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  • 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
  • Efforts afoot in New York to ban Tesla Motors' direct sales method [View news story]
    After seeing the MOST news articles EVER written about Tesla, I am now starting to change my mind on this BS NJ law, and here is why…

    NJ is small potatoes, however, the press Tesla is getting based on this boneheaded move by desperate auto-dealers in NJ is priceless to Tesla (we’re talking ten-billion-dollars in free positive advertising).
    On the flip-side, it’s also like a FREE multi-billion-dollar smear campaign against Gov Christy, and the car-dealer business model.

    I have a lot of friends from all sides of the political fence, and 99% of them don’t own a Tesla, much less can afford one at this point. However, it’s the first time EVER I have seen so many of my friends, and their friends, etc re-posting news about this BS law in NJ! Never mind, every single one is livid at Gov Christy and the car-dealers!

    The fact is; the NJ car-dealer association, and Gov Christy have literally shot themselves in the foot, and helped advertise Tesla more they will ever comprehend in their lifetimes.
    Mar 14 01:44 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heads Spinning Over Tesla's Tuesday News [View article]
    Far from a typical recall (being the firmware was uploaded weeks ago, and upgraded wall adapters are being mailed to each owner).

    Nothing was found to be wrong with Tesla's charging equipment, and this is just a safety backup for adding protection to Model S owners whom hire unlicensed electricians to install their home 240 volt NEMA charging outlet (which Tesla has no control over).
    Jan 14 01:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors settles back on adapter announcement [View news story]
    Not to mention the fact that the outlet in question (at the home in Irvine) was never officially inspected by the city, and the FACT that the electrical who installed the 240 volt NEMA outlet never pulled permits for the installation, kind of explains everything.

    If anything, Tesla is just adding protection to Model S owners whom hire unlicensed electricians that don’t know what they are doing.
    Jan 14 12:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors settles back on adapter announcement [View news story]
    So in a nutshell, they are just mailing out new power-adaptors to be safe, and have already pushed a firmware upgrade to all owners (FAR from what I would call a major recall, or … (cough) opposed to what GM will need to do to 370,000 pickup trucks with FAR more dangerous problems … http://bit.ly/1dNrnkL)
    Jan 14 12:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RE: I Bet On Tesla Because Most Investors Don't Understand Electric Cars [View article]
    Again, the current stock price is NOT completely related to the current sales of Tesla cars, but rather based on the FACT that no other automotive company has their amazing technology (much less is even close to matching it). Every automotive company is desperately trying to do what Tesla has already achieved.

    In-FACT, DaimlerChrysler is currently revealing a concept EV that won't be ready until 2025... http://bit.ly/KYZVJY

    In other words… Tesla is SO ahead of the curve, the other automotive companies will have to pay Tesla BILLIONS just to catch up.
    Jan 12 05:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RE: I Bet On Tesla Because Most Investors Don't Understand Electric Cars [View article]
    Of the FACT that actor George Clooney was referring to one of the very first Tesla Roadsters ever built. Which BTW, he bought and sold many may years ago, long before the Model S was even a concept, much less before Tesla was a public company, had a state-of-the-art robotic automated factory, and hundreds of showrooms around the planet.

    i.e. George Clooney might as well have been making a statement about how Hosni Mubarak is bad for Egypt (rolling eyes).
    Jan 12 05:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Finally Fairly Valued After Recent Drop In Stock Price [View article]
    @Reel,

    With so much experience racing, I am VERY surprised by your responses.

    Regardless, as an ‘experienced race car driver’, I am sure you will agree that manufactures estimated numbers for HP and 0-60 times are HIGHLY speculative, and reliant upon many factors (air temp, tire temp, engine temp, turbo-temp, gear timing, turbo-lag, gear-lag, higher-octane fuels, etc). Never the less, they are typical ‘bragging rights’ for the owners whom on average spend upward of $20k to $100k USD extra, just to get that extra 50 to 150 HP, which ends up in most cases unusable on American roads, without getting a expensive speeding ticket for traveling 50+ MPH over the posted speed-limit.

    Being I am not a ‘experienced race car driver’ (like you), but rather just a business man with thirty-two years of driving various ICE vehicles in Southern California, my real-world experience boils down to getting from point A to point B. Unlike a racetrack, the roads and freeways here in Southern California might actually require more talent than getting around Nürburgring at 150 MPH without crashing.

    Either way, I still prefer my Model S, over similar priced ICE cars, because it is a better ‘real-world’ vehicle. Maybe a 2013 Porsche 911 twin-turbo with a HIGHLY trained driver can take me in my P85 on a race track, however, it will NEVER beat me regular real world driving, because the Model S is designed for performance where it really counts. Trust me, 100% torque on command comes in REALLY handy in real-world driving, especially in Los Angeles!
    Dec 6 08:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Finally Fairly Valued After Recent Drop In Stock Price [View article]
    @Reel,

    With all due respect, the performance of a vehicle is how most evaluate the quality of a vehicle (I didn't write those rules, it’s just how it is). However, when a clearly more superior technology comes along, and blows away the cream-of-the-crop top performing vehicles by some of the MOST prized auto manufactures on Earth, one has to take notice (especially when it cost 1/16 to generate it, and produces ZERO pollution doing so).

    With regard to factual proof of how fast the Model S is compared to the other vehicles I mentioned, you need to take into consideration the fact that the Model S is 100% torque just by simply pressing on the accelerator. All the other ICE vehicles I mentioned require a highly skilled driver and ‘launch control’ to get those 0-60 times (and even then, few drivers are capable of getting those times more than just once in their lifetime).

    Here is what I mean…
    http://bit.ly/11YYzDf
    http://bit.ly/1dTeA67
    http://bit.ly/1dTeyv3

    Regardless, the Model S’s virtues go WAY beyond that of its amazing speed and efficiency. It’s a technological masterpiece compared to everything else on the market.
    As a business person, I can actually use it as a second office, surf the web, and check stocks without breaking any smart-phone laws. I have even done several presentations while driving clients around (using its 17” touch-screen). It rides smoother than a Rolls Royce, and with very little noise, makes listening to concert-quality Dolby 5.1 music, the best audiophile experience of your life! Never mind, I can call up any song ever recorded instantly!

    Either way, very few stocks are perfectly valued based upon math, and current valuation. The stock market is a gamble based on futures, which TSLA clearly has proven it has! :-)
    Dec 5 06:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Finally Fairly Valued After Recent Drop In Stock Price [View article]
    Although Tesla doesn't have the sales numbers that say GM, Ford, Toyota, etc do, they are breaking the mold with the MOST innovative vehicle produced since the Ford Model T.

    It’s easy to hate innovation and change, until you actually try it out. I’ve owned my Model S for over a year now, and I can’t even fathom owning another ICE vehicle ever again in my lifetime (yes, it’s THAT much more superior!) Everyone who I give a ride to in it, is literally blown away at how fast it is, compared to most ICE hyper-car / exotics three times its price! Then when I show them what it cost for me to do a 0-60 sprint in 3.9 seconds (faster than the 2014 Porsche 911, Jaguar F-type, BMW M5, etc), while still having enough room to seat four adult passengers and their luggage; it makes all other vehicles on Earth look completely obsolete by comparison.

    You can hate Tesla all you want, but you can’t stop progress!
    Dec 5 04:25 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S clears safety regulators in Germany [View news story]
    Never the less... FACT!
    Dec 3 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S clears safety regulators in Germany [View news story]
    What was modified? Can you post some proof?
    Dec 3 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S clears safety regulators in Germany [View news story]
    You right, NO ONE has ever been killed or much less hurt in Model S accident, as compared to (cough) a half-million dollar German street-car, which BTW which was only 0.04 seconds faster from 0-60 MPH than a Model S P85.

    All this non-sense about the Model S being dangerous was based on "speculation hype, and pure emotion".
    Dec 3 02:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S clears safety regulators in Germany [View news story]
    What did anyone expect? All this BS was about the equivalent of the media comparing a VVS1 diamond to a hand full of beach-sand.
    Dec 3 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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