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  • Send This Story to Everyone You Know Who Drives an Electric Car

    08/08/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Rush ^ | August 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story is for you. It’s from the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, we’re gonna link to this story at, and I want those of you out there to pass this story on to everybody you know that drives an electric car or a hybrid. I don’t...
  • Ten gigabattery scale battery factory projects in China, Europe and USA

    08/08/2017 3:08:03 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 14 replies
    nextbigfuture ^ | August 8, 2017 | brian wang
    Ten gigabattery scale battery factory projects in China, Europe and USA brian wang | August 8, 2017 |    A report published by Bloomberg Intelligence in June said factories planned by Chinese companies could have the battery capacity to produce more than 120 GWh by 2021 – enough to supply 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles. This will be over three times initial the battery cell capacity of the Tesla Gigafactory at 35 GWh.As of 2014, the projected capacity of Gigafactory for 2020 was to have been 35 gigawatt-hours per year of cells as well as 50 gigawatt-hours per year (5.7 MW) of battery...
  • Can we wean Elon Musk off government support already?

    08/08/2017 4:53:46 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    thehill ^ | 08/07/17 | JENNY BETH MARTIN
    Teslas new Model 3 has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. The critics seem to love it, and Tesla management says its already received deposits for 500,000 of the vehicles. Perhaps now Elon Musk can finally get his hand out of U.S. taxpayers wallets? Musk is, to be sure, an ideas man. Private, commercial space travel? Check. Washington to New York in less than half an hour in what he calls a hyperloop train that will travel at 800 miles per hour? Check. A new kind of tunneling engineering? Check. Solar energy? Check. Electric cars? Check, check. As...
  • Elon Musk Is A Very Creative Crony Capitalist

    08/08/2017 4:04:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.8.2017 | David Blackmon
    Elon Musk is a very creative guy. We all know it, and often admire it. Hes the guy whos going to colonize Mars, the guy whos going to roof your house with solar shingle and pave highways with solar pavers. Hes also the guy who is now bringing us the Tesla 3 electric motor car, his new, more compact and sporty model for which he claims to have already received 500,000 orders. Its all so wonderful, and his giant PR operation issues about 27 press releases a week bragging about his every move. Well, ok, not quote every move. Heres...
  • 63,000 People Have Canceled Their Tesla Model 3 Orders

    08/04/2017 3:46:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    During a quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that about 63,000 people have canceled their Tesla Model 3 orders over the past year. Total orders for the vehicle have fallen from 518,000 to 455,000, Musk said, according to Business Insider. But the drop in orders doesnt hurt Tesla too much: The electric-car company has averaged about 1,800 new Model 3 reservations per day since last Friday.
  • Tesla Model 3 early reviews: swoons, sticker shock

    07/31/2017 7:41:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 79 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 31, 2017 | Louis Hansen
    The Tesla Model 3 has arrived with a whoosh, leaving some tech and automotive writers breathless and blushing. Wired gasps its much more than an electric car. Mashable swoons the Model 3 is pretty damn awesome. Business Insider has a topper, saying the entire world will want this car. Others getting a few minutes behind the wheel Tesla limited exposure found it quite fetching. The first 30 cars were handed over to early supporters and employees Friday.
  • The car that actually changed the world had a much quieter rollout than Teslas Model 3

    07/29/2017 2:27:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 63 replies
    Quartz ^ | 29 July 2017 | Leslie Josephs i
    But Musk might be putting the cart before the horse. Ford didnt toot their own horns prematurely[They] thought it was an evolutionary model, but it was a revolutionary model,
  • Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Rolls Out Mass Market Model

    07/29/2017 5:18:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 07/29/2017 | BBC NEWS
    Electric car maker Tesla has rolled out its new Model 3 vehicle - the company's cheapest car to date. The first 30 customers - most of them employees of the company - received their cars on Friday. Chief executive Elon Musk said the Model 3 was the "best car for its cost, either electric or gasoline". Prices start at $35,000 (26,650), which the firm hopes will bring mass market interest. The price is still higher than that of rival electric car the Nissan Leaf, which starts at $30,680, or the hybrid Chevrolet Volt, which goes for $34,095.
  • For Tesla, Model 3 marks a big push and a big test

    07/23/2017 8:29:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | Louis Hansen | Louis Hansen
    Its new, sleek, fast and carries the hottest nameplate in the automotive world Tesla. Tesla collected nearly 400,000 reservations for its lower-priced Model 3 in the days following its unveiling last year. The Palo Alto electric vehicle maker proclaimed that time the week that electric vehicles went mainstream. But uncertainty still surrounds the fate of the all-electric Model 3, Teslas $35,000 sedan reaching its first customers Friday.
  • Tesla Battery, Subsidy and Sustainability Fantasies

    07/22/2017 9:39:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies ^ | July 22, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today’s cars emit about 3% of what their predecessors did. Then it was oil imports: electric vehicles (EVs) would reduce foreign dependency and balance of trade deficits. Bountiful oil and natural gas supplies from America’s hydraulic fracturing revolution finally eliminated that as an argument.Now the focus is on climate change. Every EV sale will help prevent assumed and asserted manmade temperature, climate and weather disasters, we’re told – even if their total sales represented less than 1% of all U.S. car and light truck...
  • Green Cronyism Gone Wild: It Looks Like The State Of California Is Bailing Out Tesla

    07/19/2017 10:32:20 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 18 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | July 19, 2017 | Wolf Richter
    The California state Assembly passed a $3-billion subsidy program for electric vehicles, dwarfing the existing program. The bill is now in the state Senate. If passed, it will head to Governor Jerry Brown, who has not yet indicated if hed sign what is ostensibly an effort to put EV sales into high gear, but below the surface appears to be a Tesla bailout. Tesla will soon hit the limit of the federal tax rebates, which are good for the first 200,000 EVs sold in the US per manufacturer beginning in December 2009 (IRS explanation). In the second quarter after the...
  • Tesla U.S. June Deliveries of Model S Plunged 37% from 2016 - and another pertinent diversion

    07/09/2017 4:47:50 PM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRISS W. STREET
    Teslas $57-per-share stock crash this week, after the company announced good news for the launch of its Model 3, seems even more justified with the release of Teslas poor June U.S. sales figures. The figures reveal that flagship Model S luxury sedan deliveries were down 37 percent from June 2016, and down 12.5 percent from June 2015. Breitbart News reported on July 3 that Elon Musk tweeted that Teslas first mass-market-vehicle had completed all National Transportation Safety Board qualifications, and a handover party would be held on July 28 to make 30 initial Model 3 customer deliveries. Musk stated that...
  • Tesla April registrations drop in key California market

    07/06/2017 8:01:55 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6 July 2017 | Marc Vartabedian
    Registrations of Tesla Inc vehicles in California, by far the largest market of the luxury electric car maker, fell 24 percent in April from a year ago, according to data from IHS Markit. The findings come as investors worry that demand for Tesla's luxury Model S sedan is waning ahead of the mass market Model 3 launch. Tesla earlier this week reported first-half global deliveries of its Model S and its Model X SUV at the low end of its own forecast, driving down the stock and raising questions about demand for the older models. Teslas share price more than...
  • Elon Musk: The world's population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares.

    07/06/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by jerod · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Hours Ago | 01:01 | David Gernon
    Elon Musk usually tweets about mundane topics, from LA traffic to Tesla projects. On Thursday he was more dire. "The world's population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care," Tesla's CEO tweeted to his nearly 10 million followers. He pointed to a November article in New Scientist magazine titled, "The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded." The piece, written by Fred Pearce points to Japan as a case study for what could go wrong in the relatively near future. Rather than a meltdown where the Earth's population outstrips the planet's ability to feed everyone,...
  • Tesla vehicle deliveries drop 10% in second quarter of 2017

    07/03/2017 5:15:31 PM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 24 replies
    With most investors focused on the rollout of its highly anticipated Model 3, Tesla announced lackluster second-quarter sales, due in part to supply issues with 100 kWh battery packs. "The Q2 Deliveries will be viewed as a negative by investors," said James Albertine, analyst with Consumer Edge Research. "But that story ... can be more than offset by the Model 3 in the second half of the year." Overall, Tesla delivered just over 22,000 vehicles in the second quarter, bringing its first half deliveries to 47,100, within the company's guidance of between 47,000 and 50,000 vehicles. What was the problem?...
  • Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

    06/21/2017 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 33 replies ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | James Delingpole
    The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And thats before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Teslas share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards combatting climate change. The report, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency, cannot easily be dismissed because it...
  • Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving

    06/21/2017 10:06:29 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 39 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 06/20/2017 | Anthony Watts
    Ooops, looks like those saving the planet Tesla snobs just got their eco-ride de-pimped From NyTeknik: h/t to Don Shaw (translated) Huge hopes have been tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive CO2 climate problem. But it turns out the the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production process of creating them. Several tons of carbon dioxide has been emitted, even before the batteries leave the factory. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency to investigate litium-ion batteries climate impact from a life cycle perspective. There are...
  • Auto parts manufacturer plans Lathrop plant, 100 jobs (California)

    06/17/2017 1:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | June 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell
    A South Korean company Simwon America Corp. has selected Lathrop as the location for its first manufacturing plant in the United States. The auto parts manufacturer is locating in the old Medline Distribution Center on DArcy Parkway right in the heart of Lathrops commercial and light industrial hub right behind the Tesla Facility. While details about the corporation which only filed its paperwork with the California Secretary of State last year are scare, speculation points to their operation potentially supplying Tesla with parts which would make it the first supporting business that has located to the...
  • Elon Musk Threatens to Quit Advisory Panel if Donald Trump Cuts Energy Taxes, Subsidies

    06/01/2017 5:49:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 42 replies ^ | 31 May 2017 | Neil Munro
    Elon Musk is threatening to resign from President Donald Trumps business advisory panel if he extracts Americans from the Paris Climate Agreement which indirectly subsidizes Musks multiple billion-dollar business projects. The Wednesday threat came after news reports announced that Trump has decided to quit the 2016 agreement, which critics say would increase energy costs for U.S. consumers, factories and workplaces. The threat was delivered via a pair of tweets from the entrepreneur, who has skillfully harnessed a variety of federal regulations to subsidize his Tesla electric-car company, his SolarCity energy company, and a Nevada battery factory. Trump is under huge...
  • Apple Potentially Targeting Tesla for Takeover, Says Citi Analyst

    05/13/2017 2:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 9, 2017 | Rob Stumpf
    Could Apple be gunning for an acquisition or merger with Tesla? A Citigroup analyst believes it's a possibilityespecially with Apple's huge cash reserve that has recently surpassed a quarter of a trillion dollars. With big things on the horizon for Tesla Motors, and cash burning a hole in Apples pocket, its an angle to consider. It's fair to say that Tesla wasn't the only company to appear in this forecast, made by Citigroup analyst Jim Suva. Netflix and Disney are two other big names tossed around in addition to the automaker. But Apple is currently working on a self-driving vehicle...