No way, why would they loose a percentage of the hydrogen generated electricity due to efficiency losses , then loose more on charging the battery. Both processes are not 100% efficient so they basically have doubled the losses if they did that
Still waiting for them to announce the Model x base price and option prices.
How long can they hold out releasing that information so the people who made deposits can decide if they want the car or not.
TESLA has no ties to SpaceX. Completely separate businesses
Audi has a P/E of 6.9 and $28.5 B market cap. Tesla doesn't not have a P/E because they are not making money and has a $25.1B market cap.,
AUDI AG develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells vehicles of the Audi and Lamborghini brands in Germany and internationally. It operates through Automotive and Motorcycles segments. The company offers cars in the premium and supercar segments. The company also sells vehicles of other Volkswagen Group brands; and provides accessories, machinery, tools, and other technical articles, as well as offers used cars. It offers vehicles of the Bentley, SEAT, Skoda, VW Passenger Car, and VW Commercial Vehicle brands. In addition, the company develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells motorcycles under the Ducati brand, as well as sells accessories and spare parts. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany. AUDI AG is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG.
Google "The Tesla battery swap is the hoax of the year" if you want to see how they pulled this off .
When TESLA announced the battery swap, that allowed them to meet a minimum time to "fill up" and get additional energy credits for each car sold. I don't think the government ever backed out of it even though it appears to have been a taxpayer liability with no delivery on it.
Kind of like Space X, ;they took the money to accomplish a certain number of missions in a defined time frame, and didn't deliver on that, but the money was already theirs.
The car just barely gets classified as domestic vehicle based on the minimum amount built in the US and Canada. Offload a couple more items and it will no longer be considered a domestic car. but it will still be taking the Americans tax money for the EV credits.
Without giving specifics, Tesla Motors says that 55% of the Model S' parts content is made in the U.S. and Canada, which qualifies as "domestic" under the American Automobile Labeling Act that requires that this information be provided on the Monroney sticker.
If he kept his word, he bought TESLA today at $200 like he was bragging abut last week doing. Maybe that's the reason for the Musk comment. He is only down $2.70 so far with that buy/diversification.
You can get an idea of replacement costs by searching for what it cost to repair one of them even in a minor accident. Probably similiar to other $110K cars, but still expensive
one owner whose Model S had a small front-end collision was quoted a repair bill of just over $20,000. That repair job included 92 hours of labor and $8,000 in spare part costs. Others owners posting their experience on online forums included examples like a $11,000 repair bill for a small scrape on the rear panel, and even a $30,000 for “minor fender and door damage"
What makes you think electric cars are profit makers, Without the energy credits, almost all of them would be losers and some still are even with the credits
They haven't even set a price for the base model or it's options yet. Could be a lot of reservation cancellations once these come out.
They also haven't even released the official spec's for the car range (mileage per charge). Towing range in particular will be interesting and could also be a big let down or beat expectations, who knows
Chinese electric car manufacturer symbol BYDDY. Buffet has invested in this company(somewhere around 10%control)
BYD -- which stands for Build Your Dreams -- is a Chinese battery and electric vehicle manufacturer, among other lines of business.
Are you serious?
That is like a person saying they can park their ICE outside and not need to run an extension cord and take the chance of getting electrocuted when it rains,
Musk also uses a $100/hour cost benifit for his cars to sell them because they don't need to drive 10 minutes or so to the gas station and fill up, but never mentions this supercharger time in the analysis.
Plus they make a profit( on them (but I'm not sure if that profit is applicable to their EV's sales)
The quote was in regards to a "trip", if he is talking about a trip to the grocery store, then that is even more misleading
My 91 BMW 850 CI(which has 12 cylinders of moving parts) has never had a mechanical problem. I reluctantly drive it on long trips because the electronics are always causing issues. These are not repairable items, replace the whole bad unit at a huge expense if you can find them, and a lot of times the "repairmen" are just guessing what to replace.
I once thought I did have a mechanical problem with the transmission because it was shifting terribly, and guess what, it was an electronic speed sensor that went bad, nothing mechanical.
It is much easier to diagnose and repair a mechanical problem than an electrical one. Electronics are basically disposable , where as mechanical are repairable.
I have seen a map, and that is why I feel the comment is misleading. It would not be "exceptionally easy and delightful" trip if I have to follow some else's pre-determined route and not have the flexibility to do some sight seeing or change destinations. That is part of what makes a trip enjoyable for me.
Unless you are just trying to get from point a to point b on a predetermined route and not stray from it, the 20 minute charge statement is misleading