You think this is a positive for Tesla? There is no way a Nevada company, with all the labor, EPA and other issues, can compete against off shore manufacturing of a commodity.
If you check vins, you'll see some of these cars were listed on TM site, etc.
before they head to EBAY or other auctions.
One I just checked on was on TeslaMotorclub marketplace for
$49.5k before selling for $36k on Ebay.
Not a good time to be a Model S owner I guess.
"It blows my mind that people don't realize just how much improvement potential is possible. This bit, we're talking about high school-level physics are necessary to figure this out. It's not mega complicated. Just go to the factory, do a volumetric entity calculation of what percentage volume inside this building is doing useful stuff versus is either air or not doing useful stuff, you're shocked at how tiny that percentage is. Like low single digits.
What is the exit velocity of the products? How fast are things moving out the exit? What's the mass flow, whoa it's really low. The fastest car plants in the world the car exit velocity is basically grandma with a walker. It's real slow, it's 0.2 meters per second. It's really really slow.
We can do waaay better than that. The fastest person can run faster than 10 meters per second, so why is car exit velocity on 0.2 meters per second? That's ridiculous. Why is the volumetric efficiency of a car factory - it's usually in the mid-to-low single digits, that's very low - why shouldn't it be at least a volumetric density of 30 or 40 percent? 30 percent seems very very achievable. Nobody would design a chair that had volumetric efficiency of 2 percent. It would look ridiculous. And yet we design factories that way." Elon
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He takes credit for everything, but really, Tesla losing billions was a group effort, and the competition will be taking more bows as time goes on.
There is almost no short selling of this stock, with less than one day to cover.
People bash here because the other boards are getting spammed.
They check the stats on this company and see its a debt ridden, money losing scam.
Ok, they are both crazy, but my monies on Keef
Keef has always been crazy but consistent, while Elon seems to
be losing it and his statements have become less believable with time.
There's something to the suspension being under designed for the weight of the car.
Thumbs up if you agree, thumbs down if you don't!
That wasnt a safety issue. Only the environment was put at risk.
Youre right, whats with that disclosure agreement. Any company can have a recall, but it looks like Tesla is playing games again and trying to prevent a recall , or even knowledge that there is a problem.
With BMW selling the i3 to LAPD, I was wondering which EV manufacturer is the likely to be
the biggest thorn in the launching of the Model 3.
I was thinking VW, as it is making big moves for EV business, and likely would have a price point to
compete well with Tesla.
With Nissan, Renault, Ford, BMW, Audi, VW, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Honda, Porsche BYD, Mercedes, Apple, Google, Smart, Kandi, Mini, and Volvo all building EVs, who is the most likely to do well against the Model 3?
Pitiful volume, bid of .0010, no real support or conviction even by the faithful.
Whats you take on HCTI having option to give stock to NTI for patents
that would give NTI 77% control HCTI?