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  • GM's 200-Mile Electric Car For $30,000: RIP Tesla [View article]
    You're mixing up power with energy density. NiMH is not 200 Wh/kg, which is energy density.
    Jan 27, 2015. 09:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    "Other automakers: The attractiveness of their EVs go up by A LOT."

    No, a crippled, less capable charge network does not elevate the attractiveness of other OEM EV's by "A LOT".

    "Tesla: The attractiveness of its EVs go up by... a tiny bit."

    Yup, along with the other OEM's, so Tesla remains well out in front.
    Jan 25, 2015. 09:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    "All the car companies (except Tesla) will have joined in funding one network."

    Which Tesla will also be able to use, along with their superior supercharger network.
    Jan 24, 2015. 11:54 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    And a lot slower than Tesla superchargers.
    Jan 24, 2015. 11:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    Anton has found a great way to counter act his losing short position by writing a series of flawed articles with ridiculous titles. I don't think even he believes what he writes, but he keeps cranking them out like a machine.
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    "Remember when IBM pushed their proprietary micro channel for the internal connections in their PCs? Everyone else supported ISA, which was viewed as inferior to micro channel. But, like Betamax vs VHS, a superior technology is not enough to win over "everyone else".

    Tesla will have to eventually go with the crowd to survive. "

    Completely wrong analogy. Consider this, if Betamax could also accept the inferior VHS, or if micro channel was also able to use ISA, THAT would be a closer analogy. Plug adapters allows Tesla to use all other open access formats, but only Tesla can use the Supercharger, which is the fastest available. Advantage Tesla.
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    The other often overlooked part of the Tesla equation is the Charging Partners program, which consists of many locations with Tesla specific chargers, many of them HPWC's running at 80 amps.

    http://bit.ly/1zCXV12

    http://bit.ly/1yU4I6w
    Jan 23, 2015. 09:30 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    "Nobody would build a network like Tesla

    That claim just got punctured too."

    Actually if you read the source document you'd see that the claim is actually supported. The 24 and 50kW chargers that they are building are in fact not even close to a network like Tesla is building.
    Jan 22, 2015. 10:58 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's 200-Mile Electric Car For $30,000: RIP Tesla [View article]
    The Bolt was just a reworked Sonic with a Volt drivetrain and battery pack stuck in it. It likely has no relation to what the real vehicle may be like when/if it actually comes out in 2 years or so.
    Jan 22, 2015. 10:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BMW And Volkswagen Join Forces To Take On Tesla's Supercharger Network [View article]
    More non "competition" for Tesla. From the linked article:

    "Each fast charging location along the express charging corridors is expected to include up to two 50 kW DC Fast chargers, or 24 kW DC Combo Fast chargers with the SAE Combo connector, used in both BMW and Volkswagen electric vehicles as well as many other electric vehicles that incorporate a DC Fast Charging capability."

    So these "fast" chargers are at best less than half as fast as Tesla's superchargers.

    All of Anton's articles suffer from the same reality disconnect. Remember his "Hellcat better than Model S" article?

    http://bit.ly/1yVc1ek
    Jan 22, 2015. 10:00 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An electric Bolt from GM [View news story]
    It only takes one to prove that you don't need a garage to charge an EV, only an outlet. This should be an obvious fact to most people, but I guess it needed to be pointed out to some.
    Jan 14, 2015. 04:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Good Signs For Tesla At CES This Week [View article]
    Yeah, Elon is probably not filling up the hydraulic tank himself before the launch. Clearly a dedicated CEO would normally be doing that...
    Jan 14, 2015. 03:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Will Set A New Model S U.S. Sales Record In Q4 2014 [View article]
    Sorry, that interior looks like a child's toy. It's obviously just a show car interior.
    Jan 13, 2015. 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Will Set A New Model S U.S. Sales Record In Q4 2014 [View article]
    "Value, I'm basing it on TSLA's $35k stretch goal, GM's $30k promise,"

    It's not a promise, and it's also not $30K. GM has said their pricing is including available rebates, so it's closer to $37K, which is higher than the $35K Tesla has said was without rebates. Of course any price projections at this time are malleable but don't pretend that GM's pricing on what will certainly be a down market vehicle compared to the Model 3 is some sort of fait accompli.
    Jan 13, 2015. 10:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An electric Bolt from GM [View news story]
    This is nothing more than a distraction, soon to be forgotten when the next news from Tesla comes out. Tesla is still firmly in control of the EV conversation, and everyone else is still reacting to them.
    Jan 12, 2015. 10:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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