There is no pre-order system to take orders. Only Elio Motors and Tesla use such a system to flaunt "long lines for something that doesn't exist". One more, Arcimoto also uses an order system, I believe.
Just so you know, WNY has not entirely gotten rid of mob influence. There is a lot of "influence" in big construction work there.
Looks like it was a 4mph incident. But that was a big van and algorithms "beeped" saying that something was about to happen in .3 seconds. The algorithm (if TACC was turned on) certainly should have stopped before it tried to.
Issue equity on Thursday, write covered calls on Friday ITM.
Also, did you see Tesla sold the oversupply of shares? So the raise was $1.7M but quietly reported yesterday. So, dilution was "fully realized" on the issuance.
The common consumer is not getting any deals on EVs just yet. Used Volts can be had for $15k and battery-challenged Leafs under $10k in some spots. But until a $20,000 without-incentive EV with 200 miles is on the showroom floor, consumers will not adopt. $35k or even $28k post incentives is still high for the lower to middle-class unless the lease-deals are $200/month.
Artificial levels currently. However our grand-children will be seeing a life of less oil availability. We can pump oil - but it will eventually run out. The work done in the EV world now will benefit our grandchildren. But the work done today will be slowly adopted with a smooth, slow and steady growth pattern over the next few decades.
I believe it will be the eventual price of the base model, RWD without options with the smaller of the two battery options. That comes when the GF is making 20800 sized cells and is fully built and operational. We did heat that the GF was "needed" to bring full scale to the Model 3. Early adopter pricing in 2017 may be $40,000 which then drops 2k each year to get to $35k or even less in 2020. There could also be a price drop on Model S to entice upper level buyers. 70 for say $65k. I know Tesla wants to only do RWD and DWD. But I do believe they need a FWD choice in their "consumer car".
Was this discussed today? Article on gm-volt mentions Hyundai will have its 200 miler available in 2018 and 250 miler by 2020. While this seems good, it will take much longer to get most common consumers educated and ready to live an electric lifestyle. Styling-wise, I suspect Hyundai will have a better-looking solution than the Chevy Bolt is coming out with to start. I think that some of these folks really need to build proper CUV-sized plug-ins to get the middle-class market going.
Hyundai will introduce electric vehicles with longer range before the end of the decade.
In a recent interview with Autoblog, Hyundai’s director of its eco-vehicle performance development group, Byung Ki Ahn, confirmed that a 200-mile Hyundai electric vehicle will be introduced by 2018. Range will go even further by 2020, when Hyundai plans on adding a 250-mile electric vehicle to its lineup.
That’s a major improvement compared to the Hyundai Ioniq EV (pictured) that has a 110-mile range, set to launch later this year in the U.S. The Korean automaker is investing heavily into alternative powertrains, promising to offer 26 new green models by 2020 that includes plug-in hybrids, hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Succeed how? Establish a profitable cash flow? The issue is it now is in a mode where the only way to succeed is to grow at "astronomical rates". It actually is worse-looking than before they threw out the 500,000 "build plan". But the "words on paper" don't foretell any sort of success. They will be surviving by out-running the bear until eventually the bear catches up.
Up on necessary dilution. No other company has the level of MM prop that this does. They have put out the required "one year from now" hype to buy an incredible amount of leeway.
This guy left in 2015 before the world heard that "guidance was to get employees to work harder" and not realistic guidance.
But a few accidents have happened with drivers believing the car would stop for them "in all cases".