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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:10 am

sparky wrote:Yes, but Tesla batteries last twice as long. ;-)
And the batteries drive themselves in a spacious cabin. :)

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:26 pm

'token of appreciation' for early Tesla Model 3 reservation holders goes out

patiently waiting by the mail box for mine ...

http://electrek.co/2016/06/19/tesla-model-3-reservation-holders-token-appreciation/

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:22 am

redLEAF wrote:'token of appreciation' for early Tesla Model 3 reservation holders goes out

patiently waiting by the mail box for mine ...

http://electrek.co/2016/06/19/tesla-model-3-reservation-holders-token-appreciation/

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A really nice jesture from Elon, totally commensurate with a free two year $1000 loan!

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:59 am

Ya know. I love my Leaf. But there's something about this Tesla company that shows they are by far, doing everything, in every way, better than anyone else in the EV game. And they are just getting started!

Go Tesla!

PS Okay, now is the time, Nissan, to make that move and sell me on your newest and greatest. I love your product. But there's something better. Really, really better. Don't wait 'till 2018.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:03 pm

Oh heck Nissan sent us first owners a T-shirt and a little model car in a display case.
I still have both if someone wants them.

Of course Nissan did not have quite as many reservations. ;)
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:52 pm

finman100 wrote:Ya know. I love my Leaf. But there's something about this Tesla company that shows they are by far, doing everything, in every way, better than anyone else in the EV game. And they are just getting started!

Go Tesla!

Sure but as I've posted here and elsewhere essentially this:
It kinda "helps" that Tesla bleeding $ all over the place, having lost over net $2 billion since it's been publicly reporting financials. As I've posted many time elsewhere before, as a Car and Driver column once stated, any car company can build a great car given a huge cost/budget, but when it has to be competitive and also be profitable, eventually, so there are compromises. (e.g. you can't sell a $100K Nissan Versa or a $10K Lamborghini).

I need to find to the time to put together a spreadsheet so that I have an accurate tally as to at how far into $2.x billion in losses they've incurred to this point.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:05 pm

Bleeding money is different from making massive investments into future production. If Tesla was satisfied with being a niche manufacturer of $100k sedans and SUVs, they could be making money now. But they're massively investing for a much larger run rate of Model 3s, and that requires investment.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:56 pm

garsh wrote:Bleeding money is different from making massive investments into future production. If Tesla was satisfied with being a niche manufacturer of $100k sedans and SUVs, they could be making money now. But they're massively investing for a much larger run rate of Model 3s, and that requires investment.


+1!

Also the expansion of the power company aspects.
Tesla isn't just a car company, although they will have more competition for battery backups and solar than they currently do for cars.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:41 am

other EV makers would do well to "bleed" some cash like Tesla in the name of infrastructure and factory investment and battery improvement. sheesh. i see no one else stepping up and doing the job. (shakes head). bleeding cash is the wrong term, as others have noted.

Instead of HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of reservations for your product, the 'others' wonder aloud why their product is inferior/not selling. And make excuses. Seriously, join the Supercharger network and sell me the new Leaf 2.0 with 200 miles of range and a TMS. I'm waiting... 'till 2018. Then...well, there's this amazing company that has NO advertising and a 'crazy' owner that WANTS to have sustainable transportation. Could be a big deal.

C'mon. Nissan has me. Right now! I love the product. I haven't had ANY issues like some. Not a lot of heat issues here in the Willamette Valley of OR. Plenty of DC Quick Chargers. First EV experience and I will not be a repeat customer of Nissan. They are not investing or improving and WILL be left behind. Better is out there.

I'm sorry but ONE company is all in and attaining the goal of sustainable transportation.

Go Elon!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:59 am

smkettner wrote:Oh heck Nissan sent us first owners a T-shirt and a little model car in a display case.

I never got the model car ...
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