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  • Tesla: Is The 'Bubble' About To Burst? Shorts Will Finally Be Rewarded [View article]
    "Tesla: Is The 'Bubble' About To Burst? Shorts Will Finally Be Rewarded"

    Answer: NO.
    Aug 15 03:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Tesla Gigafactory Financing And Earnings [View article]
    @Tales From The Future,

    Not at all...

    Tesla is building the biggest battery factory on the planet, and soon will become the 'Standard Oil' of powering EV / hybrid cars for all auto-makers that want to stay in business ten-years from now. The plan is beyond brilliant!

    1) Build the BEST vehicle on EARTH!
    2) Get a BILLION+ dollars in free advertising, by shaking up the industry to the point of no return.
    3) Give away the technology to the giant auto-makers that are fifty-years behind the times, so they can build EV's properly, and transition off of ICE.
    4) Sell trillion-dollars in Li batteries to power all the future vehicles that didn't think of doing it first.
    Jul 29 05:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Tesla Gigafactory Financing And Earnings [View article]
    LOL! You actually believe any big auto-makers would 'admit' to using Tesla patents? That's about like the Christians admitting that the Bible is their original concept, and Jews had no influence on it what-so-ever.

    I'll bet GM, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Ford et al design teams have been drooling over Tesla's patents for two years now, and will now use the 'open-patents' to declare it was 'their idea' from the beginning.

    Elon isn't stupid, he knows how egos work. Just wait and see how many Model S & X knockoff's start appearing in a few years, with all the same Tesla technology and features that make EVERY luxury car owner so envious, it hurts ;-)
    Jul 28 06:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla May Have A Huge Unfunded Warranty Problem Due To Defective Drivetrains [View article]
    So, if that is the case, it's 'quality-control' issue, and not a defect issue. I don't believe Tesla would deliberately re-design the drivetrain to fail, after perfecting the design on earlier cars (like mine)

    As we all know, Tesla is a fairly new company, and the Model S is their first assembly-line product. With that said (like with all companies and the new products they make) there are occasional ‘hick-ups’. Tesla is not unfamiliar with this reality, and like with Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, etc. they realize there will be some ‘quality-control’ issues as the assembly-line picks-up pace. Tesla has far-more than enough money set-aside to accommodate for these ‘hick-ups’, and warrantee issues.

    Best of all, these ‘hick-ups’ will allow Tesla to perfect their operation further, and make the Model S an X that much better over time.
    In the long run, all of this learning how to perfect its operation, will allow Tesla to produce the GEN III consumer-EV, with far better results.

    Juxtaposition… Do you know how many multi-million dollar SpaceX rocket’s failed, before they perfected them? Elon is no stranger to the concept of having things fail, only to perfect them for ultimate success (and for that matter, I don’t believe any successful company is).
    Jul 14 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla May Have A Huge Unfunded Warranty Problem Due To Defective Drivetrains [View article]
    My MS has 29k miles, and is one of the first off the assembly line (#736). No drivetrain/motor problems what-so-ever in almost two years of daily use, and I can still blow-away Lamborghini Gallardo's (and just about everything else), anytime of the day or night :-)

    So far, it's held up better than all the BMW's, Infiniti's, and Benz's I have owned to date.
    Jul 13 05:39 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In The Land Of Irrelevant Numbers, Tesla Puts Down A Stake [View article]
    Hmmmm.... Look at what the owner/developer of one of the fastest ICE supercar- exotics on Earth, prefers to drive ...

    http://bit.ly/1y4K93a
    Jul 11 03:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Caution Justified After Recent Rally [View article]
    Sure, as long as you don't mind driving something that makes you look like you gave up on trying to be successful decades ago ;-)

    I like driving a vehicle that cost less than a Prius to run, is quicker than a Lamborghini: Gallardo, is as nimble in turns as a McLaren: MP4-12c, is as comfortable to drive as a Rolls-Royce: Phantom, and looks as good as a Aston Martin: Rapide S.

    Besides, I personally don't have time in my successful life to drive trips that require more than 265 miles of my time. 99% of my 150 mile commutes don't ever require a supercharger, and being that I have a home solar-power system, it cost me $0.00 to drive my MS! The more I drive it, the cheaper it gets! :-)

    First vehicle on Earth that is a WIN / WIN in all categories!
    Jun 26 11:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Caution Justified After Recent Rally [View article]
    I reiterate... Tesla is a at least 51.5 Earth-years ahead of the competition currently.

    I don't want to confuse anyone here with Oxford Definition Examples... http://bit.ly/1jndxZQ

    I know many of you didn't graduate from preschool. Sorry...
    Jun 26 11:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Caution Justified After Recent Rally [View article]
    No matter where it goes in the short-term, the long-run will be a MASSIVE payout!
    Like the company or not; the product is light-years ahead of the competition.

    Once you own this car, you can’t go back to the ‘horse and buggies’ we have been driving for the last forty years. Anyone who tells you different, isn’t living in reality, or is a shill living on borrowed time.

    You want a good short... buy GM.
    Jun 26 01:44 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Model S Really A Quality Green Car? [View article]
    Oh, and then there is this... http://lat.ms/1pQVQJw

    Or this... http://nwsdy.li/1pQVQJx

    I'll stick with my Tesla, thank you!
    Jun 20 02:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Model S Really A Quality Green Car? [View article]
    Oh, and for the record... I have 30k miles on my original 21" tires on my 2012 Model S! Just like with any high-performance car that can go from 0-60 MPH is 3.9 seconds, the harder you drive it, the faster the tires will wear out. That's FAR from a Tesla issue.
    Jun 20 02:35 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Model S Really A Quality Green Car? [View article]
    After owning one of the first Model S's off the line, for almost two years now, and 30,000.00 miles of pure bliss, it's been the best experience driving in my entire 35 years of driving everything from Chevy’s to BMW’s.

    Unlike dealership service, where they prefer to not fix anything, and tell you nothing is covered by the warrantee. Dealing with Tesla has been a dream-come-true! Everything is taken care of no-questions-asked, and even better, for FREE!!!! They will not only pick up my MS anywhere on the planet Earth, they will give me a loaner MS, or at worse, another high-end loaner like a Jaguar, BMW, Benz, et al (good luck getting that with most other dealership service :-(

    Regardless, with GM, Toyota, etc. track-record of millions of recalls, as of late. Tesla is more like a 'Godsend', than the millions of ‘death-trap’ lemons out there. Again, how many people have been hurt (much less killed), in a Model S? Last I checked, it wasn’t Elon Musk being grilled by a congressional sub-committee on thirteen-deaths, and hundreds if serious injuries related to serious allegations of incompetence and gross-negligence (and after a the US bailed-out this pathetic excuse for an auto-maker called ‘General Motors’).

    Trust me; Tesla is the LEAST of YOUR worries!
    Jun 20 02:30 PM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Vs. Renault: Low Cost, Not High Cost, Is The Future. [View article]
    (cough)... http://bit.ly/1kcPzAd

    At this point, Tesla is SO far ahead of the curve, all the other auto-makers will be reeling for another decade just to catch up (many won't survive).

    GM has $10 BILLION of blood-money debt, and it won't be long before they are gone for GOOD! Tesla will buy up their factories for pennies on the dollar. If I were a GM employee, I would be sending my resume to Tesla ASAP!!!! (FYI)

    Watch-out, there is a new kid on the block, and he is carrying a rocket!
    Apr 29 04:20 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Lithium batteries probed in Malaysian Air disappearance [View news story]
    BTW... This is actually GREAT news for Tesla Motors if true! Because we all know that the airline manufactures have NO CLUE how to build Li battery technology (thus the reason why it’s in question). Thus Tesla could very well become the #1 multi-billion dollar Li operations for all existing airline manufactures world-wide!

    Giga-factory… more like Tera-factory!!!
    Mar 14 04:45 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Lithium batteries probed in Malaysian Air disappearance [View news story]
    Seriously? So I guess next they will be saying that Li batteries have a mind of their own, thus consciously and deliberately turned off all the GPS and communication systems aboard the missing jetliner, that supposedly was still sending a ‘ping’ signal as it ran out of fuel five hours later (rolling eyes).

    Can you say...'grasping at straws'?
    Mar 14 04:37 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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