I think youre starting to see this in CA with Tesla.
Could be part of the reason for slowing sales growth, lowering prices, etc.
... because anyone that says anything negative about Tesla or Musk is a basher.
How about the posters that loved the styling of the Model S, but hate the X?
Does their opinion mean nothing either?
Not sure how the Model X styling will play out with soccer moms, but its seems to be falling short compared to the S and Roadster.
I think there's probably quite a few people that think the Model X styling is a bit of a
letdown. Especially when so much is riding on its success.
PLEASE TALK ME OUT OF VOLVO XC90 PLUG IN HYBRID !
kitobing | JULY 1, 2015
I've had my deposit in on a Model X for a year and a half but I'm starting to get cold feet about the price and the opportunity cost of buying this car. With the Volvo plug in coming in at about $20,000 dollars less I'm starting to wonder about my decision. I need some of you Muskophites to convince me that the numbers still make sense. Maybe some leasing numbers from S owners for the P85. Have to convince my better half as well-she was onboard initially but, like me is starting to see that other seven passenger, fuel efficient vehicles are not that far behind. Please no bashing, just need some reassurance.
"competition will get intense" yet Tesla will increase sales and margins?
That doesn't sound likely at all. Margins and sales would normally decrease during intense competition. Why does the universe react differently for Tesla?
Could that have been because he hasn't been in the country?
Doesn't say charges have been dropped, so possibly US wont extradite?
Wouldn't most legitimate companies have a director clear this up?
BYD is building multiple facilities in competition with the proposed Tesla gigafactory.
This may really change the game.
He seems to be having issues with economics also.
Maybe its a math deficiency, the reason he never became an engineer.?
I think youre right. Its almost like Elon is setting everyone up for the secret surprise weapon he has hinted at.
I think he knows there is life on Mars and that marketplace will be giant for Tesla.
Lot of people hedge the bet, they connect to the utility and sell back excess energy if thats available in their state.
That way, if they have really cloudy week, or a system failure the stereo still works,. They arent off the grid, but they have minimal use for it.
Trying to formulate a plan for monday, since its likely to be more volatile than usual.
Having been both long or short on this stock at different time, I plan on shorting TSLA if it gets near 200, and tier the orders above 200, larger as it goes up.
Will also be looking to buy as TSLA goes below 184 or so.
Long-term I see TSLA pps declining, but if it pulls back enough I will take a long position.
What do you think will happen Monday, and how will you trade it?
FIne, its better than gas. It is however more susceptible to thermal runaway and temperature extremes than nicad or nimh. Li-on has advantages too, its lighter and is resistant to memory effect problems.
the tradeoff is li-on doesnt like thermal extremes and deep discharges, and is therefore less safe than other chemistries.
Boeing would probably share their data and disagree. Cost them millions when they tried to save a little weight with Lithium. At least two thermal runaways, and the whole 787 fleet got grounded.
While training on a Kingair turboprop, the instructors where always warning to keep an eye on batteries, and go easy on them , isolate them if high sustained charging rates after a start etc. That was for nicads, but it seems li-on is even worse, being more temperature sensitive?
From the AIN blog:
The subject of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries took on urgent new meaning following two thermal runaway incidents with lithium-ion batteries installed in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. A lot of information—and misinformation—surrounds lithium-ion technology, and experts from all over are weighing in with their opinions.
One oft-cited source of information is the FAA’s list of “Aviation Incidents Involving Smoke, Fire, Extreme Heat or Explosion.” The list consolidates information about 132 incidents with “battery-powered devices” that occurred between March 20, 1991 and Oct. 9, 2012. The FAA acknowledges that the list “should not be considered as a complete listing of all such incidents. The incident summaries included here are intended to be brief and objective. They do not represent all information the FAA has collected, nor do they include all investigative or enforcement actions taken.”
... Of the 132 incidents, 62 were specified as involving lithium-ion batteries
... The next highest category is also of concern, batteries in devices carried by passengers and crew onboard the aircraft, which accounted for 21 incidents. Surprisingly few of these involved mobile computing devices.
Are you a pilot, is that why youre a fan of the radial engine?
I have flown behind radials, they were very simple and ran seemingly forever.