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  • Tesla Model X Price Should Not Worry Investors  [View article]
    I have a Model S and I have run flat tires. The only flat I've had was a sidewall cut - the tire still performed perfectly for a bit over 50 miles and I found many stations that carry the run flats - the run flats are easy to find. (I use run flat Pirelli tires and they perform quite well enough to still work at 50 to 60 mph for up to 50 miles.)
    Oct 7, 2015. 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Tesla Model S Green?  [View article]
    I live in the Greater Denver Metro Area and my second Tesla, like the first one which was traded in, is in an insulated garage (so well insulated that it requires makeup air). I can more than adequately recharge the car over night and my roof is covered with solar electric panels (along with solar thermal panels) and I always have more than enough power to drive the car and to power all my appliances and capture all the heat I need. And, I get money back each year that is returned from the local power grid because I generate more electric power than I use. This scenario doesn't quite portray the same scenario as "the sky is falling and will never come back until we get all the electric car owners off the road and back into gasoline-fired buggies".
    Sep 24, 2015. 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla And The State Of The Electric Vehicle Debate  [View article]
    Tales from the future: There are over 400,000 charging stations in the US - primarily at hotels and motels that provide power for RVs and EVs. The only drawback, of course, is having to stay the night - but then there are massive numbers of these vehicles, including Teslas and other vehicles using this network of charging stations - as well as Tesla's network, travelling the US roads throughout the year.
    Apr 7, 2015. 11:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pulling The Plug On Tesla  [View article]
    Oil has been spilled by the millions of gallons and continues to do so. It's not just about how cheap oil is, it's also about how oil is causing havoc time after time and polluting our air and water day after day - as well as killing, over and over, our wildlife and much of the microscopic organisms in our soils. I prefer to salute Tesla for it's initiative to help protect our environment and the health of all of us. I drive my Tesla with pride knowing that I'm not polluting the world every time I take it out.
    Mar 11, 2015. 10:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Tesla's Deceptive Self-Defined Gross Margin REALLY Compares To Porsche's  [View article]
    Having purchased two Teslas, Model S Signature born in the first thousand vehicles and now the P85D, I fully know the capabilities of the car and how well it lives up to the hype. This is far better than any car I've ever owned and it performs as well as any vehicle out there; it is truly a game changer and it will, in my opinion, and over time, prove to be a car that will eventually become the epitome of what considerable engineering and thought by a company who ultimately will have helped start to help improve our environment and specifically help halt the spread of untold amounts of oil, grease, and other environmental spills on and over our land and water supplies. The idea that we can continue to perpetrate very considerable damage to our environment is ridiculous and every thing that we do to reverse that damage needs to be applied.
    Dec 28, 2014. 02:01 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors: Special Investment Rules?  [View article]
    Whoa, "For the most recent quarter, the company missed its own projection by a staggering 15 cars" - seems like a rather disingenuous statement, at best. As an owner of a Signature S and a trade up buyer for the P85D, to be delivered next month, I find the Model S to be an amazing car and all my friends have been very impressed with it. The lack of hundreds of parts carried around by most other gas and oil-guzzling vehicles, holding the promise of almost zero leaks of any kind from all- electric vehicles, - which has essentially zero emissions - makes an EV totally unlikely to cause any of the catastrophes equal to the leakage and spills from trucks, railroad cars and other handlers carrying oil, grease and gasoline throughout our country and the rest of the world.
    Nov 11, 2014. 01:34 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors: Special Investment Rules?  [View article]
    Whoa, "For the most recent quarter, the company missed its own projection by a staggering 15 cars." What % of the cars manufactured does this number represent? Such a comment seems to be highly disingenuous - at best.
    Nov 11, 2014. 01:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors: Will The Model 3 Make A Mark?  [View article]
    @Retired Securities Attorney: I got my Model S Signature, VIN # 753, in early Nov., 2012 and the only thing I didn't get was the jump seats and I paid $108,700. Did you wait until the performance version was out; and if so I was told that the performance version added about $8 to $9K to the package. If you didn't get the jump seats or the performance version added later, what else could bring the cost up to $123,700? I have most all the extras that have come out since - (including the floor mats for cabin floor, trunk and frunk mats, the carry-along air compressor for inflating a tire when on the road, the roof rack and the premier center console)? As an aside, I have found all the add-ons to be as good as what one would believe that Tesla would produce to overall make the car truly all that it is!
    Jul 18, 2014. 02:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla May Have A Huge Unfunded Warranty Problem Due To Defective Drivetrains  [View article]
    Logical thought; my Model S Signature Tesla was #753 off the assembly line and I have not been to the Tesla repair center except to pick up accessories and to have the titanium shield put on. I've had no brake issues or anything else with the car - and believe me I put it through its paces very often. Your diatribe is reminiscent of the only little boy not getting a piece of cake before everybody else has eaten the whole cake.
    Jul 13, 2014. 07:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring  [View article]
    Electricity costs will likely not greatly increase as large providers of electricity continue to put up mega sized solar arrays (and better tracking facilities and greater use of more steam generation from solar facilities) and as they also roll out ever bigger windmill projects. It also appears that newer solar panels could, in the near future, become as much as 50% more efficient using newer types of panel materials. Backup battery systems will also be more available and will provide available power as storm debris is cleaned up and before power is restored to the most devastated areas.
    Apr 10, 2014. 03:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NHTSA closes probe on Model S fires  [View news story]
    Now maybe all the naysayers will have to look for something else to claim that the sky is falling on Tesla.
    Mar 28, 2014. 09:53 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Shift In The Fueling Paradigm Is Coming, Driven By Tesla Motors  [View article]
    I had my first solar panels on my roof for five years before Tesla came on the scene and then I added a few more kWs of panels (which are getting cheaper to lease or buy every year) for the car. The charger adds, at most, a few hundred dollars, unless you can do it yourself -which is not that hard if you fully learn and prepare yourself to do the job - and the utility company will check it out for being properly wired - at no cost - before they certify the install and put on a new net meter. At that point your set to provide the miles for the car at any time of day you want to; and you'll get credited by the utility company for any excess electricity you produce (some utility providers pay less than what the utility charges for kWs produced and sold by the utility and any excess production by the individuals with solar panels will vary in amount of payment from utility to utility).
    Feb 28, 2014. 05:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Models From Honda And Audi Will Consign Tesla And Its Superchargers To A Smaller Niche  [View article]
    The model X will be able to bought with a 4WD capability and clean diesel is just less dirty than regular diesel.
    Feb 1, 2014. 03:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Paths For Tesla Could Supercharge Stock To $200 In First Quarter  [View article]
    The Tesla 85 battery setup has a motor rated at 417 HP and the P85 version has 457 HP.
    Jan 29, 2014. 07:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Superchargers As A Profit Center For Tesla  [View article]

    The installation of rooftop solar electric panels is becoming much, much cheaper than it was 20 years ago and installation can be done thru many installers (even Solar City which of course has ties to Tesla). My Model S was delivered in early Nov. 2012 and I have yet to pay for any kWh's as Colorado does have a couple of Superchargers that can be readily accessed for trips to and from the mountains when being in the Denver metro area where I live and so many people from all over the country visit. And, to date my rooftop panels have provided all my power for the car. That said, I have not taken long trips exceeding the range of the car, but, if I wanted to go further and if no superchargers were available in other locations, I could, if I wanted to drive anywhere in the country by using the more than 425,000 chargers found at motels and hotels almost along any areas traveled. And, of course, I would be limited to staying overnight at the locations with the chargers; but then, how many parts of our country don't have many things to do along our highways and byways.
    Dec 31, 2013. 04:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment