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  • Turns Out A Tesla Supercharger Costs 2 Or 3 Times What Elon Musk Said [View article]
    Yes... $150k per 2 bays; Superchargers are now commonly 4 - 6 bays. The new one in Italy is 16 bays.
    May 14, 2015. 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Powerwall's Implication On The Electric Utility Industry [View article]
    Funny... I remember hearing the same comments in regards to the model S. PV DOES save $$$; Storage saves slightly less; Then... you guys always seem to forget that some people believe a stable climate for their kids is priceless not worthless.
    May 10, 2015. 02:43 PM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China installs 5GW of solar capacity in Q1 [View news story]
    Installed solar is always expressed in GW (power). You can convert that number roughy... China receives ~4.5 full hours/day on average. 5GW = 8.2TWh/yr.

    Other forms of generation are also expressed in installed capacity... a 1GW nuclear plant is called a 1GW nuclear plant... not a 7.6TWh plant...
    Apr 20, 2015. 11:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S demand in China still a work in progress [View news story]
    Funny how the haters report a 45% decline (really just a shift in production batching) but not an 800% increase like there was last year in Norway from April to March (also just a shift in production batching)....
    Mar 27, 2015. 11:23 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Checking in on U.S. electric vehicle sales [View news story]
    Lota pathetic monsters out there still burning oil to get around... for all our sake hopefully they wise up fast...
    Mar 3, 2015. 03:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Tesla Really Worth? [View article]
    No, flow batteries are not cheaper... at least upfront; Perhaps on a per kWh cycle basis. Even then it would take >30 years cycling them daily before they WHERE cheaper and the Gigafactory is likely to change that dynamic.

    Storage is required to expand solar beyond ~20% total generation. This is already a problem in Hawaii, California and Germany. The market for storage is expected to grow exponentially over the next 10 years.
    Feb 14, 2015. 12:13 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Apple car project is for real, and it's a minivan [View news story]
    ~200 mile EVs will be <$35k in ~5 years... what's your commute?
    Feb 13, 2015. 08:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Cost Advantage Destined To Disappear [View article]
    I bet people said the same thing about the model T when it was initially released... then the cost dropped by ~50%.
    Feb 5, 2015. 03:16 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Tesla Math, Is The Jeep Brand Worth $100 Billion? [View article]
    Hmmm.... Pretty sure that every single jeep vehicle gets <50mpg... they make some of the worst, most unsustainable and destructive vehicles; That company has NEGATIVE value.
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:27 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lack Of Momentum Hitting Tesla [View article]
    Yep... they've only DOUBLED their weekly output in 12 months.... oh, wait....
    Jan 20, 2015. 12:01 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's 200-Mile Electric Car For $30,000: RIP Tesla [View article]
    Ok... so short it... big fan of the short squeeze... last time I bought a car :)
    Jan 11, 2015. 12:05 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Good Signs For Tesla At CES This Week [View article]
    'a miniscule market share'

    LOL.... they're selling every car they can make, >1200/week, have a back order of >20k AND most people I speak with cannot wait until they can buy a Tesla for <$50k in ~4 years... that 'niche' is likely bigger than 500k/yr.
    Jan 8, 2015. 07:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Good Signs For Tesla At CES This Week [View article]
    OR... the 'Big Guys' would rather see their transmission and engine manufacturing base become obsolete later rather than sooner... advantage Tesla. Modern Electrics are superior to ICE in almost every way.
    Jan 8, 2015. 11:49 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Good Signs For Tesla At CES This Week [View article]
    Why would other major OEMs want a direct Tesla competitor? A Tesla competitor is an ICE competitor... the OEMs want to milk ICE for all its worth. Advantage Tesla.
    Jan 8, 2015. 10:15 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Social Responsibility Scorecard Shows Strengths And Weaknesses [View article]
    Yep... lotta energy... yet it's STILL significantly better then burning minerals in a reciprocating engine... if not PV powered BEVs what's your brilliant solution?
    Jan 7, 2015. 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment