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  • Why Did Tesla's VP Of Communications Resign Yesterday? [View article]
    You're over-reaching and playing the Tesla craze here. The real point of focus is Aston Martin. Who esle just left another EV maker for Aston Martin? Just a thought :)
    Oct 7, 2014. 03:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla An Energy Company? [View article]
    Back in February, I wrote on Teslarati that Tesla Motors is not a carmaker, but a lifestyle company that wraps its products and services in a car, and soon, a battery manufacturing plant. I wrote about how many industries it is starting to disrupt, at least five.

    This is what we've been saying for a few years. Carmakers shouldn't try to compete with Tesla. It's not a carmaker. Utilities shouldn't do the same. It's not an energy company, per se. Tesla Motors, or more rightfully, Elon Musk is the business 3.0 template for tomorrow. Tomorrow's business models will be much more agile than the current dinosaur templates we carry from a century ago. As soon as these industries understand this, they will be able to compete in an organic way. Until then, they are trying to fit a square in a peg hole.
    Aug 18, 2014. 04:23 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 50 GWh Puzzle: 3 Reasons Why Tesla Can Scale Where Others Have Failed [View article]
    Fisker and A123 were also victims of unrealistic investor demands. Pushing products out before they are ready usually means investors have taken over control, something Tesla was wise to avoid.
    Aug 4, 2014. 09:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 50 GWh Puzzle: 3 Reasons Why Tesla Can Scale Where Others Have Failed [View article]
    I'm going to write a follow up on your great points. It reminds me of a few other companies that did most of this, but Tesla wraps it well together.
    Aug 4, 2014. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Real Problem: Energy Density [View article]
    The "hydrogen threat" is so overblown and it's getting tiresome, especially considering the PR cash pockets behind it. Yes, hydrogen is more energy dense, but certainly less than flow cell batteries, which the Quant e-Limousine seems to show beats anything out there. Musk already said he was open to other batteries. Hydrogen fuel cell in transportation is very limited and faces far more obstacles than lithium. Lithium batteries will be more than enough for the next few years, but keep your eyes on flow cell batteries. That is giving both lithium and hydrogen a run for its money.
    Jul 25, 2014. 05:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla tumbles on big drop in Norway sales [View news story]
    When was the last time anyone saw good automotive sales in the month of June?
    Jul 3, 2014. 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Releases Its Patents To Fight Toyota And Hyundai [View article]
    I agree as well, which was my rebuttal on Teslarati today. Thanks, it was a great article.
    Jun 27, 2014. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Releases Its Patents To Fight Toyota And Hyundai [View article]
    I'm not sure what you're trying to do here after re-reading the article and the title. Hydrogen is competitor to an EV that already works well? That's a stretch and wildly real-life unproven. The article focuses on economics of delivering batteries, but doesn't explain how you see hydrogen fuel cell as a direct competitor to EV, and even less Toyota and Hyundai a competitor to Tesla. They are playing on very different fields.

    I like the point you make about Tesla could focus on the high-end luxury market. That makes sense, but only if you look at the bottom line, not the overall picture Musk is trying to achieve.

    Again, I've proposed this since 2010 on various publications, Tesla Motors is NOT a carmaker. It never was and probably will never be. It's like saying IBM is a computer maker, or Apple a IT design company. That is only looking at the tip of the iceberg. Tesla is answering a subconscious call from the mass. It is rough drafting Business 3.0. It's more a vision and lifestyle company than a carmaker.
    Jun 26, 2014. 11:46 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tesla Stands To Gain From Sharing Its Patents [View article]
    Teslarati has been covering this and showing who stands to gain the most, and who will benefit. It's a bold move, and great PR at the same time.
    Jun 16, 2014. 05:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • California green car incentive program goes dry [View news story]
    Tax incentives have never been a big factor for Tesla buyers. The average earnings for the clientele is $250,000. $10,000 is not a big deal, as many surveys and studies have pointed out.
    Apr 4, 2014. 01:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Happened To Apple's Quality Control? [View article]
    I have to agree in general, Apple's quality is going down the drain. My MacBook Air's mother board and SSD drive crashed 13 months after buying it. They replaced. That was nice. 6 months later, I have a blown pixel. They won't fix it. I'm stuck with a $1,200 laptop soon to be worthless. None of my other Apple device have any pixel related problems, but all are older. This is not the quality we've come to expect from Apple. Maybe the swan has sung. I won't be buying another one again.
    Jan 9, 2013. 07:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Lithium: Death Blow For Electric Cars? [View article]
    No offense taken here. A lively discussion is a great thing and we are exercising our critical thinking. Don't we need that more than ever these days? :)

    I do type fast and make mistakes. That's the nature of the beast...
    Oct 21, 2012. 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Lithium: Death Blow For Electric Cars? [View article]
    Yes, lithium batteries have 3% of a lithium on average. I don't see how else this can be interpreted. Language is a living thing, evolving all the time, especially English.
    Oct 20, 2012. 03:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Lithium: Death Blow For Electric Cars? [View article]
    Just to put things into perspective a little, lithium is only about 3% of battery. That's all.
    Oct 19, 2012. 03:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High-Speed Rail Investing: Is This California's Bridge To Nowhere? [View article]
    LOL, although I'm not sure house price rising is a good sign of a recovering economy, but time will tell. I looked at the price of train rides and this is something that also needs to be addressed if it wants to be competitive with cheap airlines.
    Oct 17, 2012. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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