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  • Beware Tesla's Model 3 Mess  [View article]
    Typical weak attempt at misdirection from Davewm. He knew exactly what I was saying about the Tesla packs, and knew that it was true, then has the nerve to say that I made an accusatory and unbalanced comment.
    Jan 21, 2016. 09:00 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    "No doubt safety concious Tesla will be telling Norwegians to stop using their superchargers shortly."

    Typically weak attempt at misdirection, completely irrelevant to the discussion. To be quite clear, there is no evidence that the supercharger was at fault and investigators on the scene declared it was not faulty.
    Jan 19, 2016. 10:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    "Pretty disastrous for them, then.
    That cut their profits down to only $5 billion in the 3rd quarter."

    Certainly no large, profitable company has ever foolishly poured vast amounts of money into failed products...

    I know your bias won't let you see the failure of HFCV's any more than it will allow you to see the success of Tesla.
    Jan 19, 2016. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Tesla's Model 3 Mess  [View article]
    Battery packs are changed to replace the high voltage contactors within. There is usually nothing at all wrong with the actual cells. This is simply another case of people who don't understand the technology commenting on things they have no knowledge of. Anyone saying battery capacity reduces 5% a year is either lying or they don't know what they are talking about. Some cars need to re-calibrate their range estimates to properly reflect actual pack capacity, but even the older chemistry in the Roadster packs didn't show 5% loss a year, let alone the newer S and X chemistry.
    Jan 19, 2016. 10:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    "They have this thing about building cars they can make money on, instead of covering their losses by share issues."

    Yet Toyota is losing money on that impractical design fail known as the Mirai...
    Jan 17, 2016. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    "I bet you would have said the same about the Japanese and the Koreans, back in the day, in your perfect foreknowledge!"

    Well back in the day I didn't know Tesla was going to exist, but, in fact, the Japanese and Koreans currently have nothing that competes with Tesla.

    Tesla's reliability issues have to do with them being a young manufacturing company. I expect those issues to quickly diminish, as they already have been.
    Jan 17, 2016. 08:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Tesla's Model 3 Mess  [View article]
    "On the user forum one can see many people have already had their battery pack replaced, and that's before the car is 4 years."

    Of course in reality "many" means very few.
    Jan 15, 2016. 09:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    Roger is of course correct, hybrids are twice as complex half steps to eventual full electrification. Tesla has proven that they are already irrelevant. In a few years the market will reflect that. Nothing from BYD will ever be competition for Tesla.
    Jan 15, 2016. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Autopilot Lane Change: Likely To Be Unsafe At Any Speed  [View article]
    We all know that if there were any such accidents that could be attributed to Tesla's auto lane change feature they'd be all over the news. Don't pretend otherwise. Simply put, they haven't happened, which proves you were wrong from the beginning, as some of us always knew.
    Jan 15, 2016. 08:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Autopilot Lane Change: Likely To Be Unsafe At Any Speed  [View article]
    The lack of any lane change accidents proves your claims were false. Just like your lack of demand claims were false.
    Jan 14, 2016. 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    Of note, I believe at least the early Tesla Roadsters used the motor/inverter in the charge circuit. I assume they gave it up for a good reason, one of them being motor isolation. As I remember the motor/gearbox mounting required a non-conductive insulating spacer.
    Jan 13, 2016. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevy Bolt Will Hurt Nissan And BMW, Not Tesla  [View article]
    "I somehow remember worshipers touting the great handling of the Tesla S for over 2 years when there was no dual motors."

    Of course I said "improvements". You really need to pay more attention and spend less effort into trying to spin things. You might start trying to gain a shred of credibility by giving up the "worshiper" nonsense to describe the people who know much more about the subject than yourself.

    "The great handling of the Tesla S and X is easy due to the very low center of gravity from placing a 900# slab of battery under the car."

    That's part of it. Advanced suspension design and material choice is the other part.

    "The Bolt will have the same easy time of it as will the model 3."

    No, see above, plus the fact that the Bolt will be a higher car, which means even if all things were equal the 3 will handle better.

    "As for acceleration, 0-60 is 7 seconds is more than is used for normal driving, and better than most cars have."

    Of course, and irrelevant. Like it or not, when comparing performance metrics, 0-60 is one of the most often referenced. The 3 will be better. Period. In fact the 3 is almost guaranteed to be a better vehicle in all aspects other than possibly cargo carrying for tall objects. If you think you're going to convince anyone besides yourself that a Honda Fit is in the same league as a BMW3 you're seriously delusional.
    Jan 13, 2016. 10:55 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Footprint Of A Tesla Killer  [View article]
    "Doesn't the EPA Highway Mileage Test use a constant speed of 48 mph ON A LEVEL ROAD???!!!"

    No. And stop with the stupid random caps BS already.
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevy Bolt Will Hurt Nissan And BMW, Not Tesla  [View article]
    1) Of course Musk has publicly stated that if you ever see a celebrity talking about a Tesla product it is NOT a paid endorsement. Also if know anything about Musk you know Favreau is a friend of his. Regardless, celebs talking great about your product is only a good thing.
    2) Go to the Tesla website. Or go to the Tesla forums where a speculator is trying to turn over his Sig X for an 85K profit.
    3) See #1.
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevy Bolt Will Hurt Nissan And BMW, Not Tesla  [View article]
    A typical short sighted short term viewpoint. Once the GF starts producing cells in country their total transportation costs will drop dramatically.
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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