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Old 02-11-2019, 11:29 AM   #341
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I wonder if running them on a dyno is an accurate simulation of real world conditions. Would the lack of air flow help or hinder its range? Is a moving car easier or harder to heat? I would guess it would be the latter for both questions but maybe Tesla does something to increase range in cold besides heating the battery.
Without correcting for drag -- what is the resulting air resistance on said object traveling at a given speed for a given altitude -- a dyno should give more favorable numbers. Aerodynamics play a large factor in vehicle range, gas or electric.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:48 AM   #342
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This is sort of cool....Canada's Answer to Tesla is a $15.500 Electric Three Wheeler...



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“This company is producing the car that Elon Musk wishes he were building,” Kroll said in a separate interview with Bloomberg Television. “It is great to produce a $45,000, a $100,000 car or a $250,000 car. But for the masses? A $15,000 car that can get them to stop using gas. That’s creative."

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Old 02-13-2019, 09:58 AM   #343
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They park it on the sidewalk in front of the deli they own for catering runs and have ordered a second because they kept fighting over it.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:37 AM   #344
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This is sort of cool....Canada's Answer to Tesla is a $15.500 Electric Three Wheeler...



https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla...220000179.html





SOLO was a good trade today.
Up to $6.50 now from around $1.40. Crazy.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:54 AM   #345
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Dammit, I debated buying some yesterday when it was $3!
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:45 PM   #346
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I bought at 1.73. Then in my infinite wisdom sold at 1.97 with more than enough lunch money for a week.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:25 PM   #347
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I am quite certain Elon Musk is not jealous of that vehicle.
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I am quite certain Elon Musk is not jealous of that vehicle.
haha seriously. Is Mercedes-Benz jealous of the Kia Rio?
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:35 PM   #349
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This is sort of cool....Canada's Answer to Tesla is a $15.500 Electric Three Wheeler...
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:09 AM   #350
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Volvo spin-off Polestar has announced the Polestar 2. It will be a direct competitor to Tesla. Estimated shipping to start July 2020

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/busin...led/index.html

https://www.polestar.com/

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2021...-3-challenger/



sigh...I still miss my S60 R-Design.

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Old 02-27-2019, 09:26 AM   #351
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They went with the stupid "everything on the tablet" interface, but at leas tit has a real dash.


So this is what Tesla will compete with, and I gotta say, it looks a lot nicer/better quality.
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Not a huge fan of the tablet interface either and I normally dislike the screens that sit up out of the dash. This is passable though for my aesthetics.

I do have a soft spot for the design of volvo sedans and think it's a nicer looking car than the Tesla (which I also like..at least in person).
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:03 PM   #353
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Tesla is starting to sound like it might be getting into trouble. Closing down most of their store fronts.

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You can now buy a Tesla in North America via your phone in about 1 minute, and that capability will soon be extended worldwide. We are also making it much easier to try out and return a Tesla, so that a test drive prior to purchase isn’t needed. You can now return a car within 7 days or 1,000 miles for a full refund. Quite literally, you could buy a Tesla, drive several hundred miles for a weekend road trip with friends and then return it for free.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/28/1...only-car-sales

I am not buying a vehicle without a test drive. It's not like it is a small decision to drop $50k on a car. Being able to return it in a week is not as convenient as a test drive. Not by a long shot. Does he think people have $50k sitting in their bank account to transfer over?


Tesla is going to get eaten alive when the other manufacturers catch up, which won't be long. That Polestar(Volvo(Geely)) is going to destroy them in China before they even get a foothold.
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Tesla is starting to sound like it might be getting into trouble. Closing down most of their store fronts.


https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/28/1...only-car-sales

I am not buying a vehicle without a test drive. It's not like it is a small decision to drop $50k on a car. Being able to return it in a week is not as convenient as a test drive. Not by a long shot. Does he think people have $50k sitting in their bank account to transfer over?


Tesla is going to get eaten alive when the other manufacturers catch up, which won't be long. That Polestar(Volvo(Geely)) is going to destroy them in China before they even get a foothold.
I don’t think that closing storefronts in this case has anything to do with financial health of the company.

With the across the board price drop just announced, these are going to be selling even more than before, and the 3 was already selling like crazy.
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Sounds like there was a second accident that is being investigated where they're looking at the Tesla's autopilot.
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I don’t think that closing storefronts in this case has anything to do with financial health of the company.

With the across the board price drop just announced, these are going to be selling even more than before, and the 3 was already selling like crazy.
What else could it be? The only upside is saving money. The downside is worse customer service. There is literally no other reason to close the stores other than to save money.
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What else could it be? The only upside is saving money. The downside is worse customer service. There is literally no other reason to close the stores other than to save money.
Cost savings yes, but it appears to be tied to the “$35,000 Tesla” promise, not because they are in financial trouble.

Model 3 sales growth is quite high. A strong majority of sales (78% or something) were already being made online.

I think it’s more fair to call it “cutting costs to further growth”, than “cutting costs because we are in trouble”.

Time will tell I suppose.
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What else could it be? The only upside is saving money. The downside is worse customer service. There is literally no other reason to close the stores other than to save money.
Do you think Amazon is worried about its financial health? It doesn't have storefronts either.

It was done to lower costs, for sure. Storefronts are unnecessary in their business model.
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Do you think Amazon is worried about its financial health? It doesn't have storefronts either.

It was done to lower costs, for sure. Storefronts are unnecessary in their business model.
I think that remains to be seen. I assume most normal people want to test drive a car before buying it, and comparison shop. They have been selling to a particular group of consumers up until now, so ya, the internet thing has been working for them for those consumers. What is yet to be seen if it works for most other people.
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Tesla opened a bunch of new stores just in December:




https://twitter.com/Tesla/status/1072297925957554176


And at least two of these newest stores have just been closed.





I wonder how much it's costing Tesla to break these lease agreements. Even if you're optimistic and don't think it's a sign of an impending liquidity crunch for Tesla, it still doesn't say much for Tesla planning.
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