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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:05 pm

GaleHawkins wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:40 am
Now if they were the price of a Leaf I would be cooking with gas. :)
Wouldn't we all...

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:30 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:30 pm
As is mentioned in the comments section (and not at al by the idiot author) there are many different heat pumps, with effective heating temp ranges that can end as high as right at Freezing, to -25F, so until Tesla publishes actual specs and/or drivers do tests in cold temps, it won't be known how much of an advantage this particular heat pump gives the Model Y.
You're right, but I'd be really surprised if Tesla would bother with a half-assed implementation when it comes to efficiency.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:25 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if Tesla had chosen a reasonably-priced heat pump that worked in the same range as the Leaf heat pump - in which case there will be a lot of angry Tesla drivers in colder climates.
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:32 am

Almost seems like the heat pump was added to satisfy the demands of customers, and not because it was a better optimization of power effciiency against cost.

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:02 am

Lot's of assumptions with no facts on how well the heat pump works and / or if there is also a resistive heater. To say it was added to please customers is quite entertaining to say the least. Perhaps a good to[ic for a model Y thread.

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:04 am

GaleHawkins wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:40 am
Since the Model Y now has it as well as a factory tow package per the manual that makes me more excited about owning a Tesla.
There was a report over the weekend that the tow package might only be available in EU.
https://electrek.co/2020/03/15/model-y- ... tow-hitch/
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:33 am

jlv wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:04 am
GaleHawkins wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:40 am
Since the Model Y now has it as well as a factory tow package per the manual that makes me more excited about owning a Tesla.
There was a report over the weekend that the tow package might only be available in EU.
https://electrek.co/2020/03/15/model-y- ... tow-hitch/
I can see that being the case for many reasons. We have the F-150 and Subaru Forester with hitches and I think towing and self driving cars could be self defeating safety wise. Hopefully the Leaf will hang with us for 4 more years and we will see if Tesla is still in the game and what they have to offer. Our new 40 kWh battery SOH is dropping but thankful last month it started out at 99.87% of SOH and this morning it was 99.49%.

There is talk of a $25K Tesla but between all of the announced new vehicles and Mars I expect that might be 10 years down the road. We will see what VW does long term in the lower end EV market.

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:58 pm

I wonder if how the Bay Area lockdown for COVID-19 I posted at https://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=581008#p581008 will affect Tesla. Their Fremont plant is in Alameda County and their HQ is in Santa Clara County, both of which are included.

Haven't had a chance to carefully read the orders yet and whether they can legally stay open still producing cars and delivering them.

For me, I'm now forced to WFH due to the order and due to stronger and stronger prodding and emails from upper management at work.

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:56 pm

I'm always glad that I'm retired, but now I'm actively grateful that I can self-isolate.
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:33 am

Apparently per https://www.latimes.com/business/story/ ... ctory-musk:
Alameda County has declared Tesla an “essential business” that is allowed to remain in operation, according to a county spokesman.

What’s essential about automobile manufacturing in the midst of a viral pandemic? “That’s a good question,” said spokesman Ray Kelly, promising more information would be forthcoming. “We’re in uncharted waters right now.”

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