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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by Pointedstick » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:45 am

Am I the only one wary of stuffing more and more high-tech crap into cars? The cynic in me thinks it's the only way they can sustain a moderate level of price inflation and keep their profit margins up. If they built a car today with the technology of a car from 1985 it would probably cost $3,000.

Yes, I know a lot of this is regulatory and that the NHTSA wouldn't let you build a car nowadays without automatic front back middle side up down force-predictive intelligently triggered nitrogen-filled carbon-neutral foam-cushioned airbags and all that jazz.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by Mdraf » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:19 pm

Did you also know that when the price of cars goes up from year to year the CPI does not count that as an increase? They say the added electronics and other gadgets add to the car value so the price is not counted as an increase in the CPI calculation.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:21 pm

After a decade of self-driving cars, maybe we can go ahead and take out the airbags and seat belts, and just leave the heatairconditioningstereosystemmovingseats. And, you know, other new features to occupy us since we're not driving it.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by pugchief » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:26 pm

Amazon is offering
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century Kindle Edition
free for a limited time. Not sure when it ends.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CATSONE/
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:08 pm

Neat! Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by dualstow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:55 pm

Good news everyone: AOC and Maxine Waters are going to oversee Wall Street.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by Reub » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:31 pm

"Another Tesla Model S Caught Fire After A Crash In Mexico"

http://jalopnik.com/another-tesla-model ... 1453376349

If this continues Tesla could go the way of the Edsel.
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Post by smurff » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:26 pm

pugchief wrote: Amazon is offering
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century Kindle Edition
free for a limited time. Not sure when it ends.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CATSONE/
Thanks, Pugchief.  I just got my free copy today, more than a month after you posted the details. ;D
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Post by smurff » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Reub wrote: "Another Tesla Model S Caught Fire After A Crash In Mexico"

http://jalopnik.com/another-tesla-model ... 1453376349

If this continues Tesla could go the way of the Edsel.
But then again,
“We were able to contact the driver quickly and are pleased that he is safe. This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury. He is appreciative of the safety and performance of the car and has asked if we can expedite delivery of his next Model S.”?
If a car's design let me walk away after smashing through a concrete wall and a tree, I too would want another one.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by Reub » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:22 pm

Third known Tesla fire:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStor ... d-20815482

Stock was down over 7% today and 23% in a month. I would sell and buy GM.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by Jan Van » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:32 am

I wonder how this compares to other makes/models.

In 2011 there were 187,500 highway vehicle fires.
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Re: Tesla Motors

Post by dualstow » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:13 am

Up 12% in premarket trading this morning. Wow!
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