Going open source on their patents and becoming a battery manufacturing start up.
I would say Tesla Gen3 is dead. There will be no cheap EV out of Tesla. Musk is throwing a Hail Mary hoping he can make batteries cheap and some big car company will pick up his patents to make those Joe Blow EV's. He's hoping they make them by the millions.
His major problem is he's to late, there are no political types who will stick their neck out for EV's any more. In fact the whole going green thing really isn't panning out. How well is the 10% ethanol gas working out???
I am impressed with Tesla, there is a massive fail coming up in a few years, one that will go down in the history books.
I think many people on this board just don't know how the auto industry works. Company comes out with a cool car and boom people have to have it. That period of time is limited and then you go into normal sales. Again a Tesla S is an expensive car with one model, no one in world does big volume on a $80-100 K auto.
I'm think the cool kids with money are going to go after the new BMW I8. It's cool looking and an EV or something to do with electric and that's how it really is most of the people buying the Tesla S are buying it just to have the latest cool car not caring about being green or whatever. The BMW I8 will be out selling Tesla Model S in 2015 I bet.
Tesla needs a new model to keep sales going, Model X needs to be in production late 2014.
Very little is produced by solar. Hydro is the cleanest tech out there but environmentalist don't like that either because it screws up the wildlife.
Why have a phone OS on your tablet or whatever the Surface is??
Why pay a premium for something MS??? Nothing ever cool about an MS product.
MS anything in general is just a NSA front, at least make the secret police work for your info.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Yawn. Quality is job one. New GM building quality.
Sorry I've heard all this stuff since the 70's.
Saturn a new way to do business or something like that???? How'd that work out?
GM stands for General Motors and they mean it. They generally make vehicles at a general quality level with general value and general features.
You do realize if Tesla builds a Giga-factory and Alcoa pull this battery off, Tesla will go BK over night???? Alcoa would manufacture the batteries making the Giga-factory with no purpose, Elon will never cover the cost of a battery factory with the sales of cars......
I don't think you guys understand that once the Giga-factory gets under construction it will be at the point of no return. Some new super battery comes out great for EV's in general but it will be the end of Tesla.
Who cares about numbers they're meaningless, it only matters that people feel good about themselves saving the planet.
Let's say 50% on the cars on the road 10 years from now will be EV's. The US power grid would not be able to keep so more power plants would have to be build along with a massive over haul of the grid.
There is no free lunch.
That's why I was wondering, the Japanese have pretty much locked out foreigner cars since the war. Some times they just tax foreign products to death effectively getting rid of them.
You are right that is a nothing statement but I wouldn't say it's materially misleading. First off not one single fact stated. You very well can get into trouble with the SEC for misleading material statements which this one isn't but it's purpose is clear.