We Don’t Need No Flaming Sparky Cars, Rats Jumping Edition

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    And with the batteries that we will have by 2025, that will not be a problem for EV's either.
     
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    When the battery can be charged as quickly as filling up a tank of gas, then EV's will be ready.

    until then. meh.
     
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    Those batteries are already being made in the lab. Several different varieties of them. Many with much higher power density and longer cycle life. They are being moved into the manufacturing stage as we post. By 2025, they will be in EV's, and many other applications.
     
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    Tesla is breaking even now. Wall Street gives it a high value based on future expectations. It's cold hard hedge fund managers assigning such value, and not greenies.

    The stock price drop? That's due to Musk's dopey statement about taking Tesla private. Musk does some smart things and dumb things. SpaceX and Tesla are smart. Hyperloop and The Boring Company are stupid.

    The marketing of the Tesla driver assist is also stupid. It's not an autopilot, but they call it an autopilot, leading people to use it like an autopilot, which causes crashes. Self-driving cars are the biggest scam technology of the moment. They're not impossible, but they're not even close, and they're pulling in lots of cash from suckers who think they're the next big goldmine.
     
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    For once we agree....slef-driving cars are ghey. Nobody wants them.
     
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    In another twenty years, in urban areas, self driving cars will be required by law. Simply to keep the traffic moving.
     
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    Tesla is losing money, everybody knows that. The only money Musk makes is from selling tax credits or finding more investors.
     
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    Tesla Model 3 top selling US passenger car model in terms of August revenue and fifth in cars sold
    brian wang | September 6, 2018

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    Estimated August passenger car sales from Goodcarbadcar.net indicate that only four passenger car models sold better than the Tesla Model 3 in August. Those cars were only from Honda and Toyota. They were the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Honda Accord and Toyota Corolla.

    This was at the 5000 car per week level for the Model 3. If the Model 3 reaches 7000 cars per week then it will be the second best selling car model. It would only be behind the Toyota Camry. If the Model 3 reaches 8000 cars per week then it will become the top selling car in the USA.

    Tesla Model 3 top selling US passenger car model in terms of August revenue and fifth in cars sold

    1st in terms of revenue.
     
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    Says who? goodcarbadcar? Not Motor Trend? Not Consumer Reports? It is not reported by anybody we have ever heard of? Goodcarbadcar? Anybody can make a joke website and report fake news. Either way, the article fails to point out that they left out General Motors! The article also does not state if the cars were delivered or if they even worked!

    Here is a link showing that Tesla is shipping sub-standard, low quality cars!
    Some new Tesla cars are being delivered with flaws, and owners say getting them fixed is a painful process
     

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