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(Marketwatch)   Despite recent stock market correction, Tesla shares are on fire   (blogs.marketwatch.com) divider line 23
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2014-08-09 04:24:54 PM  
I have an EV (not a Tesla, a Volt)- they are incredible. A Tesla was out of my price range, but they're really amazing pieces of technology, and I look forward to someday owning one or a similar pure EV as the price eventually falls for similar technology and more charging stations go online.

As it stands, I have more than 10K miles on my car and haven't purchased gas since 2013.

I love seeing Tesla do well despite legislation intended to make it harder for them to sell their cars.
 
2014-08-09 05:10:37 PM  
What correction? The DJIA was down 4.5% from it's peak on July 16th and closed a full 1% higher today. Whoopdie friggindee doo dah.
 
2014-08-09 05:24:54 PM  
Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.
 
2014-08-09 05:53:22 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.


Here I live in the Seattle metro, I literally can't drive more than a few miles without seeing a Tesla somewhere on the road.
 
2014-08-09 05:54:35 PM  
*Where I live

There's shiatload of Leafs out here, too.
 
2014-08-09 05:59:58 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.


I'm all for electric cars, but charging stations right now don't yet seem to be universal enough for someone who doesn't live in a detached home (or town home with garage) to comfortably own one. If the notion of recharging overnight is off the table, the convenience factor becomes a liability. I'm sure we'll get to the point where chargers are ubiquitous in the not-distant future, but we're not nearly there yet.
 
2014-08-09 06:09:06 PM  
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Hahahaha! Is funny because Tesla cars are perceived as always catching on fire!  They are like the Cuyahoga River of cars in the minds of most people!  Hahahahaha!  Ohhhhh!
 
2014-08-09 06:15:03 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.

I'm all for electric cars, but charging stations right now don't yet seem to be universal enough for someone who doesn't live in a detached home (or town home with garage) to comfortably own one. If the notion of recharging overnight is off the table, the convenience factor becomes a liability. I'm sure we'll get to the point where chargers are ubiquitous in the not-distant future, but we're not nearly there yet.


That is the problem for me owning one, the lack of charging stations in my apartment garage. Since electrics are so popular in my area, I'm hoping that by the time the Tesla 3 is available they will have installed some charging spaces in my garage.
 
2014-08-09 06:22:23 PM  

Cyclometh: I have an EV (not a Tesla, a Volt)- they are incredible. A Tesla was out of my price range, but they're really amazing pieces of technology, and I look forward to someday owning one or a similar pure EV as the price eventually falls for similar technology and more charging stations go online.

As it stands, I have more than 10K miles on my car and haven't purchased gas since 2013.

I love seeing Tesla do well despite legislation intended to make it harder for them to sell their cars.


I hope you support nuclear power.  Green energy isn't going to be able to support the current needs and Fartbongo is doing his damnedest to destroy the coal plants.
 
2014-08-09 06:23:12 PM  
Charging stations in apartments are a barrier for anyone who lives in one, it's true. I charge my Volt using the 110v charger thingy; I didn't bother with the expense of a charging station in my garage. But if I didn't have access to power where I park, it'd be impractical to own an EV.
 
2014-08-09 06:28:42 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Fartbongo


As soon as you said that, you immediately made it impossible to take anything you say seriously.

I don't bother debating with people whose positions are so entrenched that they use such terms. There's no point, since it is impossible anyone who does could consider any alternative to the opinions they already hold.

I'll give it this, though. There's an entire world of meaning encapsulated in that one word.
 
2014-08-09 06:50:06 PM  
Love the car, no idea about the stock. I'm short Solar City, but I wouldn't own a stake in Tesla one way or another. It's overvalued but I really love their product and I think the model x is going to be an amazing success.
 
2014-08-09 08:53:56 PM  
Going to get one as my next car, as I'm sick of looking like a dweeb in a Prius. The wife's panties will be dropping more often methinks.
 
2014-08-09 09:07:42 PM  
This thread jeremy clarkson approved. Or, might be, if he could legally discuss it further...

//seriously, though, the thing probably did run out of power quickly with the way you might drive on a racetrack. The problem with that figure was mis-representing that you'd get that little driving time if you were driving at city speeds
 
2014-08-09 09:47:20 PM  
Bought Tesla for $17 a share on IPO day, and sold at $75, Of course, with hindsight, had I put $5,000 into the stock back then and held onto it, I'd be able to buy a Model S and pay off my house today.

/Perfectly pleased with my Nissan LEAF.
//just rolled over 20,000 miles in 18-months of ownership.
 
2014-08-10 12:10:55 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.


I laughed at those shooting down electric, because technology never improves.
 
2014-08-10 06:37:50 AM  
Cyclometh:

I'll give it this, though. There's an entire world of meaning encapsulated in that one word.

Checks account creation dates: both 2003.

It's not like either one of you are new. Not sure why you'd bother responding.
 
GBB
2014-08-10 10:25:08 AM  

Cyclometh: I have an EV (not a Tesla, a Volt)- they are incredible. A Tesla was out of my price range, but they're really amazing pieces of technology, and I look forward to someday owning one or a similar pure EV as the price eventually falls for similar technology and more charging stations go online.

As it stands, I have more than 10K miles on my car and haven't purchased gas since 2013.

I love seeing Tesla do well despite legislation intended to make it harder for them to sell their cars.


Serious question: how has your power bill be affected?
 
2014-08-10 12:46:55 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.

Here I live in the Seattle metro, I literally can't drive more than a few miles without seeing a Tesla somewhere on the road.


I see Nissan Leafs all over the place in the Seattle metro area.
 
2014-08-10 12:48:01 PM  

Mad_Radhu: *Where I live

There's shiatload of Leafs out here, too.


Damn it! All I had to do was read the next comment. The...next...farking...comment.
 
2014-08-10 12:52:42 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Most of the arguments against electric are getting blown up, as ranges increase, prices fall, and chargers are being installed everywhere.  It's gone from a toy for the very rich to an everyday sight.  Pretty soon the idea of stopping to put fuel in your car will seem quaint, as most peoples' cars will top off every night.

I laughed at those shooting down electric, because technology never improves.


Exactly! I love the argument that electric cars won't ever work because the infrastructure isn't already built. It's like people think that there was a nationwide network of infrastructure supporting gasoline fueled cars before one car even rolled off the assembly line.
 
2014-08-10 03:06:06 PM  

GBB: Cyclometh: I have an EV (not a Tesla, a Volt)- they are incredible. A Tesla was out of my price range, but they're really amazing pieces of technology, and I look forward to someday owning one or a similar pure EV as the price eventually falls for similar technology and more charging stations go online.

As it stands, I have more than 10K miles on my car and haven't purchased gas since 2013.

I love seeing Tesla do well despite legislation intended to make it harder for them to sell their cars.

Serious question: how has your power bill be affected?


Around here, power costs are 8 cents per killowatt/hour, ranging to 11 cents per kWh if you use more than 600 in a month.

A 2012 Volt has a 16 kWh battery, but only discharges to 20% and charges to 80% (improves battery life and charging), so it has an effective 10 kWh of power reserve available.

I could run my Volt flat every day and charge it completely every night for $0.80 to $1.10 per night, which translates to about $25 to $35 on my bill. Of course, I don't actually do that, so in reality my power bill is barely affected- I'd say probably between $10 and $20 per month.

Full disclosure: there's also a small overhead of keeping it plugged in when it gets really hot or really cold because it will run the heating or cooling system while plugged in to keep the battery pack within a specific temperature range. But that's negligible.

The newer Volts have a slightly improved battery capacity, to about 11 kWh of usable charge. Teslas have a 56 kWh battery pack, according to their website. So if you had to completely recharge one every night you'd be looking at about sixty bucks on your electric bill per month around here. Again, that's not a realistic scenario, because most people don't run their battery flat every day.
 
2014-08-11 12:09:40 AM  

Cyclometh: Smeggy Smurf: Fartbongo

As soon as you said that, you immediately made it impossible to take anything you say seriously.

I don't bother debating with people whose positions are so entrenched that they use such terms. There's no point, since it is impossible anyone who does could consider any alternative to the opinions they already hold.

I'll give it this, though. There's an entire world of meaning encapsulated in that one word.


One word:  Chimpymcflightsuit
 
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