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  • Is The Tesla Bubble Finally Bursting? [View article]
    So "Context" used unrealistic range for an 85kWh car, an unusually high MPG figure for an ICE, a low price per gallon that likely won't last, and a high price per kWh. At least we can see the "context" being used.

    Musk actually said that long term the stock was a good investment, though in the short term it may be high. He was right, since it's gone down since he said it.
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EVs As A Status Symbol, And A Possible Tesla Advantage [View article]
    " I wish we simply had single payer so I didn't have to wait a year for these insurance behemoths to duke it out. And I'd probably save $4000 a year in premiums with single payer too. The point is that "Obamacare" is what you get when one side insists on a "free market" solution and then does everything within their power to wreck their own solution."

    Exactly right. Again, Cparm can be so rational, on any subject other than Tesla.
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EVs As A Status Symbol, And A Possible Tesla Advantage [View article]
    Tom,
    Trying to get me to respond to something I never claimed is not going to work for you. You proved my statement to be correct. That's the only response you are going to get from me.
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EVs As A Status Symbol, And A Possible Tesla Advantage [View article]
    Tom,

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    The list is literally endless, and frankly I don't believe for one second that you are unaware of the constant right wing attacks that went on for years against the Volt.
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Think Tesla Has More Downside [View article]
    I mostly ignore your posts, but yes I did read that one, it's irrelevant. The price is lower at the moment, it will go back up. When adjusted for inflation electricity costs have gone down a lot since 1918, along with being much more stable over all.
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Think Tesla Has More Downside [View article]
    After 100+ years of production it should.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EVs As A Status Symbol, And A Possible Tesla Advantage [View article]
    fiwiki,
    Thank you for providing a good example of right wing irrationality for all to see. The Volt is a plug in hybrid, not an EV, so after 40 miles on a charge the gas motor kicks in. This results in a very efficient vehicle for most drivers since they can do most of their driving on cheap electricity. For some reason the irrational right took offense to that, an American car using American electricity. Damn that Obama car, (developed and subsidized under Bush regulations course).
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Tesla Bubble Finally Bursting? [View article]
    Wrong on all points. The 85 is rated at 265 miles, I used a conservative 200 miles. In reality the pack will mostly be shallow cycled, not fully discharged, and shallow cycling is even easier on the pack. The lab test cycling used full 100% discharges, which never happens in real life since the vehicle software doesn't allow it. There are already Tesla Model S's with 75K on them and only a few percent of indicated capacity loss, which may not even be real loss just out of balance calibration.
    Electricity cost is minimal. Most people charge at home most of the time, the superchargers will only be used occasionally, so the expense to Tesla is insignificant.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • End Of Tesla, Or End Of Oil? [View article]
    I'm always a realist. That's why my pro Tesla position is so strong, I don't need to delude myself to support it. Of course common sense, as well as history, says don't buy the first version of anything. Some people just have to have the latest and greatest, and it's a good thing, since otherwise we'd never have any innovation. It's a risk/reward thing, I prefer to let others take the initial risk and work out the bugs. Well actually I guess I like to take the risks under my own control, since I built my own EV. Came with a great warranty, free service for life, anywhere, anytime :-)
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EVs As A Status Symbol, And A Possible Tesla Advantage [View article]
    That's my point, irrational hatred is thrown at good products by irrational people. Are you really completely unaware of the full on attack by the right wing against the Volt?
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Think Tesla Has More Downside [View article]
    I would guess Tesla is too new to be included on the list. Regardless, the list supported my position that Jeeps are pieces of crap. I've owned a few, and worked on a few more. The off road capability is great, the actual build quality is poor, like most Chrysler products.

    Don't know anything about the 32K claim, though it wouldn't surprise me. A market over reaction to a slight miss would be great in my book.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Tesla Bubble Finally Bursting? [View article]
    The Tesla NCA based packs are a 2000+ cycle chemistry, which for a 200+ mile vehicle means 400,000+ miles. The battery packs will not be an issue.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Empty Threat Of Solid State Batteries [View article]
    Paulo,
    Production capacity is currently limited, that's why Tesla and Panasonic are building the GF, and why Tesla currently has all existing Panasonic capacity locked up. You really think with Panasonic's commitment to the GF that they'll jump into another huge project for another company? Not likely.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End Of Tesla, Or End Of Oil? [View article]
    "Those other SUVs have roof racks too. "

    Which remain unused, like the majority of all roof racks.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End Of Tesla, Or End Of Oil? [View article]
    "Hate to break this to you, though your battery pack is filled with electrolyte"

    Another false statement from chip. The pack is not "filled" with electrolyte, it's filled with copper, aluminum, graphite, nickle, plastic and some electrolyte. The electrolyte may be 15% of pack weight, but only a percentage of electrolyte is flammable organic solvents. So maybe 5% of the pack is organic solvents, not exactly "filled".
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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