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2013-07-18 09:29:11 AM
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2013-07-18 11:58:30 AM
If you've got a little extra cash sitting around, invest in Tesla stock.

They will be the premier American car manufacturer in less than 10 years.

The only thing that can possibly slow them down is politics.  Between the Big 3, the UAW, the oil industry, and dealer lobbies, they'll do everything they can to stymie Tesla.

But the day that Tesla drops a 30k sedan that gets 200mph on a charge is the day the car industry changes forever.
 
2013-07-18 12:27:47 PM
Interesting to see the Model S factory in action.
But what really puts a smile on my face is driving the final product.
 
2013-07-18 12:43:15 PM
It's always fascinating watching cars built in a factory... I've been in dozens of factories, seen much of the technology used by Tesla in plants run by GM, Ford, Chrysler... amazing how far we've come.
 
2013-07-18 01:05:53 PM
I already see these everywhere here in CT where people seem to have unlimited funds. But wait til one of these can be had for Prius money, then you'll see a ton on the road.
 
2013-07-18 03:00:14 PM

StubePT: 30k sedan that gets 200mph


I suspect this is a typo. If not, just point me to the dick(s) I gotta suck to get one, and sign me up.
 
2013-07-18 03:14:37 PM

StubePT: The only thing that can possibly slow them down is politics. Between the Big 3, the UAW, the oil industry, and dealer lobbies, they'll do everything they can to stymie Tesla.


Hears that!
www.filmesraros.com
(I thought the real guy would be too obscure for fark)
 
2013-07-18 03:22:52 PM

BEER_ME_in_CT: I already see these everywhere here in CT where people seem to have unlimited funds. But wait til one of these can be had for Prius money, then you'll see a ton on the road.


I've seen a few dozen since March, mostly black but a few white,  They look every bit as good as a Ferrari or Austin Martin and accelerate like silent demons.
 
2013-07-18 03:24:36 PM

StubePT: If you've got a little extra cash sitting around, invest in Tesla stock.

They will be the premier American car manufacturer in less than 10 years.

The only thing that can possibly slow them down is politics.  Between the Big 3, the UAW, the oil industry, and dealer lobbies, they'll do everything they can to stymie Tesla.

But the day that Tesla drops a 30k sedan that gets 200mph on a charge is the day the car industry changes forever.


Well, they already have a $30,000 model in the plans. There's the roadster, the luxury one, and then the more "budget" version, although it's still a bit out of my range. Wish I'd invested the day they released the farking roadster...
 
2013-07-18 04:01:23 PM

studs up: www.filmesraros.com
(I thought the real guy would be too obscure for fark)


www.wired.com

Yeah, because so many more people saw that blockbuster Tucker than the little art house movie Iron Man
 
2013-07-18 04:54:40 PM
Do they explode like Michael Hasting's Mercedes?
 
2013-07-18 05:23:48 PM
There's a bunch of 'em around here (Hudson/Bergen County, NJ). They're GORGEOUS.
 
2013-07-18 11:50:38 PM
I sure hope Tesla shares the onboard computer data with car owners.  I don't care if it shares the data with the manufacturer, as long as I get to see it too.

/ You'll have better luck communicating with your ex from twenty years ago than with the computer on a new GM truck.  I refuse to buy a machine that treats me like I'm an asshole.
 
2013-07-19 12:58:42 AM

Shryke: StubePT: 30k sedan that gets 200mph

I suspect this is a typo. If not, just point me to the dick(s) I gotta suck to get one, and sign me up.


It's being developed right now.
 
2013-07-19 01:16:19 AM

StubePT: They will be the premier American car manufacturer in less than 10 years.

The only thing that can possibly slow them down is politics.


Tesla will stop being an overpriced niche company when those batteries can be manufactured cheaper, and when they can be hotswapped. No matter how well-made each car is, they can't be consumed en masse because the infrastructure isn't there to support it. I would happily buy one, except that I have exactly zero f*cking ways to charge it.
 
2013-07-19 01:51:37 AM
Tesla already has battery hotswapping

The infrastructure is coming, it's just that we have one car maker doing it and all the others trying to concern-troll them and FUD them out of existence.

We have to start somewhere.  The interstate freeway system began with a first mile of pavement somewhere.  And I would guess those who sensed the change in the wind were the same ones saying "that's just ridiculous, a road that goes nowhere, there isn't a single car using that tax-money boondoogle".  While at the same time selling out of small-town America while they still could.

The EV is just hitting critical mass now.  In another twenty years, our world will be different.
 
2013-07-19 02:23:27 AM

studebaker hoch: Tesla already has battery hotswapping.


Well, now that I can pull the battery and carry it up into my apartment to charge overnight, I guess I'll go out and buy a Tesla. Wait, you mean that was a demo of something at a Tesla factory? Which is not available at chain gas stations, because it uses proprietary Tesla technology?

On a whim, I checked out the map on their site of their proprietary maintenance stations where you can get this heavy automated machinery to detach and replace parts of the car's underbody. Even their most optimistic estimate doesn't show a potential future location close enough for me to use. By the time I got to the closest one and back, I would have to recharge again.

I loved this bit about the regular charging:
What should I do if all Supercharger stalls are occupied when I arrive?

Check to see if current users have left contact information on their dashboard and give them a call. Most customers charge for 20 to 60 minutes.


If I ever happen to move to one of the Tesla-brand areas of the country, I'll mortgage my soul to buy one of their cars. Or if I ever win the lottery and am able to afford a house with a garage.
 
2013-07-19 03:18:11 AM

OscarTamerz: studs up: www.filmesraros.com
(I thought the real guy would be too obscure for fark)

[www.wired.com image 660x467]

Yeah, because so many more people saw that blockbuster Tucker than the little art house movie Iron Man


I don't think you get the joke sensitive sally. (Hint: Nothing is obsure on Fark)
 
2013-07-19 03:18:55 AM
or obscure....
d'oh
 
Xai
2013-07-19 04:48:19 AM
HotWingAgenda:

I guess they have to start somewhere - the fact that no-one is helping them is what impresses me - I think that when they reach a critical mass, then the battery swapping machines will be just like gas pumps - stations will buy them to charge car owners a fee for the swap.


If you think about it, it's a better business model than a gas station - pay up front for equipment, but charge a 50% profit margin and still charge less than a gas fill up.
 
2013-07-19 12:16:57 PM

HotWingAgenda: StubePT: They will be the premier American car manufacturer in less than 10 years.

The only thing that can possibly slow them down is politics.

Tesla will stop being an overpriced niche company when those batteries can be manufactured cheaper, and when they can be hotswapped. No matter how well-made each car is, they can't be consumed en masse because the infrastructure isn't there to support it. I would happily buy one, except that I have exactly zero f*cking ways to charge it.


You have no power outlets?  The thing has a number of ways to charge.  Traditional 110~120v is just the slowest method.  Pretty sure most dryers are 240 and that charges faster, and other options just go up from there on the speed to recharge.
 
2013-07-19 06:57:14 PM
This company CAN'T fail.  Consumer reports gave it a 99 out of 100 score, that's UNHEARD of.  This factory looks more advanced than most factories in europe, bout fricken time an american car company put some GOT-DAMNED technology into building cars.  There is so much technology behind this car, and every behind the scenes video amazes me (that chassis is like indestructible).
 
2013-07-19 07:33:15 PM

toyotaboy: This company CAN'T fail.  Consumer reports gave it a 99 out of 100 score, that's UNHEARD of.  This factory looks more advanced than most factories in europe, bout fricken time an american car company put some GOT-DAMNED technology into building cars.  There is so much technology behind this car, and every behind the scenes video amazes me (that chassis is like indestructible).


said "toyotaboy"?
There going to make you change your alt.
But yeah, I agree. It's nice to see someone ahead of the curve in America for once in a long while.
 
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