The big question remains whether the giga factory batteries will be the future of automobiles. Sounds like the Chinese are thinking hard about taking over that market and have a lot more than $4.4 billion to get there
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. It appears to have started in the engine compartment, but did not get to the interior.
Yes, I am neutral on the stock. but there is such a large gap in Airbus's and Boeing's prediction, I was looking for some history. Boeing appears to be estimating roughly 25% more planes and dollars than Airbus.
"Airbus’ Global Market Forecast for 2013-2032 "Future Journeys" offers a forward-looking view of the air transport sector’s evolution – taking into account such drivers and factors as population growth, urbanization, emerging markets, innovation and environmental impact.
The new forecast – which serves as a reference for airlines, airports, investors, governments, non-government agencies and others – anticipates that air traffic will grow at 4.7 per cent annually, requiring over 29,220 new passenger aircraft and freighters at a value of nearly US$4.4 trillion".
This post was not to point blame at anyone, it was to illustrate that you cannot believe everything you read, especially on a yahoo message board in the hope that the long and short's will stop using this as an incident to support their opinions
Timing of the shipments to China and other oversea locations will be critical. I believe it takes close to a month for a shipment to China(including customs) and the cargo ships have limited capacity
"Auto transport ships are able carry as many as 8,000 cars. However, most automobile cargo vessels are designed to transport fewer than that, typically carrying between 4,000 and 6,000 vehicles"
This morning the news said he made lived thru the accident and now this. Feel sorry for people who knew him to go thru the press timing of the articles
"A man who stole a Tesla Model S on July 4 in Los Angeles died this week from injuries sustained in a high-speed crash that hurt at least seven other people.
Joshua Michael Flot, 26, of Inglewood, California, died on July 7 at 2:23 p.m. local time, Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's department, said in a phone interview today. Flot's identity and death weren't disclosed until today to allow time to notify family members, Winter said, who confirmed Flot was the driver of the car. "
One other thing that is hard to imaging that this wasn't 99% luck is that the airbags would have deployed upon hitting the first cars and deflated by the time it hit the building and follow on cars. . Seat belts(probably not used) and crush zone protection, would appear to be what saved him until being thrown from the car if it was not a lot of luck..
I'm sure some will call this a dumb question, but everything I have read say's the chase reached 100 MPH. It never said the accident ocured at 100 MPH. Is there something out there to verify the speed at the time of the crash
does anyone know the accuracy of these predictions. Let's say one's that were made about 10 years ago and if those projections were met?
This is not in defense of Keefe, but you left out this part of the article. I doubt the car safety features are designed to throw a person out of the car in an accident to save their life
"The unidentified Tesla driver was thrown from the car and injured, as were seven other people the vehicle collided with on La Brea, Fire Capt. Rick Flores said. "
If a "drive train" went bad(ICE engine/transmission or TELSA's electronic one), would a person really want someone else's "drive train" installed in there car
The person would have no way of knowing the history and "abuse" the previous one might have on the rest of the unit that was reused (and just not broken yet but could have a shorter life span it they took good care of their original one). Just my thoughts why this would be un-acceptable for a high priced auto part if that disclosure was not made clear during the purchase when new, which I doubt was done... Not disclosing something like that would be considered illegal I beieve.
"now" should have been "not" as you pointed out. Thanks
Porsche spokesman Nick Twork confirmed today that the company intends to replace the engines in each of the 785 cars affected by a recall issued last month. The German brand asked owners last month to stop driving their cars immediately after two in Europe caught fire after the engines were damaged. Twork confirmed that the connecting rod fasteners are to blame.
I doubt that it is legal to replace a part under warranty with a used/refurbished one, which makes one wonder what they do will all the replacement drive units. That would be like getting a rebuilt ICE engine put into a car under warranty if the origonal one went bad. . Never have heard of that before. Porsche had to replace motors recently in their cars, and they were new ones, now refurbished ones.
A couple of RV parks have claimed that they needed to replace receptacles to their 50-Amp hookup after a Tesla used it. This should be further investigated, as electric-vehicle owners very much don't want to burn those bridges or create any distrust of our community on the part of park owners.
When I learn a Tesla has stopped at an RV park, the park operators will often ask me for $10 or more to recharge (my bike uses maybe $0.60 of electricity). This highlights the fact that most people have no idea how much electricity costs--and no one understands how much electricity different electric vehicles use. My motorcycle battery holds one-tenth the energy of a Tesla battery, so the cost for electricity is a factor of 10 less--but I often have to explain that slowly and carefully.
Authorities in Beijing released a plan for promoting electric cars late last month, calling for the construction of 10,000 rapid-charging stations throughout the city by 2017.
But ongoing efforts to revise China’s standards for charging technology are plagued with technical disputes, and incompatibilities between those standards and the technology used by Tesla Motors Inc. mean that the charger network won’t support the company’s electric-car models.
"Alternate rail routes are available for future shipments and we expect to begin loading final assembly per master schedule on Friday," the company said in an internal memo on Monday.
"with the Saturday derailment of the 737 train , production will slow or stop"
McNerny would never go against Dell's, Wayne's and Elon's knowledge and foresight.
Boeing Co. (BA) has sent technicians to the site of a train derailment that dumped six 737 fuselages and other aircraft components into a Montana river as they were being transported to a Washington state assembly plant.