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PlanMaestro

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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2013, 01:18:14 PM »
You might consider stiffing us on the tip and post a bad review on Yelp.

Well, if Eric likes the car that must count for something.


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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2013, 01:27:48 PM »
speaking of Tesla..I justed moved to Bellevue, Washington and noticed they have a store in the mall.

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« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2013, 01:31:22 PM »
You might consider stiffing us on the tip and post a bad review on Yelp.

Well, if Eric likes the car that must count for something.

I just keep getting lazier and lazier.  I had to take two of our cars in to get serviced and it's just a hassle when you get to three or four cars.  In this neighborhood you regularly see Maseratis and Bentleys.  It's a very strange neighborhood.  But now I see Tesla S cars quite frequently.  It has rapidly gained acceptance here as a luxury car, where the hoity toity crowd buys cars like shoes.  I have a front row seat to see what the luxury vehicle trend is.  Sort of like counting rail cars.

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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2013, 01:49:56 PM »
I guess Tesla is worth, at most, only a niche brand valuation then.
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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2013, 02:15:30 PM »
I wouldn't feel comfortable owning the stock, but I like the idea of owning the car.

Other ways of making money with less chance of failure (like my BofA shares).

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« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2013, 02:18:54 PM »
It looks like they've updated their page with projections for the new supercharger stations at various completion intervals through end of 2015:

http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger


Tesla Superchargers represent the most advanced charging technology in the world, capable of charging Model S nearly 20x faster than competing EVs. Our second generation Supercharging technology, available soon at all Supercharger stations, reduces charging time by 30% and provides half a charge in just 20 minutes.
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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2013, 02:42:15 PM »
And I wouldn't feel comfortable having a Bank of America checking account, but I like the stock.

I wouldn't feel comfortable owning the stock, but I like the idea of owning the car.

Other ways of making money with less chance of failure (like my BofA shares).
« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 02:51:14 PM by PlanMaestro »

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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2013, 05:24:34 PM »
And I wouldn't feel comfortable having a Bank of America checking account, but I like the stock.

I wouldn't feel comfortable owning the stock, but I like the idea of owning the car.

Other ways of making money with less chance of failure (like my BofA shares).

I own BofA stock and use their many products at the bank (checking/saving/credit card).
Both winning proposition for me.

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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2013, 05:28:20 PM »
PlanMaestro - Agreed!

Eric - for president! :)

Brilliant idea, however I think someone(s) is(are) going to want to get paid before the mainstream switch happens to electric, but it will happen! I am reminded of the famous investor that said to look for businesses that forever change the paradigm in its field! Does anyone remember who this was?

For example..the paradigms would be the only way to build bridges and buildings are with brick and mortar or concrete, then came Carnegie steel! The only way to light the streets was with a gas lamp..then came Edison and Tesla with the lightbulb! The only way to rent a movie is to go to blockbuster or movie gallery or something...then came netflix! Now comes Tesla with the electric car..The only way to drive a good car is to use one that runs on gasoline.....I should have known better! I think the question now is can this become widely popular and be highly favored? More immediately for today..can this at least become profitable? I think in terms of its paradigm shifting ability!





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Re: TSLA - Tesla Motors
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2013, 10:13:58 AM »
The Long Road Ahead for Tesla


http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/the-long-road-ahead-for-tesla/

The chief executive of Tesla, Elon Musk, has to sell 540,000 electric vehicles a year. At least that is what may be needed for the automaker to be worth $43 billion, according to a Breakingviews calculator.

Reaching that stock market valuation by 2022 is one target in Mr. Musk’s long-term incentive plan. Hitting that and 10 operational targets could, on simplified assumptions, bag him up to $1.8 billion.


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