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  • New Mercedes electric minivan has a Tesla touch [View news story]
    their site says "ethanol and hydrocarbon fuels" but terminology aside you can't say it comes -directly- from sunlight, really the bacteria are the center of the process and stuff still needs to be pumped, filtered, cleaned, shipped etc. so I don't see this being more efficient than solar power. If you have some data or a comparison I'd like to see it because I couldn't find much.

    If though, in terms of emissions, this actually causes a net decrease in atmospheric CO2, without having to make specific types of cars and fueling stations to support it and while factoring in the energy needed for the process itself, then I think it's a great idea.
    Apr 23, 2014. 09:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Mercedes electric minivan has a Tesla touch [View news story]
    Captain Pike, ethanol is not oil but thanks for that link, at the least it looks like a good way to put CO2 waste to good use, though it's not a game changer unless the efficiencies measure up. I will do more research about it..
    Apr 22, 2014. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Mercedes electric minivan has a Tesla touch [View news story]
    also one last point that trumps all arguments about Tesla cars' emissions.. if they get their electricity from solar power then the emissions are zero, Elon Musk is practically establishing his own utility with Solarcity and buying Tesla cars funds the installation of solar panels at superchargers. The Gigafactory will run entirely on solar power taking the emissions out of the production process. You can say it hasn't happened yet but the fact is that ICE vehicles will never be able to leverage renewables, we can't make oil with solar power.
    Apr 17, 2014. 09:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Mercedes electric minivan has a Tesla touch [View news story]
    chipdoctoer, yes real "independent article", I guess the whole world of engineering and science should have just asked some investors how all this technology works!

    I read enough of that article to figure out that it exists to spread FUD, they take no consideration of where power is generated or look in any detail at how accurate their ICE emission estimates are, but it's enough to just read the disclaimer on the last page:

    "Employees of Unit Economics and Weiss, Harrington and Asso
    ciates, LLC, including the author of this report, are allowed to take positions in the companies that they and the firm maintain recommendations on. Our employees may trade a stock which has an active investment recommendation by Unit Economics and/or Weiss, Harrington and Associates, LLC at any time without notice to clients or those receiving our research."

    "The analyst(s) responsible for writing and/or reviewing this research report receive(s) compensation relating to the overallprofitability of Unit Economics and Weiss, Harrington and Associates, LLC which may be impacted by, among other factors, the profitability of our clients in the ideas presented. "

    "While the author has no reason to believe that the information presented in this report is inaccurate, no representation as to its completeness or accuracy is made and no obligation is being undertaken to update such information should the author subsequently learn it was, or has become, inaccurate. "
    Apr 17, 2014. 09:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    that's what you've got? one picture? they will eventually roll out solar panels to the majority of superchargers, maybe we can forgive them for not being able to shell out 300k for each station until they've covered enough of an area to satisfy owners' needs...
    Apr 16, 2014. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    real exciting world you live in...
    Apr 14, 2014. 05:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    because they do that other stuff doesn't make them wrong on the issue of EVs, it's mostly a whole different set of people making these decisions. A lot of their power is coal, fine, but that can change. If all your cars are ICE they will never be capable of using anything other than gasoline. An EV powered by coal power plants is probably still more efficient than an ICE anyway.
    Apr 14, 2014. 05:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla building Chinese charging network [View news story]
    solar panels for superchargers...
    Apr 14, 2014. 05:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla to start China sales this month [View news story]
    "Elon Musk will "personally" do customer deliveries."

    Holy frapuccino does this guy never take a day off?? What a legend...
    Apr 10, 2014. 05:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's Ignition Vs. Tesla's Titanium And 'Befuddling' Peak Deliveries [View article]
    "Tesla doesn't make a profit" is the biggest myth around right now but if people want to base their investing decisions on wrong assumptions I say let them, my only suspicion is that they spread this myth knowing that it's just a myth...
    Apr 10, 2014. 01:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silence On Gigafactory Partnerships Suggest Tesla Might Be A Near-Term Short [View article]
    I think it's more likely that Google joins in, Elon has already stated that the cars will be fitted with an android emulator to run any android apps, Tesla is also more than interested in the self-driving car idea as are Google. On top of that Google has been purchasing all these robotics companies and as we know robots need batteries. Google is thinking big and long term enough (and throwing around enough money) for this to not be such a ridiculous concept...

    Whatever happens the announcement of any partners will probably come with the next earnings report as the Giga-factory announcement did. Whatever position you've got heading into it you better be confident..
    Apr 9, 2014. 09:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Needs To Capture 14% U.S. Market Share To Justify Valuation [View article]
    by the way "websites presented by proponents of global warming" is an ad hominem (not a real argument) as is associating the argument for climate change with capitalism and cronyism, so so far you've presented nothing except the refuted little ice age argument

    http://bit.ly/13pNmZw
    Apr 6, 2014. 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Needs To Capture 14% U.S. Market Share To Justify Valuation [View article]
    parts of the science are not settled, that's the way it works with a lot of things in science... gravity is not settled, but we had enough bad experiences to know that pilots should have parachutes, this time though we don't have the luxury of past experience and waiting until everything is figured out.

    but crony capitalists being on the side of renewable energy?? give me a break it's taken decades to get anything to happen at all in this government and it's a problem pretty much originating with capitalism.. (planned obsolescence?)

    by the way saying that you could reply with links is different from actually replying with links, give me an argument that is not covered in the page I linked to, I would love to be persuaded that I am wrong on this subject..
    Apr 6, 2014. 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Needs To Capture 14% U.S. Market Share To Justify Valuation [View article]
    here's your "little ice age" argument:

    http://bit.ly/1gyUp8C
    Apr 6, 2014. 02:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Needs To Capture 14% U.S. Market Share To Justify Valuation [View article]
    "The climate may indeed be changing, but it has changed before and will change again. See Little Ice Age, for example."

    http://bit.ly/1c5dU7c
    Apr 6, 2014. 02:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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