Isn't the point to get people into EVs? The point is not to say the only EV to buy is a Model S - not everyone can afford them and some don't like the large size. I won't say the i3 is the best choices either but the i3 is "better" than the MS in many accounts. Cities with small streets and small parking areas. Areas where you have no superchargers - the cost per mile is roughly the same. In Germany, they clearly prefer German-made cars and are buying the i3 in droves over the MS. The i5 will be available in a couple years. The availability of dealerships for these major providers offers more places to get work done. There is not only one religion. There is not only one EV.
There is a tell people use when fabricating. They use the finger fable. Numbers based on a multiple of five. 500k cost, 50 batteries. Price of 15 gallons of gas. All multiples of five.
Zero Motorcycles have a great line of bikes. HD is going to have to catch up to them.
I would like to see a large bike setup with 25kWh of batteries for longer distance travel using 6.6kWh charging or even DC fast charging - some day it will be prevalent enough for motorcycles to use on longer trips.
"We expect to have the first pack swap stations ACTIVE LATER THIS YEAR PROBABLY IN THE 4th QUARTER."
The video is from June, 2013
Seriously guys... You have to listen to him spin a yarn and then just kind of ignore it as time goes by.
These five Vin #s for Hong Kong were issued on these dates (all posted on TMC)
Production started on the two I mentioned in mid-June. Maybe more of the five are being built now. Won't be booked as a sale until Q3. Interesting to look at how they gamed the Vin #s in Q1 making sure people see fast-rising Vin #s all the while knowing they won't even give them to customers until well into Q3.
Vin #s being pre-assigned three months ahead of time means nothing to you "pumpers"? Who then say that there are 50K cars on the road? Not until well into Q3 or Q4 wil that be true.
Guy with Vin # 47094 just entered production Saturday. That is the highest Vin # in production reported on TMC. However, those HK RHD Sigs went in
All published numbers on TMC. But believe what you want. They pre-assigned Vin numbers by about 500-1000 per month "ahead" the last couple months. The high vin # I have tracked for June is 47341 which was issued 6/15. That was only the 884th of this month so far. Well under the prior few months.
What? They just started building RHD signature units for Hong Kong and their Vin #s were pre-assigned months ago in the 36xxx range.. Builds in the 47xxx range are also being built. You are really wrong in terms of how many have been built so far. They should have been building RHD units months ago but have held back for whatever reason.
They'll sell about 7250 for Q2 and then retool the plant and start producing again. Selling and delivering 35,000 in my opinion is going to be a hard to reach number. But believe what you will.
You don't mind him telling people directly at the "swap demo" that there would be a swap station running by end of 2013? You can only give excuses for his statements for so long before you start to realize he will say anything to appease those listening.
Also - please describe the "sending engineers over to Germany to tune cars for the autobahn" and how is that going?
That is quite foolish to presume that TSLA will go to $2400. In any market, rational or not. I guess if you look at FCEL or BLDP over the course of 15 years, sure, maybe in some sort of insane short push orchestrated by wall street. But that was the last 1990s. This will not last mainly because the growth of the firm in terms of revenues will be shadowed by continued growth of debt.
The reason it is so high is because of the heavy shorting. It keeps popping up and getting to new support levels due to covering. Because there is NO NEWS. Nothing can push it down right now. The multi-year RHD and EU backlog is being built out - yet the plant is closing to gear up for more production? NO NEWS now and no idea about backlog levels until one number comes out in early August for "Customer Reservations" and then plant starts up again and there will be some news about trying to kick off Model X early - maybe even late Q4. That hides any weakness in MS orders. All negative news is considered good. Like "why aren't there any battery swap stations - that was in heavy focus last year". Or "why wasn't ground breaking done in June at two sites for gigafactory as stated"? There are a bunch of magicians playing games right now. Good luck but be careful. Nobody should short this stock. Just wait for the ER in August. I'd just turn your backs on it as nothing really can take it down right now.
Who listed them - a car dealer or private party? Just go to eBay and look at listings there. Most from auto dealers wanting top money. Won't get it.
For any kind of future sell off, it must happen from a higher point. Establishing a base about here is safer for a softer landing.
A lot that are selling are the more optioned-out versions. P85, P85+ for those boys who wanted a thrill for a few months, put 5000 miles on them and are looking for their next shiny object. Base model buyers would be more likely to keep them and use them for a few years.