"They gave me a Hyundai Sonata and the seats are wayyyyyy more confortable"
There you go for next time. Way better looking than the Tesla and 1/4 the price. Or for $100K you can buy four of them and drive different colors depending on your mood.
"People here, I notice, start complaining if Tesla does what other car companies do."
If you are going to say Ford has a multiple of 10 and Tesla's is infinite then it's reasonable to expect Tesla to act very differently from Ford.
They probably use California numbers. Gas in California, like just about everything, costs much more than everywhere else.
How? It's hard to make it clear to you. Because he is a megalomaniac but you are just silly.
def: a delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur
"but are the profit-margins there to make money with these"
No. Except, perhaps for various government subsidies.
One of the notable news stories about Tesla Energy to come out recently was news that Sonnenbatterie hired away Tesla's head of operations in Germany and another seven leaders of the German team followed as well. This comes ahead of a major announcement from Sonnenbatterie on Nov. 25, expected to be a product that will answer Tesla's entrance into the market. Tesla Motors has enjoyed relatively weak competition in electric vehicles, because larger automakers have been behind the curve in building EVs. But in the case of energy storage, Tesla is at best on par with competitors such as Sonnenbatterie. And the fact that employees are leaving to go to the German company can't be a good sign for the business.
The bigger problem is the money Tesla is spending to build out capacity before demand is here. About 1/3 of the 35 GWh Gigafactory is earmarked for energy storage. And GTM Research is expecting U.S. and Australia's energy storage demand -- two of the largest markets in the world -- to be 1.1 GWh by 2020. Even if Germany alone matched that demand it would only be about 20% of the capacity coming out of the Gigafactory alone. Add capacity being built by dozens of competitors and the market will likely be oversupplied for years to come.
In the U.S., the first successful electric car made its debut around 1890 thanks to William Morrison, a chemist who lived in Des Moines. His six-passenger vehicle capable of a top speed of 14 miles per hour was little more than an electrified wagon, but it helped spark interest in electric vehicles.
Over the next few years, electric vehicles from different automakers began popping up across the U.S. New York City even had a fleet of more than 60 electric taxis. By 1900, electric cars were at their heyday, accounting for around a third of all vehicles on the road. During the next 10 years, they continued to show strong sales.