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  • Tesla's Battery Swapping Station Carries Great Benefits [View article]
    Some years and in some years - zero (i believe it was 2008 where they paid a huge tax bill, but not one red cent to the US coffers) - but please give us a link to support your claim that they are the number one taxpayer, and don't forget to deduct any subsidy they get - thanks in advance
    Dec 25, 2014. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Battery Swapping Station Carries Great Benefits [View article]
    The naysayer probably should get back to basics - like attacking Tesla because they are unsafe, or because they have soooo many fires - come to think of it, I haven't heard that for quite awhile - good thing Tesla has provided the battery swap bone for the dogs to chew on - at least for awhile anyway - next week a new innovation and a new bone - as to milking ZEV credits, at least Tesla does something new to get credits, while the oil companies benefit $2 billion in uncollected taxes in CA alone, $40 billion nationally for doing nothing new - you guys do understand the Exxon and buddies often pay no taxes to the country (US) that provides most of their obscene profits - how does that stack up against ZEV credits?
    Dec 23, 2014. 10:22 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Think Tesla Has More Downside [View article]
    That's good to know - everyone was blaming Obama for the high gas prices and you just informed us that it wasn't his fault at all -gas prices are/were stable - I guess it it the buying power of the middle class guy that remained stagnate or has waned - that's why when gas prices increased 10 cents a gallon it meant one less loaf of bread for the family to eat -
    Dec 23, 2014. 08:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheaper oil good for Ford and GM, but not for Tesla [View news story]
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome - gas prices have gone down in the past only to zoom higher with a passion - it is a political game aimed at dis-alarming the undereducated - suck people into another ICE car because gasoline prices are down, a 4, 5, or 6 year new car contract - and what happens when (not if) gasoline prices go up - yep, stuck in a new car payment and more broke than before -
    When I purchased my Model S, gasoline savings was a consideration, but down on the list - most of the owners I know buy and re-buy because of the quality of the car, the lower pollution quotient, the exhilaration of driving and lastly the fuel savings, which especially if you are a commuter can be substantial - even for non commuters, the joy of driving the Model S keeps the other cars owned on ICE so to speak - scarcity drives costs up and every gallon of fuel used is a gallon depleted and at some point depletion will cause panic - who will panic? - not the oil companies, they'll have what left of the oil - our great great great grandchildren may be the ones in a panic unless we do something NOW!
    Dec 21, 2014. 11:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • End Of Tesla, Or End Of Oil? [View article]
    A Dodge Charger Hellcat - REALLY? - you would put that in the same category as the Tesla Model P85D? - WOW! - if speed is the ONLY metric, then maybe? Let change the metric, and start with filling up your Hellcat in your garage, or carrying 7 people, or comfort, or fit and finish, or appearance - I've seen the add on TV with all the dust, needed I guess to disguise the car - road races among the general population usually last less than 5 seconds, at least mine do, that's how long it takes for the other guy to tuck tail and slink away - no way in hell would I race someone for 200 miles - insane and inane -
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:48 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End Of Tesla, Or End Of Oil? [View article]
    FYI - add-on - 20 NEW Tesla Supercharging Stations under construction in the US plus 15 more NEW ones permitted (see - 140 already built and operational - the only group milking the taxpayers is the oil companies who make obscene profits and have been collecting subsidies for over 100 years, and it hasn't stopped to date - California alone gives away $2,000,000,000 in uncollected taxes from the oil pulled from beneath its crust and the tax payers, you and me, get to make for that shortfall - stop whining ZEV credits and DO SOMETHING about the oil subsidies -
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:40 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors testing battery swap program in California [View news story]
    FYI - 20 NEW Super Charging station under construction and 15 more NEW ones permitted - Tesla is kicking g-ass - see for details -
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:32 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors testing battery swap program in California [View news story]
    Delivered as promised!
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:25 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End Of Tesla, Or End Of Oil? [View article]
    FYI - Tesla just opened battery swap station @ Harris Ranch - beta format - tweeted from Musk - should help quite the nayslayers and improve stock price - just sayin -
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheap Oil May Affect 'Green Vehicle' Sales, But Probably Won't Affect Tesla Motors Sales [View article]
    A much better question is - How does the "pollution" caused by production of batteries and solar panels COMPARE to the "well to wheel" pollution created by the gas/oil industries? - and then there is the "after its produced" comparison - once produced the batteries keep on storing for years and years and the solar panels keep on producing and freely giving up their electrons without any pollution whatsoever - the "well to wheel" delivery of gasoline on the other hand lasts only as long as the mpg of your rig -10, 15, 25, 40 mpg and then poof, that gallon is gone and needs to be replaced by the same dirty system that produces it in the first place - I put solar on my home 3 years ago -it kicks g-as - no electricity bill, and no pollution - then I bought my Tesla, which I charge for the most part during the day by my PV solar - and again no fuel bill, so far for 29,000 miles - and my range has diminished by a couple of miles in 18 months, so no worries, at ten years I'll still likely get 90% of the original range - and in ten years, I may move my car battery to a back up storage use and replace my Tesla battery with a new one that will deliver 500m/pc - trying to compare "plant to rooftop" solar PV, and "plant to car" battery production with "well to wheel" fossil fuel production is a fools errand of the highest order -
    Dec 11, 2014. 12:54 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Earning Tens Of Thousands Of ZEV Credits, Tesla Has Built Zero Swap Stations [View article]
    What cracks me up is the ragers who complain that Tesla is getting something special, something the other guys don't get - lets try this on for size -
    California collects no taxes on the oil pumped - 2 BILLION $$ - the short fall on uncollected taxes (profit for the oil companies) is picked up the taxpayer, that includes me and you Tippy -
    The HFCS stations, 60 of them to be built in the next two years will be paid for by the state through grants primarily funded by tax payer dollars (my son in law works for the major company getting the contracts)
    Tesla, swimming upstream is making a difference, some might even equate the lower gas prices with pressure started by The Leaf and now Tesla - I don't resent one cent of it - I do resent the hypocrites who will paint Tesla with the ugly brush while turning a blind eye to their favorite fuel/fool resources getting incentives that make what Tesla gets look pale in comparison -
    Dec 2, 2014. 07:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Tesla Earnings Highlight Spending Ramp-Up And A Time To Sell [View article]
    California Collects no tax on the oil pumped out of the states oil reserves - 2 billion dollars worth per year - who makes up the shortfall? Norwegians ?
    Nov 30, 2014. 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Tesla Earnings Highlight Spending Ramp-Up And A Time To Sell [View article]
    California collects no taxes on oil produced from the state - 2 billion worth - who makes up for that shortfall in revenue? Norwegians?
    Nov 30, 2014. 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Toyota's First Hydrogen Car Challenge Tesla? [View article]
    Oil plummeting for how long? We've seen prices dropped in the past to bolster one political party or another only to rise months or years later - Users look at the day to day gasoline prices and giggle excitedly when prices drop - the unspoken message is, buy another ICE car, gasoline is cheap - except it isn't - what's the price of fuel in Europe where the tax payers do not subsidize the oil industry - the idea that prices will continue to drop while use increases is insane -
    Nov 29, 2014. 06:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Tesla Developments And Their Implications Going Forward [View article]
    Exactly - it will be similar to the destruction of the EV-1 and the immediate advent of the Hummer - the incentive drove sales of the Hummer and then gasoline prices rose under both administrations to the point no one can afford to drive one, but the nation is riddled with Hummer relics - the big three and big oil plan is to lower gasoline prices artificially, get more ICE cars in circulation with 84 month financing and when saturation is reached, gasoline will again rise and all the ICE buyers will be stuck in their loans - are they afraid of EV's becoming main stream - you can bet your assets they are -
    Nov 24, 2014. 11:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment