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  • Tesla's Crushing Battery Supply Constraints [View article]

    One problem with being out of touch and relying on old data to make a point is that not everyone is locked in your bubble.

    Have a look at some more recent developments.

    There is no shortage of Lithium and by the time there is, if there ever is, other technology will have taken it's place.

    If you had taken the amount of money you invested in Axcion and put it in Tesla at $30.00, then sold all your Tesla today you would have suffered 0 downside.

    The FACT IS: anyone who ignored all of your statistics and so called scientific analysis and bought Tesla at $30.00 and sold it today would not even consider trading their returns for those of your portfolio.

    Given your track record for years on end, who in their right mind would follow your outdated, upside-down investment advice????
    Aug 26, 2013. 03:53 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Q1 Earnings, An Epic April Fools Prank [View article]
    More likely Tesla passed on Axion for LI batteries.

    I can't think of any other reason that anyone would spend so much time and energy bashing a company that they claim to have no interest in.

    I seriously doubt that he is worried about us losing our money, why should he?

    Maybe he needs the income from Seeking Alpha to offset his losses in Axion?

    Maybe he was hoping for fame? Well he got Infamous instead.

    Glad to see that time and Tesla's many obvious, and well documented, successes are reducing his articles to the obscurity that they have earned.
    Apr 25, 2013. 12:38 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Gigafactory And Why Competitors Should Worry [View article]
    Competitors should worry because Tesla makes better vehicles and will win market share. The Gigafactory is just one of the tools they will use to do it.
    Jul 1, 2014. 04:22 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Motors About To Take The Elevator Down? [View article]
    Tesla Short Desperation. Sorry, You Lose!
    Sep 11, 2013. 02:42 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Models From Honda And Audi Will Consign Tesla And Its Superchargers To A Smaller Niche [View article]
    This author is trying to compare apples to oranges to justify a lack of understanding and unwillingness to accept the realities of the automobile market.

    This article is nothing short of an attempt to justify bad decisions and bad timing. (Pun intended)
    Feb 1, 2014. 01:38 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Will Become The Victim Of Its Own Success [View article]
    You make it sound as though the Supercharger system has been completed and will not improve. The Supercharger network is still in the beginning stages and will serve a much larger segment of the population than it does now.

    Range will improve and prices will come down.

    There are a host of options other than the slow charge at a motel. There is a considerable network of campgrounds and trailer parks that have the ability to charge at a much faster rate than the standard outlets. Teslas can also be charged at other fast charge networks. Granted these are not as fast as Superchargers, but they can make a considerable difference in charge times.

    I'll have my Tesla long before the $7500.00 tax break expires, and there is always the possibility that it will be extended or replaced by something else.

    "The only major advantage that Tesla has at the moment is its range. I believe that given the seriousness with which firms like BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Mercedes are now treating the EV, it is likely that their resources will eventually help narrow down Tesla's range advantage as well."

    I want some of your drugs, they are so much better than mine. For example The Cadillac ELR has sold less than 600 units to date. That's how serious the other manufacturers are.
    Aug 8, 2014. 03:27 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Hope Dies Last [View article]
    Ford has nothing new that is not straight out of Tesla's playbook.

    Tesla is writing the next chapter in the automotive industry. All the others are still tripping over their clown shoes.

    Short pain is so much fun.
    Feb 25, 2014. 03:58 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Tesla Motors: Valuation Is Unsustainable, Premium To Peers Is Unjustified [View article]

    The shorts are squirming like a bucket of Eels!!!

    Desperation dripping from every word of these Short Pain Pieces.
    Sep 25, 2013. 02:40 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla A Buy, A Short Or A Stay-Away? [View article]
    Good article, the above inaccuracies noted.

    Barring unforeseen catastrophe, Tesla seems on track to accomplish their stated goals. So far, as we all can see, Tesla and Elon Musk keep performing at or above expectations.

    Tesla’s price has been trending upward since the beginning of November, when it became obvious that Tesla was succeeding in ramping up their production to sustainable levels.

    Elon Musk has shown the tendency to understate and over deliver. No one can argue that the many awards the model S has EARNED were ever promised by Musk. He merely stated that his goal was to produce the best automobile on the road. Motor Trend, Car & Driver and countless other industry reporters, critics, journalists, and experts accurately recognized that he had achieved his goal without question.

    With the 4th quarter reports due soon, my guess is that Elon Musk will take particular pleasure in, once again, over delivering.

    The short interest, being as large a percent of outstanding shares as it is, must be getting very nervous about now. Every day that passes without catastrophe is like the ticking of a time bomb for the shorts. TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK!!!!
    Jan 7, 2013. 04:17 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Tesla Motors: Valuation Is Unsustainable, Premium To Peers Is Unjustified [View article]
    Wouldn't it be funny if all of these SHORT TESLA, SHORT TESLA, SHORT TESLA articles were being written by people with Long Positions. What if they are leading the gullible to walk off the Short Squeeze Cliff to pump up their long profits?

    Kinda makes ya go HMMMM??????
    Sep 25, 2013. 02:45 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Brilliant Move By Elon Musk Against The New York Times' Damning Review [View article]
    I agree with you. The facts don't make it look good at all for John Broder, or The Times.

    Of course the Model S and Supercharger Network both perform adequately or better. Whoever expected they wouldn’t?

    It is noted that no negative opinion of the Author, John Broder or The Times are expressed in the CNNMoney report.

    I don’t have to play nice in the media sandbox, so I feel that my honest opinion is warranted.

    When someone driving an ICE, or any other type of vehicle, on a long trip and makes all of these concious decisions;
    1) Goes on a long trip without filling the tank all the way before leaving
    2) Doesn’t fully fill it at fuel stops
    3) Neglects to fully fill it at an overnight stop
    4) Passes by many refueling opportunities along the way
    5) Takes a detour adding extra miles

    Do we blame the driver or the car when he runs out of gas????

    The New York Times Article was an obvious attempt to sensationalize for the sake of an agenda and to push papers at Tesla’s, their Investor’s, and The Public’s expense.

    Clearly Common Sense Did Not Apply……

    The Times Article does seem to be a bit desperate to have a negative impact at a crucial time for Tesla and it’s investors.

    The timing, as with all the other short interest desperate attempts to stave off their inevitable losses, tells all. (RE: Bricking, etc.) A full investigation by the FTC might be in order

    This stunt will only prove to be a blip on Tesla’s path to Success.

    I do think that Tesla and its investors should explore the option of joining together to sue John Broder and The Times.

    John Broder should also be fired. Based on the details presented in the vehicle logs, it is obvious that there is no way he was going to allow the Model S to complete the trip without incident. It was an easy trip, period.

    The Times may, or may not have been aware of John Broder’s intent beforehand, but that remains to be proven. If The Times continues to back his claim of legitimacy, which is obviously an attempt to save his job after proving quite clearly that he does not deserve to, they should also be held accountable.

    I would suggest that The Times should make John Broder publicly apologize to Tesla, its Investors, and The Public immediately. The Times should do so as well.

    The Times should also make an offer to run Full Page Ads for Tesla, Every Day For One Year Free Of Charge. I believe that The Times should do this ASAP, in hopes that it will prevent a lawsuit, not that I think it should.

    I am Long TSLA, KNDI
    Feb 15, 2013. 06:39 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Shift In The Fueling Paradigm Is Coming, Driven By Tesla Motors [View article]
    There are millions who have private parking or garages who are not rich. I'm one of them.

    We plan to have 2 Tesla EVs, one will replace a 2002 PT Cruiser and the other will replace a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pick up.

    Total household income: < 100,000/yr.

    Your assertion that only affluent people will buy Teslas is a totally baseless assumption on your part. I have also met several Tesla owners who hold down regular jobs. They definitely are not affluent, or rich.

    Why not go to a few Tesla owner's rally's and do your own surveys? I did.

    You repeatedly ignore that the rich/affluent make up only 1% of the population, and that there are many millions of drivers who have bought, and will buy a vehicle with the same value proposition that the Teslas have.
    Feb 28, 2014. 03:20 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Shift In The Fueling Paradigm Is Coming, Driven By Tesla Motors [View article]
    Free travel across country is not going to catch for on for the masses when my vehicle would cost me $780.00 to cross the country?

    I am definitely not rich.

    I will be getting a Tesla.
    Feb 28, 2014. 03:03 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors As The 4th U.S. Automaker, And Why The Future Is Bright [View article]
    Why do people keep confusing loans with subsidies???

    Government Loans have to be paid back with interest within a certain amount of time. They actually make money for the Government.

    Subsidies don’t bear any interest, and they don’t ever have to be paid back.

    The oil industry gets subsidies to this day, even though they are well-established and making record profits.

    The railroads got subsidies.

    Electrification of our homes was subsidized by the government.

    Fracking was subsidized by the government.

    The coal industry got subsidies.

    Tesla got A LOAN that they are paying back, on time with interest.

    The SBA loans small businesses at favorable interest rates all the time.

    Some have gone bankrupt and even defaulted on their loans, others succeed and pay off their loans.

    Let me repeat it again for the slow learners.

    Tesla got A LOAN that they are paying back, on time with interest.

    Since there is so much debate on the subject for so long, it seems we have some very, very, very slow learners, so I’ll repeat it one more time.

    Tesla got A LOAN that they are paying back, on time with interest.
    May 17, 2013. 01:44 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors Vs. Clean Energy Fuels [View article]
    A lot has to happen for Natural Gas to get traction.

    There are troubling issues such as the significant amount of energy to compress Natural Gas for use which is not any greener than charging a plug in car. This poses an overwhelming obstacle.

    Why haven't you brought up the negatives to provide the basis for a balanced analysis?

    The combination of a Tesla Model S, Solar City Home Charging, and SuperChargers (Free Travel with Solar Generation) all make your points pointless. If I can drive long distance for free, why would I even consider paying for Natural Gas????
    Apr 25, 2013. 02:36 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment