Interesting that you post something from over 7 months ago.
Also - 85kWh cars are now "history". Just 70 and 90 kWh are available.
What the oil industry should do is a worldwide production cut of 4 million barrels a day. Leave that in the ground. Get the price rising while at the same time leaving over 1,000 Million Barrels in the ground per year. If these guys could work together and limit production, they will also get paid better per-barrel at the same time.
Did they guide 16k production or 16k sales. They can still do 16k production while building 15k or less.
Then why did they take CPO cars out of rotation and replace with freshly-built inventory cars with very high Vin #s? CPO cars appear to be going back into the loaner/demo pool. Question is - will more loaners be needed to support Model X service requirements?
They built those 300 ahead of paying customers who had cars on order. Nothing new, though.
CPO cars are vehicles owned by Tesla. They can use them as loaners on any day. Rather than lower value of new units by loaning them out, they seem to now favor using CPO stock for loaners and selling new at sticker price.
A Tesla VP is yacking at the Massachusetts government for putting a limit on their state incentive of $60k cap for vehicle state rebates. Part of that banter is his claim that Chevy Volt owners do not plug in their cars and drive most of them on gas alone. Very ingenuous and an outright falsehood with no bias.
Don't forget about "calls" made from Tesla to people who chose 2016 deliveries but were asked to consider taking delivery in December. This showed up in light deliveries in January numbers versus the heavier December. Especially those who wanted a 2016 and were "offered a 2016 Vin# during December 2015".
Bring on the Chinese automakers. I expect BYD to ride in on Tesla's coat tails any month now. Sell direct, sell cheap, this is America - well it used to be anyway...
Buffet is all over the place and looks to be blanketing our overall existence. With the new real estate business, car dealerships, and many more things like owning Forest River RVs (they even have a model called the "Berkshire" - which I like a lot) - the guy is going to become the American version of the Tata organization in India (who kind of are into everything). I do think he wants to see his BYD investments grow and probably knows primarily the market for that is Asia. That is where the people are and growing middle class. I don't "not expect" him to pull in BYD into the USA if we would put up with the products. Maybe he is waiting to see if the quality of the goods is up to American DOT crash standards. I'd expect them to be under different trade-name, even possibly sold on the side-lot of WalMart stores. For the right price, people put aside Nationalism and go with what they can afford. An $8000 BYD sedan and $6800 Elio Motors USA-made three wheeler are in the future of the lower-income folks.
No other EV on the market makes drive train noises like this. Well, maybe Volts and Energi when their range-extending engines are running and soothing range-anxiety. When you buy a Tesla, you get to know your Service Bay manager on a first-name basis.
I hope they get Model 3 right - or Drive Train issue will be a very big problem.
The way they actually do jobs numbers is to heavily extrapolate over a few thousand interviews. It is hardly an exact number. So, it can be manipulated based on things like seasonal adjustability, weather, etc. I think they will be middle of the road allowing for just enough uncertainty.
Amazon's IT cloud business is one of the major profit centers there. Tesla gives away electricity. AMZN mines their customers for money to use their electricity and cloud services.
In other news, Elio Motors is now on OTC markets. If you got in at $12, it is now trading at $60. Super low volume but at least it is my first rive bagger. I just need to get my paltry 100 shares into a brokerage to allow trading at some point. Shoulda bought more.
This is becoming like sending a kid to college and they don't tell you their actual grades until they are either kicked out of school or they graduate.
Emissions are caused by energy usage. What are ways to fight emissions?
- limiting wasted trips (some people actually go to the supermarket daily)
- better family planning
- stop driving children to school and put them on the bus already passing your house
- order online all at the same time so that you can get one truck delivery to your house instead of many
- eat everything on your plate and stop wasting food
- find ways to be happy without continuously buying stuff
- eat less - you'll live longer