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Old 05-18-2014, 01:03 AM
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Cutter, where you at, bro?

Would like you to weigh in on TSLA and other green technologies.
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Cutter, where you at, bro?

Would like you to weigh in on TSLA and other green technologies.
I like electricity. Don't take it for granted.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:10 PM
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The Daily Show links Czech posted were actually a fun watch.
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This stock peaked on 3/7/2014 and has lost over 20% of its value since then. You guys are worse than Jim Cramer.
Not even its worse % drop. All of what is happening right now is just noise. Wait for the Model E, or whatever they end up calling it in 2016 or so. Then we will see what TSLA is made of. My guess is everyone will regret not fading Cramer from day one.
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What does Cramer have to say about TWTR? I want to fire hard on TWTR, but I'd ideally like to make sure Cramer hates it first.
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I would like to thank Cramer for SWKS & PNM of whick I have made a fortune on...
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:14 AM
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Not even its worse % drop. All of what is happening right now is just noise. Wait for the Model E, or whatever they end up calling it in 2016 or so. Then we will see what TSLA is made of. My guess is everyone will regret not fading Cramer from day one.
The stock has rallied along with the bull market. We are now at 6% ROI since the OP of this thread. Congrats Winners!!

Seriously though, a few comments:

-There seems to be a pattern of delays, and then delivering a good (great?) product after said delays. I don't think this is a big deal as long as the product continues to be well above average, but it could require you to hold onto the stock longer than you expect thus reducing your ROI on an annual basis. We won't see Model 3 (formerly Model E) until 2017 or 2018 imo.

-I do think Model 3 will be a game changer. Mostly due to reduced sticker shock with the 35k (basic) and 50k (fully loaded) price points. Average Joes who are used to spending 20-30k/car should be happy to pay these amounts (especially with financing) due to future savings from gas, maintenance and tax breaks.

-The Model X may even be a game changer on a smaller scale if they can deliver a bigger car at a similar price point to the Model S. People who are in the market for a 40-50k SUV may be willing to spend 80k on the Model X. Given the reduction in battery cost and the increasing experience of the manufacturer, this may be possible.

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Of course the cost to produce and quality of the batteries is a huge X-factor that will have a huge effect on this company going forward.

The other huge issue is the availability of charging stations and the speed of said charging stations. They have a long way to go in this regard in my opinion.

One option would be to build more charging stations. This would be very expensive and the number of locations would still be quite limited.

Another option would be to partner with a major gas station chain such as Chevron, Shell or Texaco. I think you can guess what the odds of this happening are. I do think these type of companies will capitulate eventually, but they won't be promoting an increase in market share for BEV any time soon.

The best option, in my opinion, is to partner with a pre-existing, ubiquitous, non-automotive company such as Starbucks. They are already everywhere. They would just need to put one or two charging outlets in each parking lot. In exchange, Starbucks gets to align themselves with a hip, young, cutting edge company and tout their own environmentalism. Charging a fee for the battery charge would be acceptable and Starbucks can profit in this manner as well (not to mention potentially gaining some business from well-heeled Tesla drivers).

The last major issue is getting more charging outlets in apartment and condominium buildings. I think this will eventually take care of itself as the tenants of such buildings will start to demand it, but it would help if Tesla and local lawmakers around the country would legislate them.
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The best option, in my opinion, is to partner with a pre-existing, ubiquitous, non-automotive company such as Starbucks. They are already everywhere. They would just need to put one or two charging outlets in each parking lot. In exchange, Starbucks gets to align themselves with a hip, young, cutting edge company and tout their own environmentalism. Charging a fee for the battery charge would be acceptable and Starbucks can profit in this manner as well (not to mention potentially gaining some business from well-heeled Tesla drivers).
I think this has to be their route, but at what point will the demand actually make this a necessity? I've seen very few Teslas in Pittsburgh, but in LA, they're everywhere. Interested to see how many more get out to the east coast.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:38 AM
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I have a Chevy Volt as anyone who is close to me is tired of hearing about. I'm a big time fan of it.

All the MGM properties, Caesars properties, Wynn, and Venetian have all added 240V charging so whenever I go to the casinos, which is just a lot, I plug in and let it charge. Also, at my gym there are regular 110V outlets in the parking garage, so I plug in there while I work out. If I were really hard core, I could use other places' electricity and never even charge at home.

Last month I used 0 gallons of gas. The month before I used 1/2 a gallon of gas.

So what I'm saying is that in Vegas charging is abundantly available. I think we're probably ahead of the curve on that.
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