This activity is known as "binge-charging" and is becoming quite a problem. People doing this are also known as "charge-a-holics" and are quite disgusting in their over consumption of electricity. Of course the end justifies the means as with all good liberal causes. This is tantamount to standing in line for free government cheese, using it to make grilled cheese sandwiches and then selling them to the public. What a great country. If we all just steal a little bit, it's ok.
"....because inaccurate sources of information are sometimes used by others to project the number of vehicle deliveries..."
They were referring to my guess that they'd only sell 5,000 cars for the quarter. And I'm sticking with it. I think they're lying.
I call BS on that. First of all, I didn't know Tesla owned any ships. Secondly, even if they unloaded 500 cars on a dock in Europe doesn't mean they've completed a sale. By that metric, they sold 3K cars in China but we know that didn't happen either. For all we know, these cars may have been the excess inventory from China they shipped to Europe in hopes of finding them a home. Kinda like puppies.
I'll stick to my sub 5K sales for the quarter. I figure my information is as accurate as anybody else's and if they were anywhere close to meeting their quarterly sales goal, Elon would have been shouting it to the world by now. My guess is they're not even close, thus the dog and pony show re "other non-automotive products".
Thanks for the FINRA lesson Pinky. Catch any ambulances today? No? Well don't worry, it's early.....
This is a hilarious thread! Sorry I missed it the first time around.... cyberdoc vs the world!
In the spirit of the Easter bunny, Tesla is holding the world's largest car hunt in about two weeks. They're hoping a lot of people show up to help them find the inventory they've stashed all over NoCal.
"You really think highly of yourself wow. Perhaps you should pitch Musk himself you are so amazing. Maybe he will step down and appoint you CEO."
While this would be a positive developement, it will obviously never happen as long as Tesla is on this side of bankruptcy. Elon's ego would never allow him to take a backseat. He's one of those guys that would rather be the quarterback of a team that goes 0-16 rather than play center for the Super Bowl champions.
All of the media attention and adulation he gets when he tweets, makes an off the cuff comment or farts, just feeds the monster.
Jim Jones had charisma too, but that didn't work out too well for his followers did it?
"car dealer parasites" LOL - this coming from someone who claims to be an attorney. In the pecking order of respected professions, your lot (MS being the exception) are about as low as it gets. You profess to be an intellectual, but resort to personal attacks when you can't defend your position with facts. Oldest (and lowest) trick in the book. Maybe you should run for public office, then you'd truly be at the bottom of the barrel.
As to your engineering friends, Coach wasn't referring to the quality of the car itself and I've never seen him criticize it. He was referring to Tesla's business model and the execution of the sales plan. You can have the best made car in the world but if it's priced too high and you spread yourself too thin on a global scale in search of nominal buyers, you lose money.
That's the thrust of his argument and he's correct. Evidently you subscribe to the "build it and they will come" theory of business. A think it's just a little more complicated than that. Stick to filing your patents. When we have a patent question we'll ask for your expert advice.
In the meantime, to close with an accronym you might understand... just #$%$.