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  • Battery Recharging: Why Is Tesla Not Going Wireless? [View article]
    'A six inch magnetically coupled air gap is no lossier than a six foot cable.'

    .... physics disagrees....
    http://tinyurl.com/cbo...
    Jun 30, 2015. 03:57 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla owners' love for their cars implies bright future, Jefferies says [View news story]
    70k miles in my Tesla... NOTHING has been replaced.... not even the oil ;)

    ..... well..... I've gone through a couple sets of tires :D
    Jun 25, 2015. 08:01 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors Model 3 launch pushed back to 2018 [View news story]
    Somewhere there's an empty bridge missing its troll...
    Jun 22, 2015. 10:40 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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...

    http://bit.ly/17OvCka
    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
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