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  • Tesla Is Walking On Thin Ice Regarding Customer Trust [View article]
    Dave has been making that same claim for some time now, even after I pointed out what Musk actually said, as you did. Dave translates "moderate, small improvements" to "no progress", since that interpretation fits with his irrational anti Tesla anti Musk bias. I don't know if the 70D has more energy dense cells or not, but if it does that would be right in line with what Musk has said was possible, contrary to Dave's claims.
    Apr 15, 2015. 09:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    It's obvious that many uninformed bears don't take the time to do so, which is fine with me. Stay clueless, my friend.
    Apr 11, 2015. 10:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    Some people want the latest and greatest at any cost, be it ICE or EV. Doesn't mean the vehicle they just sold or traded in is "obsolete". Cars are never obsolete as long as they can provide their intended function.
    Apr 11, 2015. 10:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Walking On Thin Ice Regarding Customer Trust [View article]
    "So those who have just bought the 60D"

    To be accurate, there was no 60D, just the plain 60. If I buy a 2wd ICE and then the company comes out with a 4wd version am I aggrieved at the lack of notice? Products improve over time, (or at least they should), that time is simply a bit shorter with an innovative company such as Tesla.
    Apr 11, 2015. 12:12 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Walking On Thin Ice Regarding Customer Trust [View article]
    "LT, It's not far fetched to think that a MS57 or MS57D is to come out at $10K lower sometime in July using the 188hp motor(s) just following the end of Q2. "

    It's completely far fetched, it won't happen. As I stated above the CPO program covers that market, and the car you propose would eventually be overshadowed by the Model 3. Plus the fact that the worst selling Tesla model was the 60. Don't know why you think a vehicle with even less range for only a few dollars less would sell better.
    Apr 11, 2015. 10:25 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Walking On Thin Ice Regarding Customer Trust [View article]
    " The 70D is a bit of an amphibian - it sits between two existing models 60/85..."

    Actually it replaces the 60, so it doesn't really sit between anything, it's now the base model. The 70D represents both the reality that the X base needed a larger pack to break 200 miles of range and the reality that the CPO program will be targeting the value seeking customer with pricing that made the 60 non competitive. A smart and necessary move by Tesla.
    Apr 11, 2015. 10:21 AM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 393: Mar. 26, 2015 [View instapost]
    Medical devices are already powered by lithium cells. The "future" you fear has been around for quite some time. Too bad, so sad.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    Tesla is doing beta testing of swapping at one location in CA right now.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    Only if they are complete morons. Tesla is an innovative company, they innovate all the time. None of their older products are obsolete, they still perform as well, or better, than when delivered, which is better than the majority of vehicles on the road. The only thing obsolete is the conventional auto manufacturing business model.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    Market, I had many discussions with him, (MRTTF), and we mostly agreed that fairly substantial chemistry changes were quite possible with little to no change in equipment. There are already various chemistries being produced, LiCo, LiFePO4, NMC, NCA, etc., and no battery company was brought to it's knees because of those chemistry changes. It's simply not the issue some (bears) would wish it would be. Complete format changes, say from cylindrical to pouch, would require some retooling, though there are in fact machines that can already do both, but there is no logical reason to assume Tesla would need to make such a switch. The more energy dense a cell becomes packaging becomes less of a concern, outside of possible cooling needs, for which the cylindrical format is already optimal.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Scenarios For Tesla's 2015 Unit Sales - 55K Vs. 39K [View article]
    "You state the opposite, that Tesla is raising prices on its cars, for equivalent offering."

    Of course that is not the truth, the newer cars are not equivalent, they are better, and the new 70D clearly shows this, since you are getting more for your dollar, even though the base price is higher, the base configuration provides much more.
    Apr 10, 2015. 08:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    The "old stuff" will never be obsolete, and it's not as if a fully formed ready for sale product will appear instantly on the shelves while you're building up inventory of old product.
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 393: Mar. 26, 2015 [View instapost]
    You do love to ramble on about nonsense. Continue to believe that lithium cells spontaneously combust and that lithium is dangerous. Statistics have already proven you wrong.

    I must point out that lithium ions are not the same as metallic lithium, so whatever you think you see in the flames of a fire is not metallic lithium burning. As for the damaged Fisker cells, it's obvious the only damage is from external heat, since they were in a burning vehicle that's not really surprising. Even with some shorting the cells are mostly intact, obviously not the source of the fire.
    Regarding the BYD taxi fire:

    "In May 2012, a BYD e6 taxi in Shenzhen caught fire after being rear-ended by a Nissan GT-R going 112 miles per hour. The battery was not the cause of the fire, an investigation concluded."

    http://bit.ly/1CzbxG4

    Once again reality does not support your claims.
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    So as I mentioned above there is another element to the 70 release that I have yet to see discussed. Some people are complaining that the 70 increases the price of the base model and further removes Tesla vehicles from the main stream. On it's own that may seem true, though as pointed out the actual value proposition of the base model has actually increased. However there are three letters that fill in the missing piece: CPO. Tesla is ramping up their Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program, which means the value oriented customer, the target customer for the old base 60, now has better priced options in the CPO fleet. The 60 base car was their worst selling model before the CPO program, so with the CPO in place there was no point in continuing it. Moving the new base model up market makes total sense with the CPO program rolling out, and the CPO program fits the mission of making EV's more affordable, while also providing Tesla with an additional revenue stream. The Tesla plan continues to be executed as planned. Resistance is futile.
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:26 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors fires up the Model S 70D [View news story]
    More twisted CP logic. Of course cells keep improving, with or without the GF. GF increases volume, efficiency, and lowers costs.
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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