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  • Tesla: Lack Of Management Focus Remains A Concern [View article]
    "Rich man's toy" - I am not rich, I own 3 other ICE vehicles, but drive the Tesla by preference, as does my wife - with over 40,000 trouble free miles, I never think about the fuel issue anymore, especially since Tesla released the software upgrade which VERY accurately predicts the amount of energy needed to go from point A to point B - I simply don't run out of power - and add to that the convenience of plugging in at home, what a winner! - Tesla is building the infrastructure to support its eventual fleet - compare that to Honda and Toyota who are building a hydrogen fleet with nowhere to get fuel - "lack of management" ??? - and only Germany is producing hydrogen from wind power, all others are burning more energy to create hydrogen than the fool fuel gives back - talk about lack of management -
    Jul 21, 2015. 10:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Lack Of Management Focus Remains A Concern [View article]
    Yes, I saw the link and went to the source - of 15 pages, there were 12 previous Tesla employees and none that I could see with extensive credentials, but even if they were, twelve does not an exodus make -
    Jul 21, 2015. 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Lack Of Management Focus Remains A Concern [View article]
    Here is a link I gleaned from another post - http://bit.ly/1V3sDsx (watch the video clip) - loss of focus? - I think not
    Jul 21, 2015. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: UBS' Reality Check Could Mark A Turning Point [View article]
    My only comment - watch the video clip of Dean Haymore of the Story County Commission as to what is in store for Tesla and the gigafactory -
    http://bit.ly/1V3sDsx
    Jul 21, 2015. 10:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    PP - And it remains a Dodge, nothing can change that - a sparsely appointed muscle car that can be beat by mom every time in anything but a race track environment and the Hellcat must have racing slicks - I see your point -
    And you do realize that real racer blow down the course and rebuilt their motors at least every other time - refuel the Tesla and it can go again and again - refuel the Dodge and wonder if this time is the time you leave the engine all over the racetrack -
    Jul 18, 2015. 12:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EV Crossover Wars: Tesla, BMW, Audi [View article]
    Okay, the guy messed up with the third row i3 comment - there is a silver lining for Tesla though - the second row seats of the i3 provide no more room then the third row of the Model X - Tesla wins again - and the competition goes on and on and on, or does it really? -
    Jul 17, 2015. 12:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EV Crossover Wars: Tesla, BMW, Audi [View article]
    True - For the first time I saw a Mercedes and a RAV 4, both with Tesla's batteries and drive train - this particular household had four EV's and no ICE - besides the Mercedes and RAV they own a Tesla Roadster and a Model S 70D
    Jul 17, 2015. 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 New Premium Electric Car Companies Take Aim At Tesla [View article]
    In checking the links provided it seems that a whopping 12 former Tesla employees now work for Atieva (from the 15 pages of Linked In) - Every problem the bears throw out against Tesla will have to overcome by either new company - Remember, Musk and team bought the Nummi plant for 10 cents on the dollar and all the stamping machinery for 5 cents on the dollar - and Tesla is spending their profits on a Super Charging network, show rooms, service centers, production robot upgrades, etc - and Tesla is building its own battery factory (consider all the articles written talking about battery constraint issues) - all these factors added together means a new company of size has a loooong uphill climb - could they sell their designs to another company like Aston-Martin? - possibly, but aside from that they will be no threat for at least a decade -
    Jul 16, 2015. 09:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors increases land holdings in Nevada [View news story]
    O.Lee -
    Interesting - CA raised the amount of the rebate for an all electric EV from $2500 to $4000 (income under $60K per the article) and Fool Cells get $6500 - what makes this interesting is that Tesla and the Leaf are the only real competition in the market, and fool cell cars don't actually exist (production) - pretty smart for a politician for a change - give the largest rebate to an item no one can get yet - when the M-III is released, then the $4000 rebate will be flying off the shelf while the $6500 rebate just gets dusty (because no one will buy the car if they can't get the fuel - unlike Tesla, they are doing it backwards)- and keep in mind (all you bears who complain about tax rebates and incentives) all the hydrogen station to be built in CA will be on the taxpayers dime -

    Germany may present a different story, given the wind produced hydrogen - yet they need an infrastructure and the one discussed says that after completion one will only have to drive up to 50 minutes one way to get filled up - compare that to the convenience of charging at home and the Super Charging network - when you run out of hydrogen somewhere what will you do? - call a tow truck (they probably won't carry a can of hydrogen) - electric EV's can be plugged in anywhere - and what about the cost of a hydrogen station? - $875,000 euros per according to the article - compare that to the cost of a Super Charging station at about 1/4 the cost -

    Interesting articles, and evaluating it is enlightening -
    Jul 15, 2015. 11:51 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Model S: On Track To Be A Best-Selling Large Luxury Car Worldwide [View article]
    How many people do you talk to while gassing up? - I dare venture a guess, none, not one - I talk to every Tesla owner I encounter while charging (relaxing) - early on I did a trip from SoCal to Monterey, charged up in Atascadero, made the highway 1 run, drove around Monterey, stopped all along the way, got to Gilroy with 40 miles left (and now they are adding an SC in Monterey) - AND the fuel savings paid for several hotel and restaurant bills - and still blew the doors off all the BMW's I encountered -
    Jul 12, 2015. 01:30 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Model S: On Track To Be A Best-Selling Large Luxury Car Worldwide [View article]
    I can answer only for myself - just under 40,000 miles in just over two years, same motor (no repairs), same battery (no replacement) - I have a Lexus LX470 and a Chevy dually, which sit parked 80% of the time - my wife, who was at first reluctant now drives the S every chance she gets - and I know several other S owners in exactly the same boat (Model S) - BTW, my S's vin is under 10,000 so one of the first batch of cars with all the EARLY problems you harp on of which I have had NONE -
    Jul 12, 2015. 01:25 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Model S: On Track To Be A Best-Selling Large Luxury Car Worldwide [View article]
    Wrong again - Yes I am a green guy, but not awash with money, had to strategize to own my Tesla - my Tesla stock will help for my Model S - and yes all those OTHER cars can get you to Tahoe, so can the Tesla with just a smidgeon of relaxation for a very short charge - my Tesla can get me from SoCal to Mammoth, Las Vegas, the river, Phoenix and soon Albuquerque - it has already taken me to Oregon twice - my plans include a cross country trip (you probably saw the one Elon did with his five boys and only 9 hours of charging - again I say, relax -
    And by the way, my Tesla blows the doors off most BMW's, Mercedes's and Audi's I encounter - only the most expensive gas guzzlers in their fleets even come close - so, once again, you are right - it really isn't a fair fight -
    Jul 12, 2015. 01:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Has A Graphite Problem [View article]
    What is interesting is that most of the Tesla bears have stayed out of this one - could it be that the assumption stated and the evidence that many "smart" suppliers have taken note and expect Tesla to do exactly as they have outlined, ergo the need to step things up - this article, if nothing else it is support for Tesla long term goals and a good investment barometer -
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Superior Business Model May Justify Tesla's Stock Price [View article]
    I re-post - for those who missed it above -

    The math looks something like this : using $100,000 for simple math


    Porsche Panamera - $100K x 58.5% = $58,500 (after 3 years)


    Tesla Model S - $100K x 57.2% = $57,200 (now add $7500) = $64,700 actual return to buyer


    Even without the tax credit the Model S is so much better a buy -


    fuel cost @$350 per month = $4200 annual (x3), so $57,200 + $12,600 = $69,800 - and if you add in tax credit = $77,300


    So, $58,500 (ICE) vs $77,300 (Model S) - return after 3 years - A WHOPPING $18,800 MORE and that doesn't even count the state tax credit or rebate -


    And TFTF, you say Model S owners don't care about the money !
    Jul 1, 2015. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Superior Business Model May Justify Tesla's Stock Price [View article]
    The math looks something like this : using $100,000 for simple math

    Porsche Panamera - $100K x 58.5% = $58,500 (after 3 years)

    Tesla Model S - $100K x 57.2% = $57,200 (now add $7500) = $64,700 actual return to buyer

    Even without the tax credit the Model S is so much better a buy -

    fuel cost @$350 per month = $4200 annual (x3), so $57,200 + $12,600 = $69,800 - and if you add in tax credit = $77,300

    So, $58,500 (ICE) vs $77,300 (Model S) - return after 3 years - A WHOPPING $18,800 MORE and that doesn't even count the state tax credit or rebate -

    And TFTF, you say Model S owners don't care about the money !
    Jul 1, 2015. 10:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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