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  • Will The Alibaba IPO Do Any Good For Yahoo? [View article]
    Yahoo invested $1B 9 yr ago. On the IPO day the investment was worth $35B. Is it good? Hmmm nope. If I invested $1B and it's now worth $35B, I'd be really pissed off, duh.
    Sep 29, 2014. 01:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Are Luxury Car Makers Looking The Other Way While Tesla Eats Their Lunch? [View article]
    There is no point for Tesla to pile up cash in a bank account. They are growing and must use their cash to build their supercharger network, service centers and showrooms. When a luxury car maker will make a pure EV with a similar range, the difference with Tesla will be the supercharger network. That's what make Tesla more appealing. Only an alliance of manufacturers agreeing on a standard can build a similar network. However the issue is: is it going to be free like Tesla? If it's not free then why compete against CCGI who owns nearly 14000 charging stations. Tesla should not slow their expansion because the only ones who are going to use the superchargers are the customers who buy the Tesla S, X, E or Y. I'm kind of a cheap guy. On my way home I'd rather stop at a supercharger station (less than 5 minutes from home), plug in for 20 minutes, most of the time more than 20 minutes because I walk around the shopping/restaurant, rather than plugging at home.
    May 9, 2014. 08:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Are Luxury Car Makers Looking The Other Way While Tesla Eats Their Lunch? [View article]
    Carlomiami, keep in mind that you bought a 2014 RR, which is not a cheap car. Dealer understands that people who can afford a 2014 RR or Porsche Cayenne or any luxury SUV, have money, plenty of money. These buyers are not going to negotiate a couple of % discount on the car, unless I'm wrong. So dealers have no remorse charging fees for this and fees for that. Paying a middle man is ... well a waste of money.
    May 9, 2014. 08:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney Had A Great Quarter But Faces Major Long-Term Risks [View article]
    No one saw Frozen coming and be a hit. And no one will see the next hit coming. And let's not underestimate the force. I saw episode 4 when I was a teenager. I'm in my mid 40s and I'm still a fan. DIS could hit $100, nothing is impossible.
    May 8, 2014. 01:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Vs. Renault: Low Cost, Not High Cost, Is The Future. [View article]
    What has Renault done to advance the automobile industry in the last 20 years? Nothing other than losing money to be rescued by Nissan. Renault, Peugeot, Fiat, Seat et al haven't done anything. They've always made the same products again and again, never thinking out of the box. GM hasn't done anything either other than producing gas guzzlers V6 and V8.

    Comparing Tesla to any other car manufacturers is like comparing a fresh graduate from Stanford/Yale/Princeton who commands $200K/year salary vs a 20 y/o veteran worker who makes less.
    Apr 29, 2014. 04:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    Don't forget the millionaires have kids not just one like the poor.
    Apr 28, 2014. 03:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    As you said, that's the average. There are millions of millionaires in China. They are the potential customers. BMW sells more cars in China than in the US. So you would think how can an average Chinese with $3K income can afford a BMW? BMW doesn't care about the average. They care about the ones who can afford it.
    Apr 28, 2014. 03:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    If GM went out of business then people will buy car from Ford, Chrysler et al. It's not like people can't drive another car other than a GM. Bear Stern, Washington Mutual et al went out of business then what? JP Morgan Chase took over and banks are better than before making billions in profit. It was pride that saved GM. The US pride.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    GM has also a couple of dead people on their hands or should I say in their cars. If one of your relatives died in one of their cars with the faulty ignition switch, you will have a different opinion of GM. It's like people who lost a loved one in the NY twin towers, have a different view about why the US went to Iraq and Afghanistan vs. those who don't.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    Tesla rates their battery with 3000 cycles not 1500.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    "Meaning that the only real customer will be Tesla, again putting Musk in the position to apply even more leverage..."

    Daimler just bought out Evonik from Li-Tec and Deutsche ACCUmotive Li-ion companies to make their own batteries. Why? Because the next generation battery only exist in lab. Cars don't need the latest in technology to sell well. Look at the Prius. It's still pack a NiMh battery that's been around for 15 years. The Prius is technologically behind but heck it's number one in sales.
    Tesla might fall behind in battery technology but the Prius just showed it outshines rivals using strictly “old school” NiMh batteries. The Model-E might do the same with strictly old school Li-ion.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    We're talking about business here not private party. When you're the CEO of a taxi company, approach Musk and offer to buy 100 S with spare batteries. Do you expect Musk to say "go online at http://www.tesla.com and change qty to 100"? Absolutely not. You involve marketing, give a sweet deal to the 1st taxi company and make sure that other taxi companies are jealous.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    All you need is a big roller like the one used in car wash to scrub the bottom of the Tesla and voila.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    You're wrong. I used to work for a large company (+3000) employees. When someone needs a taxi they don't call the taxi at the last minute. The receptionist make an appointment with a taxi ahead of time. So a Chinese business man can keep a business card of a Tesla taxi driver and call ahead of time to pick him up at the airport or an office.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fleet Economics And The Underestimation Of Chinese Tesla Demand [View article]
    Have you been to Vegas lately? There's a fleet of Leaf limos shuttling customers back and forth. What's the cost? I don't know but the fact that someone is running a fleet of EV means there are economics that could be profitable. Awhile ago Nissan went to lend some Leaf to taxi drivers in NY who said they loved it.
    Apr 28, 2014. 02:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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