The star of this week's Qatar motor show will undoubtedly be Volkswagen's (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY ) "one-liter car," the diesel hybrid XL1, which is able to achieve more than 300 mpg.
The $60,000 XL1 is powered by an 800cc, two-cylinder turbodiesel powerplant (half a BlueMotion engine), producing 47bhp, supported by a 27bhp electric motor hat fuelled by lithium-ion batteries. The batteries can be charged from a domestic plug, allowing the car to travel 22 miles solely on electric power.
His trip reminds me of what a person learns in archery, if your going to take a "long shot" on something, aim high because your will hit low.
Once again, cheerleaders predicting huge upside,, Lead Leaders((as in fishing weights)predicting huge downside. Then there is the Rational leaders which have more credibility IMO
Tesla has seen short interest surge by a third in the last month to 15 percent of shares outstanding," Simon Colvin, a research analyst at Markit, told CNBC via email. Tesla is now the most shorted company on the Nasdaq 100, he added, after being the fourth most shorted stock a month ago
The Tesla Model S could theoretically have a smaller fossil-fuel footprint than a Civic, and Cembalest presents four scenarios that would take it there. You be the judge on whether those scenarios are iffy or solid.
Scenario #1 assumes that Tesla figures out how to reduce its vampire (standby) electricity loss by 80%, an issue in the car’s software which some users report as draining ~3.5 kWh per day from the battery when the car is idle.
Scenario #2 assume scenario #1 and that America's electricity-generation split between coal and natural gas, which is currently 63/37, falls to 50/50 as older coal plants continue to be shut down and more natural gas plants are built.
Scenario #3 assumes scenarios #1 and #2 and that fossil fuels fall from their current 67% share of US electricity generation to 60%. This sounds manageable, but keep in mind that they have ranged from 65% to 72% share for the last 30 years in the US. For a larger decline, more nuclear and/or a break-through on battery storage of intermittent renewable energy would probably be needed.
Scenario #4 assumes scenarios #1, #2 and #3, and that thermal efficiency of coal and gas plants rise closer to theoretical maximums. However, on coal, emissions standards and greater coal plant cycling impose parasitic loads that may make theoretical maximums hard to reach.
a lot of what they show as positive cash flow comes from selling the government credits to the other automakers, not from the cars themselves. Those credits are becoming more scrutinized and could disappear at any time.
You left out how McNerney made a design mistake. Didn't know he knew CATIA and designed the plane
Another little fact most won't know about,is that the -9 is heavier than the -8, can fly longer distances than the -8 and can carry more passengers
You may think how that can happen? MTOW restrictions is a starting point..
I wouldn't recommend the windshield on in this list
1. Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric (I had to start there)
2. Remove rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil.
3. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.
4. Make gooey Coke funnel cakes .
5. Clean oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
6. Loosen a rusty bolt; pour on some Coke and wait for the magic to happen.
7. Kill slugs and snails; a small bowl of Coke will attract them, the acid will kill them.
8. Help a lawn become lush and green (see my lawn tonic article here )
9. Prevent an asthma attack! Apparently, the caffeine in two 12oz cans can prevent the onset of an attack.
10. Defrost a frozen windshield. Apply liberally and wait (I’ll see if this works in winter)
11. Clean burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
12. Descale a kettle using the same method in 11.
13. Neutralize a jellyfish sting.
14. Clean car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
15. Cure nausea; let a can of Coke go flat then take a teaspoon of Coke every hour.
16. Also, flat coke can help relieve an upset stomach (aka “the runs”)
17. Make a Mentos & Coke exploding fountain. This one takes a 2-liter bottle of Coke
Here is some information about the body shop Peotters
"To get on the Tesla program, Marvin was required to send at least one technician through three, five-day training sessions at Tesla’s headquarters in California. He also had to make roughly $30,000 in additional equipment purchases for a Böllhoff riveter (Tesla requires two different kinds) and certain fixtures for his frame bench.
Marvin says he got word of his shop’s Tesla certification on a Friday. The next Monday he had seven Model S vehicles at the shop.
On average, Marvin says his shop has seen four or five Tesla vehicle each week since. And, he says, these are high-ticket jobs, similar to what his shop does for the A8s it works on.
“I mean, you put a quarter panel on a Model S, and that’s going to be an $18,000 job, compared to, what, $5,000 for the average [domestic] vehicle?” Marvin says. “That’s a pretty big difference.”
And musk said he does not want to make a profit off his service centers, guess he isn't involved in repair centers and the cost of parts when he makes that statement
something isn't right with this
The 3-D printing company plans to sell 4 million American Depository Shares for proceeds of $70 million. Three million shares will be sold by voxeljet, while the other 1 million will be sold by selling shareholders
"Dell has a new ID"
Multiple ID's, but same personality.
If billion or dollars in sales means nothing and is not news as you posted, then why do investment houses publish articles when it happens? Wonder why WayneD thought it was important last year
This cut represents about $55M revenue reduction based on 2013 deliveries. Hope it wasn't on the books for earnings forecasts for 2014 at the 7 credits per car
Tesla Motors which had its first profitable quarter last year aided by sales of California environmental credits, is to receive fewer for each Model S sold as the state modifies its zero-emission vehicle program.
The Palo Alto-based carmaker, which sold ZEV credits worth $129.8 million last year to other automakers, will initially qualify for only four credits per car sold in California and states that follow its rules. That's down from seven per Model S through 2013, according to California's Air Resources Board, which posted the changes
Tesla makes money by selling the government credits to other car manufactures since they do not need the credits. If those credit profits go away, then?