Ken was a nice child, his parents taught him good values. He sent a thank you letter to Jeff for the #$%$ and blow at the AWS pump fest in Vegas last week, and hoped the hollow bogus pimp upgrade helped.
Amazon changed the cost structure model for retail and still makes no,profit. What economic advantage does tesla have in manufacturing costs ? Zero...in fact it's at a severe disadvantage. You fanboys really are in deep, can't think clearly....the smell of stupidity.
Think you're missing the point....the big auto makers will crush tesla on cost efficiency and scale, like amazon has with #$%$ brick n mortar retailers....how many Koreans are working daily to copy tesla ? Tulips only last so long.....
We know that General Motors and Toyota build plug-in hybrids that are capable of operating as EVs. The difference is, with gas engines onboard, you can drive coast to coast and not worry about coasting to a power-charge station. It is such a great example that BMW, in its infinite engineering wisdom, has adopted this approach with the new i3, which can be optioned with a gas generator, and coming i8. GM, Toyota and BMW each have a national dealer network to fix cars at any moment should they need it. Each company has more than one product in its lineup. Each has greater financial resources. And, unlike Tesla, each company has productive business units generating income to finance its future. (Yes, GM also benefitted from government money and has shown it can turn a profit after the fact …)
BMW and GM—and Toyota and Nissan, too—don't worry about bubbles bursting. For now, we speculate on the electric-car future and the companies that make them. For major automakers, the future seems far more certain. For those of you holding shares of that hot Tesla stock, sell high.
In today's Model S, you get in and drive, play with the oversized touchscreen in the center console and when its batteries are drained you find one of 23 so-called Supercharger stations located in North America and get some additional miles of range in around half an hour. (Tesla has also demoed a battery-swap station, saying it plans to add that capability to eight Supercharger stations.) Still, if you want to go from California to Washington, D.C., you might be better taking a Conestoga wagon.
Tesla is a grand experiment, and Elon Musk, its mad-scientist founder, keeps the dream alive. I wish him well but think economic forces will catch him—and his bubbling investors—in due course. His company is not making money. He does not have an unlimited bank account. Very soon our government money propping up this great electric experiment will short out.
Please do not confuse this opinion with a condemnation of alternative-power vehicles. It is not. I like alternatives to gas-powered cars plenty. And do not confuse it—in your red haze of Tesla Lust—with any want to see Musk fail, because I do not. I'd like Tesla to succeed because, if it does, then it makes mass acceptability of alternative-to-gas-powered vehicles an even greater likelihood. I'm a fan of history and, yes, it repeats.
For those who want electric power without the woes of range anxiety, other options exist. Nowhere as sexy as Tesla, but they are more effective—in terms of access to product, long-term viability, distribution systems and execution.
We know that General Motors and Toyota build plug-in hybrids that are capable of operating as EVs. The difference is, with gas engines onboard, you can drive coast to coast and not worry about coasting to a power-charge station. It is such a great example that BMW, in its infinite engineering wisdom, has adopted this approach with the new i3, which can be optioned with a gas generator, and coming i8. GM, Toyota and BMW each have a national dealer network to fix
Only way to get permission from content providers would be to renegotiate distribution terms. Just too much friction and probably costs to happen. The source remains mysterious......
Netflix content providers would never allow them to distribute via cable, and probably illegal under current deals. Cable companies have nothing to gain from Netflix except reducing their own ad revenues....this will never happen and the unidentified source is the clearest sign. Expect insider selling this week.
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Gas tanks are deep have a limited surface area exposed to the underside. This is probably to maximize trunk space more than for safety. Take a peek under your wheel arch, 2-3 feet is a good estimate. As for Tesla, the whole battery covers the majority of length and width between the wheel base. I've seen a detailed skeleton of the car and its accurate. I used 8 x 5 to estimate the battery surface area.
The NTSA will undoubtedly investigate the incident, I don't pretend to know if its a major design flaw or not. What is evident is that there's an abundance of myopia from many tesla fans who drool on every word from Musk and lack the intellectual depth to assess the realistic risk involved. I doubt fund mangers will suffer from the same affliction and will manage their money without such emotion.
Meant for 60 model not P85. What is the forum you mention ? Can you supply a link please ? I'm sure this whole fire incident has led to some order cancellations, not sure how this can be monitored ?
Fair point. I test drove one a few weeks back and the interior was very sparse. They have called me several times saying order times for the P85 are down from 3 to 2 months.....that speaks volumes to me.
Elon's numbers are misleading at best. Not only the mileage driven, but to do a statistical comparison versus the entire fleet of vehicles in not accurate. Tesla cars are typically under one year old versus US average of between 6-7 years, he should compare his sample group to cars under 12 months old. In addition, the area covered by the battery pack is at least 40 square feet versus perhaps 2-3 square feet for a gas tank. So your have perhaps 10-15 times the area for an impaling event to occur, reduce the sample size the cars of the same age (perhaps even same price range ?) and his assertions do not hold much honesty.
Expect NTSA at Tesla next week and probable recall within 1-2 weeks. Good luck , fan boys.