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  • Tesla Opens Up Its Patents: What Altruism? This Is A Strategic Move [View article]
    If I had the choice between an Elon Musk who's open patent move may benefit himself at the same time it benefits other businesses as well as the planet, or choose some business man who keeps his patents locked away to benefit himself and stockholders while screwing the planet ................. well I would take an Elon Musk any day.
    Jun 13, 2014. 01:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Opens Up Its Patents: What Altruism? This Is A Strategic Move [View article]
    As for me the choice of an Elon Musk who's open patent move may benefit himself at the same time it benefits other businesses as well as the planet, or to choose some business man who keeps his patents locked away to benefit himself and stockholders while screwing the planet ................. well I would take an Elon Musk any day.
    Jun 13, 2014. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Opens Up Its Patents: What Altruism? This Is A Strategic Move [View article]
    As for me the choice between an Elon Musk who's open patent move may benefit himself at the same time it benefits other businesses as well as the planet, or to choose some business man who keeps his patents locked away to benefit himself and stockholders while screwing the planet ................. well I would take an Elon Musk any day.
    Jun 13, 2014. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Has More Loyal Followers Than Joe Carroll, Shorting It Is Not Easy [View article]
    No keefwotspeaksthetroof

    It's your facts and logic that are KAPUT

    Scientia Non Domus,

    antiguajohn
    Apr 29, 2014. 10:14 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Has More Loyal Followers Than Joe Carroll, Shorting It Is Not Easy [View article]
    keefwotspeaksthetroof Consumer Reports latest car owner satisfaction report came out a few weeks ago.

    The previous high score was Lexus at a 78% satisfaction score.

    This year Tesla Model S in their first year on the survey scored a 99% customer satisfaction rating!

    Data and facts rule BS walks.

    antiguajohn
    Apr 29, 2014. 10:12 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Has More Loyal Followers Than Joe Carroll, Shorting It Is Not Easy [View article]
    Actually used Tesla Model S have been selling for more than their new price, to people whom are willing to pay a premium to not wait, so keefwotspeaksthetroof your post is patently fallacious.

    antiguajohn
    Apr 29, 2014. 10:06 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Mercedes electric minivan has a Tesla touch [View news story]
    Hi frindgle,

    So how much are you getting paid by big oil to spread this FUD?
    Apr 17, 2014. 02:02 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global electric vehicle production on the rise [View news story]
    For EVs:

    1 - Produce electricity which travels over existing electrical grid.

    2 - Plug in EV at home, work or many countrywide charge points.

    For hydrogen vehicles:

    1 - Energy to make hydrogen.

    2 - Storage for the hydrogen.

    3 - Transport of hydrogen to storage at point of sale.

    4 - Staffing of point of sale.

    Any questions?

    Or do I need to direct you to that old engineering KISS principle:

    Keep It Simple Stupid!

    Nuff said.

    antiguajohn
    Feb 5, 2014. 01:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Car-to-car talk around the corner [View news story]
    There is medical treatment available for paranoia!

    I would tell you but they are watching me .........................
    .........................
    Feb 4, 2014. 05:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Ambitious SuperCharger Infrastructure Build Is SuperExpensive [View article]
    Hi Fellows,

    Your belief that the fossil fuel business will not face decline any time soon reminds me of DEC Computers, whose CEO Ken Olsen who in 1977 said: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home,"

    One would do well to remember "Schumpeter's gale", a term in economics which has since the 1950's quote by Austrian American economist Joseph Schumpeter, also referred to as "Creative Destruction".

    It refers to the concept that one of the cornerstones of a successful capitalist system is that in a free market newer, more efficient and less costly products will cause older less efficient businesses to cease to exist, in the end this benefits the economy and the consumer.

    The fossil fuel business must not be immune to this, if they manage to stop progress through politics and bribery, it bodes ill for the long term health of the economy.

    When this tripping point occurs, historically it will be considered a rapid transition.

    antiguajohn
    Feb 4, 2014. 02:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Ambitious SuperCharger Infrastructure Build Is SuperExpensive [View article]
    Hi Fund Manager;

    Regarding the Tesla supercharger network, I believe that many people are making erroneous assumptions regarding it's long term financial viability.

    Many people calculate the usage and subsequent cost to Tesla, they surmise that a Tesla on a long trip will need to be recharged with 50 KW plus at a supercharger station at least once during the trip and in many cases several times.

    So far so good, however the EV haters extend this to every Tesla on the road and purport that with "every Tesla Tesla charging up every day with 50 KW plus, the cost of electricity will cripple Tesla's future earnings.

    SAY WHAT?

    It' s amazing how many get sucked into this fallacy, then again look at how many swallow the Faux News Kool-Aid every day.

    The truth is that the DOT did a study in 2002 and determined that 80% of Americans drive less than 40 miles every day and 57% drove less than 25 miles per day.

    Given the above data, it's safe to assume that not every Tesla will charge up 50 KWh. every day at a supercharger station, as a matter of fact, most Tesla owners charge up at home and many of these have home solar systems.

    So we are left with the 20% who drive more than 40 miles per day, however Tesla has a 200 mile plus range, which more than 5 times that 40 miles per day statistic, I suspect that the number of Tesla's that end up using the Superchargers every day will be perhaps 1 to 3 percent?

    Meanwhile the solar systems installed by Tesla are producing electricity and any excess is sold back to the grid.

    Then there is the interest on $2,000 charge or set-aside for access to the supercharger stations and combined with income from excess generated power from the solar systems, Tesla may even end up covering the costs of running the supercharger system, or even turn a small profit!

    Elon Musk may have out-thought everyone else in the box and good on him for that, he wins and the country wins by getting off fossil fuels, it's a win, win for everyone.

    OK, OK, not for Big Oil, but they have been feeding at the trough for way too long.

    Scientia Non Domus,
    (Knowledge has No Home)

    antiguajohn
    Feb 3, 2014. 03:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Models From Honda And Audi Will Consign Tesla And Its Superchargers To A Smaller Niche [View article]
    As Spock would say, "Logical Thought" your thoughts are illogical;-)

    antiguan
    Feb 1, 2014. 09:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Continues To Divide And Conquer [View article]
    Here is another thumbs up for the Tesla Model S.
    Remember detractors claiming that after a few tens of thousand miles that the batteries would deteriorate and owners would loose range?
    Well in this short posted video by a Tesla owner, he shows that with over 20,000 miles on it the range after a full charge has deteriorated from 209 miles when new to 208 miles now, WOW!
    http://bit.ly/1hFBEDe
    It seems like every objection EV haters have are biting the dust one by one.
    If you are in the fossil fuel business and when the new energy storage technologies come to market, be afraid ........... be very afraid;-0
    antiguajohn
    Jan 27, 2014. 03:23 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google, you can drive my car [View news story]
    I keep hearing the following drivel, "Detractors say insurance liability and software concerns will plague growth rates of self driving cars".

    Do the following thought experiment, 90% of all car accidents are driver error!

    So far after 450,000 miles, the only accident Google's self driving car had was when it stopped at a stop light and some human ran onto the back of it.

    Now the think of this, you are an insurance company, you can insure one of two groups, human drivers with ten times or more accidents or self driving cars with 90% fewer accidents, which group would you pick?

    Accidents are accidents, human or computer driven, in the end there is a settlement for damages, legally the fact that one is human and the other is a computer makes no difference, unless you are an insurance company who has to pay for damages.

    Now who do you think will get the lowest rate?

    As for people who think they enjoy driving, consider the following;

    You get into your self driving car, it drops you right at the front door of where you work and then drives off to find parking, your wife calls, she can't pick up the kids from school, so you text your car to pick up the kids and your wife said to pick up a list of groceries, you text the car and at the supermarket, your car picks up your groceries and then returns to pick you up at the end of you workday.

    That evening you and your wife go out for a movie and dinner, you meet friends and have a few drinks, no problem the car will never fail a breathalyzer test;-)

    One day you have 4 hour drive for a business appointment, you leave early, set your destination and an alarm clock, get some sleep and arrive rested and refreshed.

    Senior citizens who loose their driving licenses due to eyesight or other medical conditions (which many people have said once dad or mom lost their driving licence, they died shortly afterwards) can still get out and about and if they have an medical emergency, the car's body monitor senses it, heads to the nearest hospital and calls ahead with your vital signs.

    There are a plethora of other advantages, however do I really need to go on?

    Looking forward to a bright future with self driving cars.

    antiguajohn
    Dec 31, 2013. 09:52 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Execution Risk Is Ever Heightened With FCV Rollout And Competitors' Response [View article]
    Hi Al Huda,

    You say; "Fuel cell technology to begin competing with EV as a viable substitution for ICE."

    I don't believe so, with hydrogen you still have many disadvantages;

    1 - Unless you use a fuel cell, they are as mechanically complicated as any ICE.

    EVs are proven to about 95% less maintenance than an ICE vehicle,

    2 - You can't make hydrogen at home so you have to purchase it from someone who controls the source, distribution and sale pf hydrogen, basically you will be replacing one cartel for another.

    With an EV you can charge from your home solar system, hence no monopoly and fuel costs other than the initial solar system, which will be paid off by savings in a few years and recent studies reveal that after 30 years 96% are still producing 80% plus of their rated capacity.

    I do believe that anyone who is cognizant of the issues will favor an EV.

    antiguajohn
    Nov 27, 2013. 06:56 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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