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  • Tesla's Share Price Means That Everyone Else Is The Winner [View article]
    Their 2600lb i3 was the first, and it goes what, a whopping 76 miles - yep they traded weight for distance - I'd still rather have my heavy Tesla that can actually get me out of town -
    May 21, 2015. 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Share Price Means That Everyone Else Is The Winner [View article]
    agzand - I totally disagree, Tesla has no need to standardize unless they are the standard - I charge at HOME every day and if I stay within my general area have no need of a Super Charge station - on the chance that I travel some distance the network is there and growing - example, SoCal to Laughlin, tough trip a few months ago, now Needles Super Charger solved the problem - I made a trip to Crescent City (about to get an SC), CA, a pucker up trip a year ago, today duck soup - I want to go to Santa Fe, NM, no SC's, but in a few months no problem, the network is expanding, so there will be, as they are under construction now - ditto, ditto, ditto everywhere -
    May 21, 2015. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Share Price Means That Everyone Else Is The Winner [View article]
    Samuel H +1
    May 21, 2015. 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Share Price Means That Everyone Else Is The Winner [View article]
    PLS - I paid $40,000 (from my pocket) for my solar - how much did you pay for yours? - My solar provides ALL my electricity for my home and my Tesla and SCE pays me back a little at the end of each year - why, because I sell them my excess at $0.04 and they resell it for $0.38 - 0.45, maybe even to you - so in my book I subsidize the utility company and you - how about sending over a check ! - You sound extremely bitter, as if the world is a better place if we all stick our nose up our tail pipes and disregard the facts that we are collectively killing ourselves and being killed by pollution and chemicals - I completely disagree, my kids are worth more than that -
    May 21, 2015. 11:22 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Share Price Means That Everyone Else Is The Winner [View article]
    Sadfacejack - My electricity does not just appears - It is delivered daily by Mr. Sun who unlike Jimmy Dean actually does something healthy for me and mine and you too - Based on your imogee I do understand your comment though -
    May 21, 2015. 11:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Vs. Porsche - Tales Of Growth [View article]
    The Model S is already often mistaken for a Maserati, Jaguar, Aston Martin - so a little subtle tweaking, or offering an AMG package, etc can keep it fresh - I saw one that had been modified by painting the bottom side panels, front cowling and the rear diffuser to match the car, that and some 22" wheels made it look far more exotic, really bad a** - or putting two of the 425hp motors, call it the P85DD (Supercar), 900hp+/-, 0-60 in 2 - 2.5 seconds (already being done in Europe aftermarket) - so many places to go -
    May 19, 2015. 10:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Vs. Porsche - Tales Of Growth [View article]
    LOVE my Tesla - would not consider a Porsche (had one) - Just came back from a Tesla club meeting in San Diego where 40 some odd Tesla owners showed up - I'm am/was a single home builder, and on the chain of education at the lower end - I was amazed by the people I met, a head and shoulders doctor, a psychiatrist, an attorney (licensed in three states), several hi-power executives from various business - some who completely tricked out their cars, some who drove them plain and simple - several were multiple S owners, with their wives also driving S's - I am sure that most, not all were wealthier than I, but to the person they were passionate about their S's and spreading the Tesla brand name - the Cathedral City service center had 5 pre-owned/certified trade ins several weeks ago, two weeks later they had 10, then a week later 13 (great, something to choose from if I want a second car) - last week they had four, all the other were SOLD - you guessed it, there appears to be a demand for the pre-owned S's - that's great too !!
    May 19, 2015. 10:16 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    NO, more like the 2 (GM and Chrysler) out of 3 that required bailouts to stay in business, which we the forgiving taxpayer foot the bill for - those lions, starving at the public trough -
    May 16, 2015. 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    Side note - I attended a conference in Long beach on Thursday - I arrived at the site with 48% of my power remaining, and luckily I got one of the two Blink Chargers, so I plugged in - 3 hours later I came out to find that I now had 56% of charge and it cost me $5.49 for that 8% increase - I couldn't make it home on the 56% so I drove 12 miles out of my way to the Redondo Beach Super Charger, plugged in for 30 minutes while I walked across the street for a coffee and came back to 90% charge (what I set it up to do) for FREE - I won't make that mistake again anytime soon -
    May 16, 2015. 02:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    Mine will not - 100% + overproduction from my PV solar panels, and soon to add the Powerwall for even more efficient choices -
    May 16, 2015. 02:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    Where exactly does your nose live? - That could play a part in how clean your nose senses the air to be - as they say "only the nose knows" -
    May 16, 2015. 02:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    They did in my calculations - <$350-450> per month was calculated into my monthly S payment making it more affordable to me - what I didn't particularly care about was the $7500 rebate because I generally don't make enough money to capitalize on it - @ 18,000 mile a year that I am putting on the S, my gas savings actually is greater than anticipated, although I do admit that I often drive places I wouldn't normally go because I can, oil free (cost free) and the simple fun of it (Tesla grin) - my friends S saves him time (HOV) and for him time is money - there are many reasons to enjoy the ownership of a Model S -
    May 16, 2015. 02:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    Being a Model S owner, my predictions are based on what the company has already done - the new products released, like the P85D doesn't diminish the value of existing S's, rather they introduce new innovations at a higher price point - When the Gigafactory comes on line, the probability of a cheaper battery becomes a possibility as does the possibility of a longer range battery of the same size and weight - both could happen - My wish is for the latter, Tesla will offer a new P85D with a four or five hundred mile battery, thus drawing existing owners up and protecting the early adopters like me (who will pay for a battery upgrade when available) - and there will be the newest P85DD, same car with two motors that produce near 900hp, a super car so to speak, with a breakneck speed range of 200-300 miles -
    These innovations seem plausible and doable, right from where we stand today -
    May 16, 2015. 01:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Incremental Positives For Tesla In California [View article]
    I believe you are wrong there Value - my friend, also a Model S owner lives in San Clemente and regularly travels to LA and San Diego - his Model S was impounded at LAX due to a Wells Fargo title screw-up and he had to drive his other car, a Maserati - all I heard from him was how much he missed his S AND the fact that he saved at least 45 minutes each way because of the HOV lane use - My personal experience last week, a trip to LA on Thursday returning at 4:30, brutal traffic - plugged in my destination in the Inland Empire and the "new" software updated by Tesla just days before routed me on both surface street and freeways from Long Beach - I hit almost no traffic, pretty cool - the S navigation can do this because it already has the data necessary for the most efficient use of it power - you may not think it is useful or cool but I do - as for the HOV lanes being packed, it happens occasionally, but most often they are a time saver -
    May 16, 2015. 01:22 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New turns in self-driving car programs at Tesla Motors and Google [View news story]
    I know that Tesla would pick up my car too, just for service, its a thing they do for their valued customers - my wife loves the car so much she is considering allowing me to buy another one to replace her LX 470 - she loves her LX 470 so that saying something - FYI , Tesla changed the 12 V battery to better supplier - which means what - supplier defect, not car defect - or we can equate it to the ignition switch that Chevy DID NOT fix, even though they knew about it - ICE manufacturers tend wait for someone to die, Tesla does not -
    May 14, 2015. 10:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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