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  • Tesla's Model S Announcement: No Comfort On X Ramp Or 2015 Sales [View article]
    Printing money is of course dilutive.
    Aug 2, 2015. 07:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Positive read on used Model S demand [View news story]
    I'd bet some of the 15% "loss" was mostly a calibration issue and could be recovered with a few deep discharge/full charge cycles.
    Aug 1, 2015. 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Positive read on used Model S demand [View news story]
    I highly doubt Tesla will swap out a perfectly good 60 pack from a used car. They were probably just good bargains at the low end and were sold.
    Aug 1, 2015. 10:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Positive read on used Model S demand [View news story]
    Of course those of us who have been paying attention knew this would be the case. It's almost comical how clueless the bears seem to be.
    Jul 29, 2015. 09:48 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clues About The Tesla Model 3 Battery Size [View article]
    Steve, you used the term "Cd", saying the S is not better than most cars on the road. That is a false statement, period. The fact that the CdA is close to the Prius, a smaller and very efficient vehicle, also proves that the S CdA is better than MOST vehicles on the road, contrary to your claims.
    Jul 27, 2015. 10:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Model S Announcement: No Comfort On X Ramp Or 2015 Sales [View article]
    "Solyndra cost taxpayers half a billion dollars"

    And did that money disappear, or did it go into the economy, paying salaries and buying materials? Maybe it was a poor company to invest in, or maybe it was a good company who's technology was simply made impractical by cheap Chinese solar panels being dumped on the market, but in either case the money invested was not a total loss, as some would like to pretend.
    Jul 27, 2015. 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Clues About The Tesla Model 3 Battery Size [View article]
    Good points.
    Jul 24, 2015. 02:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Clues About The Tesla Model 3 Battery Size [View article]
    "You are back to my main point, the Model S Cd is NOT that much better than most cars on the road. And quite a number have a lower Cd."

    Totally wrong. There are only three production vehicles on this list with lower Cd's. Obviously this is not a complete list but equally obvious is that 99% of vehicles have a higher Cd than the Model S.

    http://bit.ly/1KnfVil
    Jul 23, 2015. 09:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    Except I believe cargo vans and SUV's had similar exemptions. In any case the example still illustrates how a small market in one location does not equal a failed product over all. Even if your claim of poor charging opportunities in most of Europe proves to be true it does not follow that Tesla will not have a successful product selling in large volumes. The US is a large "niche".
    Jul 22, 2015. 10:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    "Gasoline-powered cars are toast. They are over, finito, kaput, the walking dead who have not yet realized they are goners. It is highly likely that in your lifetime, you will no longer see the mass manufacturing of gasoline-powered automobiles."

    :-)
    Jul 21, 2015. 09:29 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    "Some news about the Roadster battery upgrade last weeks ?"

    Yes.
    Jul 21, 2015. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    "A US centric view leads to erroneous conclusions about the world car market, and that is 75-80% of the cars in the world, with the balance shifting ever more elsewhere."

    True, but for example, pickup trucks don't seem to be sold in Europe, or at least in low numbers, as I understand it. Yet pickup trucks are huge sellers for many companies, especially in the US. The erroneous conclusion would be that pickup trucks could not be a successful product because some markets are closed to them.
    Jul 21, 2015. 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    "I don't read every post here, so presumably I missed the ones you are referring to."

    We've had the discussion a number of times, but I supposed you could have missed all of them.


    "The document you seem to be referring to is this one:
    http://bit.ly/1z6JH7D"

    That, along with various forum members who have taken packs apart. I think Tesla simply rated the pack at the max rated capacity fresh off the manufacturing line but it's never actually been a full 85kWh capacity. They only allow about 79kWh max to be used anyway. Frankly I didn't think they needed silicon to hit 3.4 ah, but it seems they are using small amounts of it in the new cell. Over time as they become more confident with it, and when manufacturing costs come down, they'll use more silicon and increase density further. Thus Musk's statement of fairly regular capacity increases going forward.
    Jul 20, 2015. 09:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors delivers new battery option and updates on models [View news story]
    " The environment is still around after 150 years of significant industrial development and people' s health and lifestyle is notably better for it,"

    You are apparently unaware of the obesity epidemic, or the increase in a slew of ailments such as autism, which just may have something to do with the chemical soup we've turned our environment into. Not only are we running an uncontrolled experiment on our atmosphere we are doing the same with our bodies. We have no idea of the long term consequences, but you want to bury your head in the sand and pretend "it's all good!"
    Jul 20, 2015. 09:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clues About The Tesla Model 3 Battery Size [View article]
    "The changes that Tesla has made with door handles etc, does not change the wind resistance appreciably from many other traditional cars."

    Then why is the Model S cd so much lower than most cars on the road?
    Jul 20, 2015. 09:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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