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  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    I would ponder to bet Elon Musk is more excited about this news, than Audi is! ;-)
    Nov 20, 2014. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report : Drop in U.S. sales for Tesla Motors in September [View news story]
    Well duh! Everyone is plopping down a deposit for the new 2015 'P85D'!

    Just read the Tesla boards... already thousands of Model S owners want to trade-up to the 'P85D'. Soon Tesla will be selling thousands of low-mile certified pre-owned P85+'s, and pushing out thousands of new P85D's (which is faster than a MILLION DOLLAR HYPER CAR, priced well below a average Porsche 911, and with auto-pilot in every model!)

    Time to BUY!!!!!
    Oct 27, 2014. 03:44 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Something In The 'D' Which Might Prompt Direct Competition [View article]
    Valueseeker,

    Other way around. Most high HP cars designed for the track, are useless in the 'real-world'. Tesla are 'real-world' vehicles, designed for folks who like to blow-away exotics, most of which will never see a racetrack or the Autobahn in their lifetime. :-)

    Kind of like this guy... http://bit.ly/1136frI
    Oct 10, 2014. 09:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Something In The 'D' Which Might Prompt Direct Competition [View article]
    Skeptic84,

    McLaran P1.

    I drive circles around Corvette's for fun. Most of them are still looking for their 'sport' setting, or whatever else they have to push, pull, etc to make them go faster, long after I am already gone. LOL!
    Oct 10, 2014. 09:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Something In The 'D' Which Might Prompt Direct Competition [View article]
    Yes, and Tesla has never disappointed me (ever). In fact, with two years of ownership, I am still blown-away by the new things they constantly re-invent for my P85 (every two months its like a new car).

    When Tesla announce something, they actually follow-through with it in spades (and then some!), unlike all the other (cough)... 'car-companies', and their pathetic excuses for ‘prototypes’ that never see the light of day.
    Oct 10, 2014. 09:22 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Something In The 'D' Which Might Prompt Direct Competition [View article]
    Pot Pie,

    No, just a two-year-old 'Signature P85' that has been the best vehicle I have ever owned in my thirty-two years of driving.

    I do like the idea of 'Musksiah'! :-) In my lifetime, I have never seen so many people THAT excited to be at any vehicle announcement event EVER! I don’t even think Enzo Ferrari, Ferdinand Porsche, or much less Henry Ford ever got the kind of public reception that Musk gets.

    I guess when you invent great things for people, great people will cherish your inventions!
    Oct 10, 2014. 09:14 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Something In The 'D' Which Might Prompt Direct Competition [View article]
    I don't think Benz has an auto-pilot that will valet your car without a driver. Tesla is a billion years ahead with its new features. Benz looks like a horse and buggy compared to Tesla.

    A five-door sedan that can go as fast from 0-60 MPH than a million-dollar hyper-car, and for well under $120k, is just icing on the cake.

    And for the record, yes I was at the event last night, and sat in the 'D', as it took off faster than a rocket-ship, and then watched the driver literally take his hands and feet off the controls, and it drove itself, changed lanes, and slowed down to a complete stop without ever touching anything. IMHO, NOTHING CAN TOUCH TESLA NOW... PERIOD!!!!
    Oct 10, 2014. 05:04 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New legislation signed in California to support electric cars [View news story]
    I don't think that's how it works. The idea is; California would offer more incentives for ‘anyone’ in the state who would like to buy a plug-in EV over an ICE vehicle. The benefit would be huge for our state, and force lackadaisical auto-makers to enter the future faster.

    Better yet, the sooner we can get off our addiction to oil, the sooner we can eliminate our need to spend trillions of USD on overseas wars, Islamic extremist lobbying power, and greedy oil company subsidies (all of which weaken our nation, and are counteractive to our overall morals).

    Remember oil is no different than cocaine. The majority of it comes from evil, corrupt, greedy and dangerous people, most of whom would rather see our nation’s demise, than success.
    Sep 22, 2014. 02:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New legislation signed in California to support electric cars [View news story]
    Yup, that would be ME (full solar + Tesla)!

    Never-mind, in California, there are NO coal or oil burning electrical power-plants. Most are natural-gas, nuke, or green.
    Sep 22, 2014. 02:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 03:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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