How they ever going to make 55k at this rate?
But I did notice these destinations had chargers available for other cars. Saw the J1772 listed at these destinations. So I guess having a Tesla charger doesnt preclude having a charger for the rest of the world.
At those destination chargers, from what I've seen they are not Tesla exclusive locations. You can also charge your Leaf, Volt, etc.
I look at all the BMW 3 series driving around, and think theres nothing "special" about them anymore. Will Tesla reach a saturation point where there are enough Model S cars that it loses some of its charisma?
Toyota has been building EVs right along, and its now building a BEV for China markets.
Toyota and Nissan can build cars to rival Tesla, but they have not because they gauge the market differently than Tesla does. They may, however, be more of a threat to Tesla Gen 3.
I hear you on the overpromising history, but the X is mechanically pretty standard. Unless they have a surprise problem with something unique to the X, like the doors, Id be surprised at more delays.
Elon would not take that well, so Tesla will do whatever needs doing to get the car out!
Congrats on the Volt, I'm looking at the 2016. Everyone I talk to loves their old Volts. I did drive the i3, and liked it, but the new Volt would be more practical for me everyday.
Disagree on Telsa keeping market share, partly because I don't see the gigafactory as much if any of an advantage. Batteries are a commodity, there is no shortage, and I'm not seeing how any US gigafactory will be able to compete with Asia and other low cost and manufacturer friendly countries.
Fully agree the major manufacturers were asleep at the switch, but theyre awake now and determined to take some of the pie from Tesla. The lead Tesla had is getting smaller. Its hard to fight a dozen manufacturers who can have incredible resources and can outspend you, and even sell at a loss if need be.
You need to spend some time at insideevs, evworld and other sites in order to understand how the EV world is evolving. Tesla helped jumpstart the revolution perhaps, but the EV world no longer revolves around Tesla. Other manufacturer's vehicles already outsell Tesla ~ 5 to 1. You can not discount hybrids as competition just because you don't like them. Like fuel cells and other products, the buying public will ultimately determine which companies and products will survive.
Tesla will not go out of business, but it will not be the power that some assume it will.
Failing business plan continues.
~30 jobs have opened up for Tesla’s Gigafactory. This may not seem like a lot, but according to Reno Gazette-Journal, there’s a wide array of jobs:
“The job openings cover the gamut of responsibilities ranging from technical positions such as engineers and technicians to work involving supply chain development and facility management”
Elon Musk cannot stress the importance of the Gigafactory enough. He comments:
“The Gigafactory is a huge bet but I don’t know of any other way to do it. The amount of batteries we need is so huge that somebody’s got to build this thing and if we don’t contribute a bunch of money to building it, I just don’t see any other company doing that.”
Once again, insatiable demand constrained only by production capabilities.
I think I've heard that somewhere before?
What do you need to check on a used Tesla? What are the weak points,
how do you evaluate an EV drivetrain, battery health, etc.
I'd be interested in a used Tesla, but I have read of some scary repeating issues
on the TM company forum, and am wondering if they can be avoided by checking