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  • Tesla component part of RAV4 EV recall [View news story]
    Tesla fixed theirs - they have control - Toyota apparently didn't fix theirs - Tesla has no control - it may require bringing the Rav in, plugging in the computer and voila', problem solved - my Tesla is updated in my garage while I sleep - thinking about that, I wonder how Toyota will deal with the fuel cell defects and recalls - to compete with Tesla they will have to have a herd of little minions that sneak into peoples garages at night and swap out parts (kinda reminds one of how existing ICE dealerships problem solve)
    Mar 12, 2015. 09:15 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pulling The Plug On Tesla [View article]
    100 - how about life after death (oil)? - oil pollutes, pollution cause loss of life expectancy, so in a way, oil = death - in a more specific example, many wars including troubles ongoing now in the middle east including the Ukraine are being fought for the control of oil, again oil = death - finally, but certainly not last, fracking is an unknown quantity and the possible damage it can reek not a known quantity, but then neither was the Exxon Valdez catastrophe know until it happened - now I can't think of a better metric for investing than prolonging life for my children's, great grand children - if you care not, then plod on -
    Mar 11, 2015. 11:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pulling The Plug On Tesla [View article]
    Unless and until people start getting sick from earth moving the chemicals to the surface, at which America will become a land of vast wasted deserts - one thing we can be sure of, oil price will rise sometime, because of extreme overuse and it is not cost effective to frack for oil at or below a certain price - small thinkers think of themselves, today, damn the future - but the future cometh and cannot be stopped unless we kill ourselves first -
    Mar 11, 2015. 11:08 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Debt Growth Chief Among Its Demons [View article]
    I guess the fact that the 60 hydrogen stations currently being built in CA are being paid for by the state doesn't count as subsidy - without it the cars go nowhere - and in states where there is no need for HFC vehicles no stations will be built - so you can drive your hydrogen car to the state filling station and stop by for some fuel for your lawnmower - other than that your not going anywhere -
    Mar 4, 2015. 09:16 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Not The Next iPhone [View article]
    I agree, as Tesla range improves, less need for SC"s, so more cars with the same number of SC's being used by them, Tesla maintains the advantage it has already built - ICE manufacturers like GM could put high delivery chargers at each dealership, but they close at night, and are not likely to be excited about providing chargers in the first place - GM could force the issue, but that would put the dealerships in the position of having to eat themselves, starting with their feet -
    Mar 2, 2015. 10:46 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Not The Next iPhone [View article]
    To add - Tesla only needs to sell 40,000 vehicles in one year to make a billion dollars - that's one followed by 9 zeros - once they reach capacity the R&D and structure expenditures will subside, sales will far exceed 40,000 cars and the profitability will stabilize some where in the stratosphere - how many Iphones does apple need to sell to make a billion dollars?
    Mar 2, 2015. 10:34 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Not The Next iPhone [View article]
    You only need one gas station every so many miles - so the extra gas station are mere redundancy - Tesla SC's are placed so as not to create redundancy but rather efficiency as needed - spend a couple of minutes figuring out where you want to go, unplug and take off - thats how I do it -
    Mar 2, 2015. 10:28 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ripping The Shorts' Faces Off! [View article]
    I saw 6 of them yesterday on a 45 minute drive to the lower desert, Palm Desert
    Feb 22, 2015. 01:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Key Takeaways From Recent Events [View article]
    Perhaps you compare the wrong 10 years -
    Feb 16, 2015. 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    Anton - did you see the Utube video of the Tesla P85D against your 700hp+ Hellcat? - worth a view !!!
    Jan 26, 2015. 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Gigafactory gets a bull call [View news story]
    Did anyone notice the Mercedes concept autonomous driving car was ELECTRIC - so without saying it, Mercedes is showing it - go Tesla -
    Jan 21, 2015. 08:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's 200-Mile Electric Car For $30,000: RIP Tesla [View article]
    While this may be some small competition to Tesla, it is not the end of the world - as a matter of fact it may be the beginning - when Musk opened up the patent box, who knows who peered in, maybe even GM - and it sets about accomplishing what Musk wanted to happen, a move toward the dastardly electric transportation that he envisioned - give credit where credit is due - without Tesla there would be no 200 mile EV Chevy or any other EV car for that matter (remember GM crushed ALL the EV-1's) - Tesla wins and so does everyone else!
    Jan 11, 2015. 03:12 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Now Is The Time To Buy Tesla Stock [View article]
    Yes, "full employment" ?? - and till this day the American workers pay considering inflation is several thousand dollars lower than it was before Reagan started - BUT the corporations, ahhh, the corporation (who are people per the right side of the supreme court), they on the other hand have done well beyond belief - so much so that they started GE Capital, and GMAC, and Ford Motor Credit, from which they could loan the sheeple (many their own employees) money on credit so they didn't notice they were going broke - and when the big corps and the banks failed, wiping out tens of thousand of Americans retirements, we the broken taxpayers get to pay for the bailouts - talk about subsidies !!!!! - Tesla is setting a standard for other corporations to emulate, in America, by Americans -
    Jan 10, 2015. 02:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Now Is The Time To Buy Tesla Stock [View article]
    Now that's class - the heat is to hot in the kitchen me thinks - must be gas, not electric -
    Jan 10, 2015. 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Now Is The Time To Buy Tesla Stock [View article]
    So, we found it, we developed it, we got some pittance for our efforts and then let the Saudi's have it back - sound political strategy for sure - now they drive around in diamond crusted corvettes and, keep their women in the house under a breka, while we drive our ICE cars to the station and put more money in their pockets -
    19 of the 21 involved in the twin towers attack held Sardi passports (home grown), and the administration provided clear air passage for their relatives and only them following the attack -
    If for no other reason than to STOP filling their coffers, Tesla should be glorified, not vilified - An American company, making American cars, with American workers, in CA of all places desrves the medal of honor - not crying about tax incentives - I dare say you send more money to the Arabian penninsula than you do to me or other Tesla owners -
    But I guess many would prefer the honor go to say Germany for example, VW, Mercedes, BMW - wow
    Jan 10, 2015. 02:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment