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  • Can You Really Trust Tesla? [View article]
    Value,

    I have way more confidence in this author's research and his publisher's fact checking then I do in your specious assertions. You have proven nothing.

    Buy the book I am sure you would love it - it's all about how awesome Elon is.
    Apr 22, 2015. 07:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gas prices a factor in electric vehicle trade-ins [View news story]
    miketesla,

    Sorry thought you were referring to the story about the people not rebuying green cars posted by Edmunds today.

    My bad.
    Apr 22, 2015. 04:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy storage potential a big question with Tesla Motors [View news story]
    miketesla,

    "So the swithch from ICE to EV, is bad for the 99 % of the people ?"

    It's meaningless to the 99%. What's meaningful is the level of corporate welfare being doled out to TSLA (and all the other leech companies involved) and supporting the buying habits of the 1% paid for by the 99%. If they really understood it they would be disgusted.

    Much better ways to help the planet then this and I am pretty sure you could come up with a few.

    Chill, bro.
    Apr 22, 2015. 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gas prices a factor in electric vehicle trade-ins [View news story]
    miketesla,

    "Total BS trying to put some pressure on TSLA stock on up day :)"

    The level of paranoia of TSLA supporters never ceases to amaze me. Edmunds published the info today because it is "Earth Day" - you know Save The Planet, Hug a Tree, Eat a squirrel, etc.

    It was supposed to be a triumphal and uplifting article about how EV's are saving the planet but to their surprise it didn't turn out that way.
    Apr 22, 2015. 04:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy storage potential a big question with Tesla Motors [View news story]
    Miketesla,

    Your profile says: "Earth friendly energy sources investor ! My investments are only in corporations which are working to benefit 99% of the people more than the 1% ! "

    NewsFlash!!!!

    Elon Musk is a member of the 1%! His car buyers are 1%erss!

    (not that there is anything wrong with that from my point of view)
    Apr 22, 2015. 04:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gas prices a factor in electric vehicle trade-ins [View news story]
    samdehne,

    http://bit.ly/TjXhje
    Apr 22, 2015. 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gas prices a factor in electric vehicle trade-ins [View news story]
    "The rate at which hybrid and EV car owners bought another green car fell below 50%."

    That a pretty disturbing trend given that most of these people would be considered early adopters or product evangelists. Word of mouth is a huge factor in selling a breakthrough/paradigm shifting product so it would be interesting to ask these people "Why?".

    I have a hard time believing it is solely about gas prices - some valuable information here for Tesla and other manufacturers to learn from if they could talk to them. I am sure the people at Edmunds are surprised as well since they are strong proponents of the Model S and electrics in general.
    Apr 22, 2015. 02:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gas prices a factor in electric vehicle trade-ins [View news story]
    Can anyone comment on the Tesla Q1 (Jan,Feb,Mar) that is reported on the link to InsideEV's?

    What does this number mean relative to the Q1 expectations for Tesla?

    Doesn't seem close to what has been discussed so I am a little confused.

    Thanks,
    Franc
    Apr 22, 2015. 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Someone Is Going To Be Very Wrong On The American Consumer [View article]
    red,

    Not to mention that deductibles are crazy high as well!

    I guess making it uneconomical to go the doctor is one way of reducing health costs and further enriching the insurance companies ;)
    Apr 22, 2015. 12:36 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Really Trust Tesla? [View article]
    Double,

    "How about you show proof that the author of the book is telling the truth."

    Why should Paolo be responsible for that?

    How about you providing proof that he is not telling the truth?

    Elon collaborated with the author on this book - 30 hours of interviews. I doubt he would do that if he didn't trust him. Authors fear libel suits and truth is the only defense to a libel charge even if that truth is damaging to the reputation of the person being targeted.

    I am confused as to why this story bothers you so much, to me it seems like a positive, uplifting story.
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Really Trust Tesla? [View article]
    Value,

    To quote Freud: "a cigar is sometimes just a cigar."

    Perhaps you might want to reach out to the author to verify, I am not that interested and I also don't doubt what he has written.

    I look forward to you debunking this "myth" of the firing of the execs.

    Thanks!
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy storage potential a big question with Tesla Motors [View news story]
    Marshgre,

    "Do these statistics consider that many new SUVs offer a hybrid or PHEV option?"

    I have no idea - I just cut, pasted and linked the article.

    This was another quote:

    "Edmunds' analysis comes at a time when overall sales of alternative vehicles have continued to slide. EVs and hybrids accounted for just 2.7 percent of all new car sales in the first quarter of 2015, down from 3.3 percent during that same period last year. The share of SUVs, meanwhile, has increased from 31.8 percent in Q1 2014 to 34.2 percent in Q1 2015. "
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy storage potential a big question with Tesla Motors [View news story]
    http://edmu.in/1GewJpF
    "Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Struggle to Maintain Owner Loyalty, Reports Edmunds.com
    Earth Day Analysis Shows Car Buyers Trading in Alternative Fuel Vehicles for SUVs More than Ever Before"
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — April 21, 2015 — Car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to a new analysis from car-buying platform Edmunds.com. The analysis offers a surprising look at how today's gas prices are drawing hybrid and EV owners toward gas-guzzling vehicles at a much more accelerated pace than in recent years.
    According to Edmunds.com, about 22 percent of people who have traded in their hybrids and EVs in 2015 bought a new SUV. The number represents a sharp increase from 18.8 percent last year, and it is nearly double the rate of 11.9 percent just three years ago. Overall, only 45 percent of this year's hybrid and EV trade-ins have gone toward the purchase of another alternative fuel vehicle, down from just over 60 percent in 2012. Never before have loyalty rates for alt-fuel vehicles fallen below 50 percent."
    Apr 22, 2015. 10:22 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SolarCity +3.5%; $1B+ solar fund launched with Credit Suisse [View news story]
    Is this the product that Tesla will be selling in its upcoming announcement?
    Apr 22, 2015. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's The One Way Tesla Can Survive [View article]
    "I tested a single-motor P85S in Germany last summer, and I found that its performance is fine on highways, but it drops off sharply on the autobahn. High-velocity driving or repeated acceleration runs lead to a sharp drop in available power, so much so that it was hard to keep the Tesla above 110 mph on slight grades. At that point, 90-horsepower diesels start flashing their lights at you if you don’t move out of the passing lane. Moreover, I was not impressed by the graceless interior design and the showy but flawed user interface, not to mention several technical glitches."

    Money quote!
    Apr 21, 2015. 06:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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