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At the Marina Del Rey delivery center last night, just as I was finishing signing my paperwork, my delivery specialist said "Alright, let's take you out to your car." At that very moment, another employee came up to him and said, "Actually Franz is going to take him to the car."
The first thought that crossed my mind was "Franz.. as in, von...
OK. OK. I'm home...LOL
Impressions of the Model 3
Fremont delivery center: Really nice facility. No public charging but that's nitpicking. You check in and they tell you to have a coffee and a seat while they get your DS. Good baristas and all the usual coffee drinks available as well as tea and hot chocolate. The menu has a "Ludicrous Latte"...
Just read the Electrek story on the Model 3 delivery. You are all fabulous. Tesla fulfils bucket list of dying man by delivering his Model 3 early
I wish you all could have shared in the experience today. We all were tearing up at different points. Seeing Jon walking along, deep in conversation, carrying the oxygen generator while walking and talking ... everyone throughout Tesla lit up with smiles, it was amazing. (The private tour went so long that we ran the golf cart (non-Tesla)...
Just a bit OT but, after hours and sort of Father's Day-ish.
My kid has been working the GA4 line. I won't reveal much since I think that's prudent.
But some color:
Prob sweetest/nerdiest of my 3 kids. Also, most accident prone.
Brilliant. Got fancy-school post grad quant degree in one year, now on way to PhD studies and stopped off at Tesla...
With the recent allegations by some Tesla drivers on the failure of Autopilot on their cars and the media jumping on those incidents, this is a quick primer for every Tesla driver (including spouses, siblings, sons and daughters) and Laura MacCleery, VP of Consumer Policy and Mobilization for Consumer Reports:
Autopilot by definition is a...
So, I just finished some initial testing of my latest modification to the yellow P85 (the one that has retrofitted autopilot hardware). Haven't gotten a lot of pics or videos together yet (roads have been wet from melting snow, so not great conditions for testing), but I can't resist sharing some initial details.
So far the car is a ~570HP...
Over the past month or so I'd been doing some photoshops of the Model 3 in different colors in one of the threads here. Someone suggested we make a downloadable brochure with only the official Tesla colors. It seemed others liked the idea as well. I went ahead and thought it might be a decent idea to put a website together for this...
Today marks the completion of a 2-year wait for a Model 3. It's been a really long wait. So much anticipation. I've literally scoured google daily for Model 3 news for 2 years. And now there's a Model 3 in my garage, and I didn't think I'd have that many problems, but I do. Here goes....
1) I have this Hyundai Sonata that I dunno if I...
Alan -- we're on it. Will see if we can help.
Alright guys, help me out with my thinking here.
The key figure in Q1 earnings that was overlooked is how operating expenses are barely increasing.
Q1 2018 operating expenses = $1.05B
Compared to a year ago Q1 2017 = $925M
So in the course of a year, Tesla’s quarterly operating expenses grew just $125M. And this is while going from zero...
Profit and Beyond
As long as Tesla depends on access to capital to survive, it will have certain characteristics of a financial company - venerable to short sellers and market sentiment.(and often times market sentiment caused by short sellers) This was part of the downfall for Solarcity. Because of this, the Moody's downgrade(potentially...
I appreciate all the expressions of sympathy. I did not have rear-facing trunk seats. My daughters were in the normal second row, with their seat belts on. At the time of the accident, my car was stopped on the freeway (as was the traffic ahead of me). I believe the car that rear-ended me was traveling at roughly normal highway speeds.
After what seems like forever, I am finally driving my own Tesla !
Model 3 delivered today.
Just in time for my birthday too !
"Leave Tesla Alone"
"It's possible to walk into a dealership and buy a car that drives itself on the freeway about as safely as you would if you were driving the thing. That car also doesn't use gasoline. And it's as fast in the quarter-mile as a Corvette Stingray. The future is here, as William Gibson once said; it's just unevenly...
Just an observation:
Many people here and on wall street seem not to be able to realize the notion that a persons motivation can reach beyond enrichment. When it is inferred that some sort of scam is occurring where Tesla is concerned is a reflection of the person making the charge rather than reality.
The mission is: accelerating the advent...
Chicago Tribune - this evening:
Chicago taps Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed transit tunnels that would tie Loop with O'Hare
“We’re taking a bet on a guy who doesn’t like to fail — and his resources. There are a bunch of Teslas on the road. He put SpaceX together. He’s proven something,” Emanuel said of Musk. “The risk — with no...
Today is a bittersweet day for me since I took delivery my Model 3 but this will also be my last post on TMC for reasons explained later.
First, trip down memory lane:
Late March 2016
I got in a line at 4am, with a bunch of crazy tesla fanboys like myself!
So I was moderately high up the queue.
I got impatient, so I...
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Time for my favorite game.
“The honeymoon is over for the iPhone.”
Tim Moynihan, Crave, the Gadget Blog from Cnet 11 January 2007
“Again, I have said this before and I will say it again; Apple has done the industry an enormous favor because they basically told the world expect a media player as a software feature on a good smartphone. As the...