell Tesla models in all their dealerships.
    Say "sayonara" to all the EV pretenders and wannabees.
    What say all you naysayers?
    Vico Confino
    20 Nov 2013, 11:35 PM Reply Like
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