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Minerals

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The Deli
Dec 1, 2018 - 10:39am PT

https://www.theverge.com/transportation/2018/11/30/18118451/tesla-gigafactory-nevada-video-elon-musk-jobs-model-3
moosedrool

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Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2018 - 11:10am PT
Thanks, Minerals.

Good article. Shows how much Musk is above anybody else when it comes to vision and innovation.

Moosk
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 1, 2018 - 12:58pm PT
Look out, Elon, here comes Audi's E-Tron GT, which will share a platform and 60% of parts with Porsche Taycan. Basically an A7, 590 HP, 0-60 in 3.5, 250 mi range, and can charge 80% in 20 minutes!
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Dec 2, 2018 - 05:10pm PT


Look out, Elon, here comes Audi's E-Tron GT, which will share a platform and 60% of parts with Porsche Taycan. Basically an A7, 590 HP, 0-60 in 3.5, 250 mi range, and can charge 80% in 20 minutes!

So in other words - look out! AUDI plans to bring out a car that isn't as good as a Tesla was 4 years ago. I mean, that was the point of Tesla, but I would hope by now that there would be cars that are better than Tesla in some way. I can add just as many miles on my x as this A7 theoretically can in the same 20 min. What is the point of adding 80% of 65 in 20 min when you can add 85% of 100 in 25?

Elon is still looking out, as are the rest of us including Porsche. Not seeing much on the roads though. -10C with snow on the roads up here and I'm still getting sub 5s 0-60 on the X. It drives better in snow with summers than my Toyota/Subaru do with Hak R3's. Just got a software update, again, and the Rivan truck plans to have an off-road feature, turning right wheels forward, left wheels back, you can turn on a dime.



https://electrek.co/2018/12/01/tesla-astonishing-porsche/

What Tesla did is ‘truly astonishing’, says Porsche

As Porsche is trying to bring to market its first all-electric vehicle, they look admiringly at Tesla’s success, which they see as “astonishing” when it comes to volume and pricing.


Porsche’s North America Chief Executive Klaus Zellmer made the comment in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:

“If you look at what Tesla has done, if you look at their volume and look at their price level, it’s truly astonishing.

If you can do that with one brand and a sales network that is not comprised of dealers and a real sales organization, it’s even more astonishing.”

Credit: tooth
Credit: tooth
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Dec 2, 2018 - 05:32pm PT
Minerals Good article... I've toured the Giga plant.. its truly an amazing vision of the future of manufacturing. For comparison I been to the Boeing Plant, Ford's Steel mills back in the day, and one Ford's Detroit Auto plants. This is definitely the next step.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 2, 2018 - 06:03pm PT
What Tesla did is ‘truly astonishing’, says Porsche

Machiavelli, or somebody, said something to the effect
‘be very worried when your foe praises you.’
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Dec 3, 2018 - 03:38pm PT

SpaceX launched 64 satellites in record-breaking mission

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/03/tech/spacex-record-sso-a-mission/index.html
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Dec 6, 2018 - 08:49pm PT
oopsie

https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2018/12/06/falcon-9-ocean-crash.cnn-business/video/playlists/stories-worth-watching/
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Dec 14, 2018 - 10:33am PT
Elon Musk: "People should not ascribe to malice that which can easily be explained by stupidity." (LAUGHTER) So-- so it's, like, just because I'm, like, dumb at-- at predicting dates does not mean I am untruthful. I don't know-- I-- we've-- I never made a mass-produced car. How am I supposed to know with precision when it's gonna get done?

Elon Musk: The whole point of Tesla is to accelerate the advent of electric vehicles. And sustainable transport and trying to help the environment. We think it's the most serious problem that humanity faces. I'm not sure if you know it, but we open sourced our patents, so anyone who wants to use our patents can use 'em for free.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-the-2018-60-minutes-interview/
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Dec 14, 2018 - 10:35am PT
"People should not ascribe to malice that which can easily be explained by stupidity."

Thanks for this quote, which can be used to explain so much in our modern world.

DMT
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Dec 14, 2018 - 04:50pm PT
Service visit.
Service visit.
Credit: tooth
40,000 km on my X so I take it into the shop since, shouldn’t cars usually go in every 6,000km for an oil change or something? Tesla mechanic says, here, let me check it on the computer while I fill up your tank for free and give you some free winter wiper blades. Good to go! $0.

What heats up faster, the engine in your car and the air vents or your blow drier? Yup. Electric cars are much more comfortable up here in Northern BC winters than gas since they blow warm air sooner than gas cars. And hella cheaper. I just figured out that my Toyota truck will cost me $54k in depreciation, maintenance and fuel for the first 50,000 miles. My X is $26k. CAD. The model3 is going to be cheaper than a Toyota Corolla.

Oh, and I backed into something with my X and pushed the back of the car in. Tore the bumper plastic open and wrecked the reflectors. They send a guy in a mobile Tesla van who replaces it on site for $300.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Dec 19, 2018 - 04:34pm PT
Tesla releases their five minute buy and drive away program today. Apparently they don’t have time to waste haggling and talking with a manager since sales volumes are too high. This is gonna piss off a lot of traditional shoppers/old fashioned folk who enjoy wasting hours haggling over/buying cars like they are trinkets in Tijuana.


Got home and you didn’t like it? Return it within a day and get all your money back. Get home and your wife gives you the evil eye? You have three days to convince her to keep it if you didn’t get a test drive.

I was sitting in my car today playing Mario cart or whatever it is using the steering wheel to drive the video game on the screen when my hygienist got in next to me. Good thing I had the emissions testing mode on when she sat down...!
couchmaster

climber
Dec 24, 2018 - 10:18am PT



https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-elon-musk-very-good-year-model-3/

"Tesla has had a tumultuous 2018, much of it centered around Musk, his moods, and his tweets. But if you focus on Tesla the automaker, then this has been a very good year indeed."
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Dec 30, 2018 - 03:03pm PT
So I was just in Whistler at the chargers and I saw a Tesla in the parking lot with it's window down. There was stuff in the car so I didn't want anyone to steal it. I called Tesla, gave the VIN and they rolled the window up after calling the owner to make sure it was ok to do so.

On the way home I had a question about the X, called Tesla. They did diagnostic check on it while I was driving and rebooted the computer. Both my screens went black for a few seconds after I held down both roller buttons on the steering wheel, and then we were good to go. All while driving at highway speed.

This car has saved me so much time since I don't need to go to a shop - if something is needed they don't make me stop driving or they drive to me.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 2, 2019 - 09:44am PT
Credit: tooth
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2019 - 09:53am PT
So why are there 3000 Model 3’s in inventory?
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2019 - 10:01am PT
^^^^ Because I’m in Poland at the moment. It will be 2999 in a couple of weeks.

Or not. The wife is a non believer. Women!

Hehe

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2019 - 10:05am PT
Tesla shares drop on price cut, disappointing Model 3 deliveries

(Reuters) - Shares in Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) dropped as much as 9 percent on Wednesday after the electric car maker cut U.S. prices for all its vehicles to offset lower green tax credits and fell short on deliveries of its mass-market Model 3 sedans in the fourth quarter.

The price cut “naturally begs the question: If demand for Tesla vehicles is as strong as Tesla has indicated in the past, why cut price?” Bank of America analyst John Murphy wrote in a client note. “In our view, this move could suggest that what many bulls assume to be a substantial backlog ... for Tesla may be less robust.”

Tesla turned a profit for the third quarter but is unprofitable for the first nine months of 2018, and cash flow remains a concern for investors.


moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2019 - 10:13am PT
If demand for Tesla vehicles is as strong as Tesla has indicated in the past, why cut price?

Hmm, maybe because they promised a basic version for a lower price, and finally they can afford to sell for a lower price?

Maybe.

Happy New Year, my hero! (Not you, Reilly, Musk that is. Hehe).

I’m holding TSLA to mine or the company’s death!

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2019 - 10:16am PT
Moosie, that might be the way capitalism works in Poland.

Have a nice trip. Hope you don’t get frostbit!
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