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  • Tesla Underestimates Supercharger Expenses [View article]
    "And I wonder how many people truly "get" the Hannakah reference. LOL"

    Sure we do. It just like when a normal Lithium battery lasts 8 years and 600K miles (Musk Miracle).
    Dec 17, 2014. 03:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The One Variable That Will Determine Tesla's Future [View article]
    I do not think comparing a BMW to the SpaceX is exactly fair. I do understand BMWs are not cheap, though I believe we are still off a few order of magnitude with space craft pricing.

    Unless of course you are stating that BMW has done cost effectively (and in high volume) what SpaceX is able to do piecemeal.

    I remain impressed with BMW's technology and manufacturing skills.
    Dec 17, 2014. 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Tesla Shares Fallen Far Enough? [View article]
    Molli,

    Gasoline ignites (explodes) from a 1% to 7% concentrations (fuel/air mix), which is probably about the same (or better) than the electrolyte in the 18650 cell.

    I don't know about depression pills; never had that problem.

    Isn't the salt thing a bit over the top? Goosfabra; goosfabra; goosfabra (Anger Management movie for those who do not recognize this).
    Dec 17, 2014. 03:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Production numbers the talk on Tesla Motors [View news story]
    "A $50k M3, if performance is 0-60 in under 5 seconds, could sell well in 2020"

    Or you could save $10K in exchange for another 0.5 second 0-60 time and purchase a Genesis today.
    Dec 17, 2014. 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Production numbers the talk on Tesla Motors [View news story]
    "This study also focuses on fine particulate pollution and specifically not greenhouse gases."

    Actual comments from the article: "They (EV) also are significantly worse at heat-trapping carbon dioxide that worsens global warming, it found"

    The main reason coal needs to be cleaned up is so Tesla owners can obtain cheap electricity to justify their purchase while appearing to be green.

    Tesla purchasers should be forced to add solar panels to their mansions to keep from making the air worse than if they brought a gas car.

    And we all pay extra taxes for this....
    Dec 17, 2014. 02:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Production numbers the talk on Tesla Motors [View news story]
    "Those who have had their brains fried on drugs apparently think gas prices are never going to recover in their lifetimes. "

    And still others look at the oil price data objectively and note that the inflation adjusted trend line is downward.
    Dec 17, 2014. 01:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Tesla Shares Fallen Far Enough? [View article]
    Hi Molli,

    Please go have some Nussecke and Jacobs at Esthers then read below:

    And yes, I do have quite a bit of knowledge about cars (also a member of the SAE and AEC).


    1) It is entirely electrical - ICE has more electrical systems

    ICEs do not have/need chargers, inverters, 3 phase motor drives and battery balancing systems. While there are some electronics in the fuel management deliver, it does not match that needed for EVs.

    2) The voltages are lethal - try the ignition spark

    No respectable German would consider a spark ignition system over a Diesel (no spark plugs) ...maybe time to hop back on a plane. Most cars now have the coil on plug, so there's no access to lethal voltages.


    4) lithium and water have a violent reaction when mixed together - no water needed to have a violent reaction of gasoline

    Though you need to have oxygen and the proper ratio and an ignition source to get gas to ignite. You don't need any of that with H20 and Li.

    5) the rains are becoming heavier - we need it.
    Glad to see that this is happening, and hopefully the drought will be over soon.
    Dec 16, 2014. 02:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The One Variable That Will Determine Tesla's Future [View article]
    Surfer stated"

    "$50.00 oil will not happen."

    Please consider not estimating oil prices, as you were wrong a few weeks ago when you said "hell would freeze over before oil <$71.

    There are too many political issues driving oil prices and I hate to see you be wrong again (oil may go down to $35-$40 before reversing).

    I am sure you recall the drop from $140 to $40 that occurred in 2008....
    Dec 16, 2014. 12:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Hits New Speed Bump, BAIC Takes Middle Road [View article]
    Many of the Chinese will stay in even a crappy job for 3 years without changing, so an abrupt departure is something to analyze, especially when their sales are to match US in 2015/6.

    Else, just drink some Tesla-Aid and everything will be fine; unless Chinese versions of the Model S become available.
    Dec 15, 2014. 03:37 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Strategic Advantage [View article]
    "I suggested a 125kwh battery to handle the 800 lbs"

    This extra 125KWhr battery will probably weight >1500 lbs by itself.
    Dec 15, 2014. 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Tesla Shares Fallen Far Enough? [View article]
    molli,

    Might I suggest Esther's Bakery and Dittmer's Wurst-Haus (El Camino & San Antonio roads) if you have not already been there?
    Dec 15, 2014. 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have Tesla Shares Fallen Far Enough? [View article]
    "Today I had to rescue my wife as her Mercedes had a complete electrical failure in the light rain in NorCal..."

    Then I would really be scared by the Model S since:

    1) It is entirely electrical
    2) The voltages are lethal
    3) it does not have the history/experience of Mercedes
    4) lithium and water have a violent reaction when mixed together
    5) the rains are becoming heavier
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Implications Beyond The Electric Car Industry [View article]
    "With electric car, there are none of those costs. Think of how much money is wasted on that on an national and international level."

    Think about how much extra coal is being burnt to generate electricity to support your "green" illusion.
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Implications Beyond The Electric Car Industry [View article]
    Jim,

    The costs you cited are delivered, which include the transport network (about half the price). Solar will only replace the generation part, not the delivery which will still be charged for (unless you have your own local solar system).
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Implications Beyond The Electric Car Industry [View article]
    "How can anyone show a link to back up a claim of something that is supposed to happen in the future ? "

    Easy. Have Musk make a battery powered time machine. Assuming max cell power at a 5C rate, and the 18650 cell produces 10W, this would yield a max power output of 50W/cell.

    You need 1.21GW for time travel. That's 24.2 million cells (now I understand the need for the Gigafactory).
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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