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Old 05-22-2019, 02:40 PM   #1208 (permalink)
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Tesla failure

Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
Tesla has done amazing things and it would be an absolute tragedy for the company to fail because they don't focus on the economics of it all.

It seems crazy, but there is not a comparable substitute for a Tesla right now. Not when you include manufacturing volume. Features, performance, cost, and availability. I don't see any other mfg keeping pace. Plenty of them could, or maybe have plans to, but currently a Tesla is the best EV you can buy.
I watched an interview with Elon Musk,and he said that (and I'm paraphrasing),that he wasn't that concerned about being run out of business,if it meant that a more capable entity would provide a like product,at a better value than Tesla could.Musk wants to replace internal combustion with zero-carbon,electrically-powered automobiles,which can generally meet the needs of motorists.
Any informed investor would recognize when and if Tesla were compromised as a business model,and an automatic margin call would dump their stock,protecting their capital.
If the 'legacy' carmakers can build a zero-carbon, internal combustion car,then there'll be no need for electric cars.
Last night on CBS News,a new report said we're now looking at a 9F mean average surface temperature increase by 2100.
When Henry Ford's Model T first went in sale in 1908,it's price was in the neighborhood of $685.By the time they pulled the plug on its production in 1927,it was selling for $285.After R&D and Tooling and training is paid for,there's a potential for cost/price reduction,for every additional year the Tesla products stay in production.In the 1980s,Ford was still using holdover components from the 1964-1/2 Mustang on their new Mustangs.American Motors was famous for this trick.
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