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KInge21
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LoL.

Was it ever determined why SMC so hated Tesla?

6/22/2017 3:13:27 PM

TKE-Teg
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They still haven't come close to building cars for a profit, so I'm not sure how cocky I'd get just yet.

6/22/2017 3:20:18 PM

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How long did it take Amazon to earn a profit?

6/22/2017 5:33:03 PM

smoothcrim
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amazon had volume and profits, they just reinvested (and still do) all of them in the name of expansion

6/22/2017 6:28:20 PM

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Is Tesla not also reinvesting potential profits?

[Edited on June 22, 2017 at 11:24 PM. Reason : ^ I thought Amazon has finally started earning profits ]

6/22/2017 11:24:02 PM

sumfoo1
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6/28/2017 10:33:12 PM

Nighthawk
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Elon blew up his Twitter last night tweeting about floors and shit. He claims he was sober but liked a couple comments about being high. Apparently chilling on Twitter is how Tony Stark spends his birthday. At least he wasn't trashing his place in an Iron Man suit. Yet.

6/29/2017 7:43:44 AM

ScubaSteve
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Model 3 ahead of schedule and ready for first sellable unit runs.

7/3/2017 8:21:06 AM

kdogg(c)
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From where does the electricity come to charge the batteries of these cars?

7/3/2017 1:14:18 PM

FroshKiller
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There's this cool thing called the power transmission grid. It allows for the exchange of electrical energy all over the country from a variety of sources: coal-burning power plants, solar energy farms, nuclear power stations, etc.

7/3/2017 1:42:36 PM

HOOPS SHALOM
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I'm getting the supercharger installed in the garage of my house. Probably won't see delivery of my model 3 until mid 2018 though.

7/3/2017 8:09:37 PM

sumfoo1
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7/16/2017 6:02:49 PM

OmarBadu
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Smart - prices probably won't come down as mass quantities of 3s are sold

7/16/2017 8:49:23 PM

HOOPS SHALOM
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Pshhh, I'll probably be able to make a profit selling my model 3 the wait list is so long. Plus I already have a model s , so it makes sense

7/24/2017 9:57:55 PM

HaLo
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bttt

7/29/2017 10:12:58 PM

The Coz
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I think I would prefer to have electric cars and chargers in a detached garage. Know what I mean? Still pulling for them to gain market acceptance and have the needed infrastructure built out.

7/30/2017 7:01:33 PM

0EPII1
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8/1/2017 7:40:00 AM

OmarBadu
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8/1/2017 9:48:53 AM

CaelNCSU
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One can get a used Model S with the big battery now for $44K: https://www.tesla.com/used/5YJSA1DN2DFP04340

Car would have been ~$90K new!

8/1/2017 9:59:57 AM

OmarBadu
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can anyone imagine buying a tesla without autopilot though?

8/1/2017 10:07:51 AM

smoothcrim
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every model S has auto pilot via software update I thought

8/1/2017 1:03:04 PM

CaelNCSU
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There are a few with the older autopilot and even a few with the newer hardware.

Don't lose your head over the autopilot...

8/1/2017 2:07:23 PM

OmarBadu
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there are a few with autopilot when i looked a few weeks ago but i thought none of them got down to sub 60k

after having my subaru with eyesight for 1.5yr i don't think going back to a car without at least adaptive cruise control down to 0 is possible - we almost bought a 2018 honda odyssey for my wife a few weeks ago and stopped short because adaptive cruise control cuts off at 22mph and stop and go is when i want it the most

8/1/2017 2:34:40 PM

0EPII1
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Investor Says Tesla Model 3 Will Zero BMW 3 Series Sales

http://insideevs.com/investor-says-tesla-model-3-zero-bmw-3-series-sales/
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/14/tesla-model-3-taking-bmw-series-3-to-zero-chamath-palihapitiya.html

9/22/2017 1:58:39 PM

0EPII1
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No interest in the Tesla Semi?

Or the new Roadster which was a complete surprise, and will have unheard of acceleration numbers for a production car?

11/20/2017 5:52:23 AM

dtownral
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let's see what the specs and price are when it's actually for sale

11/20/2017 11:36:17 AM

TKE-Teg
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^exactly.

I feel like this is just a distraction away from the train wreck that is Model 3 production.


As far as it's merits as a hyper car, without further information it looks incredibly one dimensional.

And it's not a roadster, but any definition.

[Edited on November 20, 2017 at 12:02 PM. Reason : ]

11/20/2017 12:01:24 PM

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lol u forgot to add, "in short: "

11/20/2017 12:41:18 PM

CarZin
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"I feel like this is just a distraction away from the train wreck that is Model 3 production."

Exactly. He is having to pump it out a lot more often as a form of distraction. The Semi and the new Roadster were announced in the same week or close.

I wish he had to get his duck punched everytime he tweets a forecast.

11/20/2017 2:26:18 PM

0EPII1
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The Semi looks sweet... I would want one if I was a trucker!

Oh, and there is more:



Even quicker?

To see it accelerate, click below. Go to exact 57 minute mark in first video. Second video is just 6 sec long.

https://insideevs.com/watch-new-tesla-roadster-accelerate-lightning-quick-video


Oh, he also teased this:



Quote :
"Elon Musk also briefly previewed (teased?) a pickup truck. Not an ordinary pickup truck, but one that can carry a pickup truck. These are the words used by Tesla’s head honcho, who also mentioned the workhorse is based on the semi and that it can be legally driven with a regular driver’s license, admitting it’s “kind of wrong.”"


[Edited on November 20, 2017 at 3:52 PM. Reason : ]

11/20/2017 3:41:37 PM

theDuke866
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^ My question isn't whether or not Tesla can build awesome stuff...it's whether or not they can produce vehicles on a sufficient scale, at a high level of quality and reliability, at sufficient margins of profitability. I trust them as technological innovators; I don't fully trust them as a manufacturer and a business.

11/20/2017 10:52:58 PM

sumfoo1
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Yes, ideally they would be consultants for actual car manufacturers. Because right no lords knows they have no idea how to build or run a facility at all.

11/21/2017 4:20:01 AM

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