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  • the_spaniard_ii the_spaniard_ii Sep 13, 2013 8:57 AM Flag

    Only a matter of time before competition beefs up

    Been long this stock now I'm on the sidelines. The auto industry is very competitive and competing models will soon hit the market from the likes of GM, F, Bentz, BMW, VW, NISSAN, Toyota., etc.....That's reality! The stock is pricing in a monopoly on Electric cars IMO.

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    • Define 'soon'

      Don't you think Tesla is years ahead of the competition. IMO a BMW electric car that looks more like an egg and has less than half the driving range is NO competition.

      • 1 Reply to dogmeattacos
      • the competition can't DO ZIP...otherwise they would have already...

        closest real competition is the BMW I8...and that "starts at 138,000...

        so, if that's the best offering of "one of the best of big guzzler"...what do you think "debt-laden" Ford and GM are gonna come up with...

        most of the big-guzzler LOSERS ...the best they got is the "dumb expensive RELATIVELY WORTHLESS HYBRIDS...another disaster...you might as well just get a "honda civic" to save gas and "for half the price"...

        most big-guzzler...have "short-sighted" mgmt...going with "status quo" ...NOW THEY ARE GONNA TAKE A "REAL SHELLACKING" and the weaker ones like GM ...will probably be out of biz in a few years...

        even the Gov...is trying to unload about 30billion in stock (I think that's the number) to Canada or something...(like Canada wants to protect union jobs, etc.)...you can find articles on this...but it sounded like a "gov GM stock DUMP..." ...to get out of "a big losin' guzzler" AS MUCH AS THEN CAN...AND AS FAST AS THEY CAN...

        so NO GUZZLER will have ANY REAL COMPETITION WITH TESLA ...for a few years (it would take a few years ...even if the tech was available immediately...and even Silicon Valley...I think GM or Ford went there...HAS NOTHING THEY CAN COME UP WITH TO "EFFECTIVELY COMPETE WITH TESLA...

        so CUT THE SPIN... TESLA GONNA "KICK GUZZLER BUTT" for the "next few years"...and by then...it will be TOO LATE FOR "GUZZLER TO CATCH UP"...they'll be busy TRYING TO FINANCE "PENSIONS" and do that with DECLINING SALES...

        THEY WON'T HAVE THE CAPITAL TO BE BUILDING "NEW ELEC CAR PLANTS" OR REFURBISHING EXISTING ONES...with their "bad balance sheets"

        dealers won't be happy FIRESALING UNSOLD INVENTORY TO MAKE ROOM for "stuff being pumped out by big guzzler" ...WITH "DECLINING BUYERS IN THE "JOE SIX PACK" majority mkt niche...

        dumbest niche to be in... (even though it's the largest...because of the jobs situation...many of these people will be keeping their "old guzzlers" or buying "used ones".

 
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