Range extenders, fast chargers, next gen. battery tech., only if your a tree hugger. LOL :-)
"The results included responses from 10,000 drivers of both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
It found that 92 percent of battery-electric drivers, and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid drivers, plan to purchase another plug-in car as their next vehicle"
"Could boosting the range of future electric cars get current owners to ditch these backup gasoline models as well?
Given the current level of enthusiasm for electric cars among owners, the answer could very well be "yes." :-)
And theres always a rental or Uber, iCE is over, just like the PC
Google article if interested, "Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline"
P.S. Also sounds like 3rd quarter will begin to show the fruits, and LEVERAGE of their licence model.
GLTA (Longs that is) :-)
O.K., so our technology is better than "electrochromic ", and our business model is better, license revenue versus expensive manufacturing, infrastructure model. To me the fact that this company (View) is carrying this type of valuation, as a start up, says REFR is a HUGE bargain. Just had chance to listen to the quarterly call, and in addition to all the cars they are about to start getting revenue from, one car (Mercedes V222 and/or S50) has the ability (by itself) to turn them profitable with its production volumes of 80k to 100k units per year. Then add in all the airplane glass that they discussed on the call, and the architectural glass market that View is supplying, is gonna be gravy. From the call, I understand why they are focusing on the automotive market, but as they indicated, the US Pavilion in Milan has given them significant exposure for architectural opportunities and in fact, they are involved in many architectural projects and shortlisted of at least one.
Sounds pretty good to me, and I think the VC paying for View are getting ripped off :-)
Any input on these guys, I think their technology (electrochromic window) is not as good as REFR, but I'm not an expert. According to the article, they've raised a total of $500 million, and have a valuation of $836 mullion. That makes our $129 million valuation a real bargain.
Google article title if interested, "Smart Window Maker View Raises $150 Million"
They had an option on SSH, and now STJ does. Too bad THOR gave up on the moat they had built with their in field organization, but now STJ has it, along with THOR's pipeline. Made good money on THOR but STJ will realize the big dollars.
Yup, that got my attention when they mention it on the quarterly call.
GLTA (Longs that is)