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    Off topic galore

    A few years ago I saw an aerial photo of a UK block of flats after a storm with a long row of garages behind. All the garages had had their roofs torn off and the garages were exposed...... The garages were all FULL but it was with storage and junk - barely any cars...! No wonder the roads look...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Yeah licking my wounds here....earlier this year I thought it wise to 'diversify' my share holdings which were all in Tesla (since 2014) So I pulled out $35k from Tesla and invested in Cathie and Tasha at ARK. Tesla up nearly 50% and ARK down 25% or something - painful I should have just...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Whilst things seem to be fairly quiet and taking in account the brains and experience on this thread, please may I ask a question related to V2H/V2G? I'm planning on converting my home-built sportscar to an EV but it will only be used infrequently for fun. This means that there will be 15kWh...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    In the past I've been frustrated by how crappy micro cars were and wondered why some better manufacturers didn't market really classy small cars for those who want a small foorprint but not a rubbish car. Then along came Audi with the A2 and subsequent 'luxury' small cars - appealing for many...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Despite reading this forum regularly, I may have missed this discussion. When Sandy Munro was asking for 'interesting' cars to tear down (he ended up speculating about the Cybertruck), I was shouting for him to tear down a Chinese Model 3 to see if and how it is different to the his earlier...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Funny how one can get such conflicting views of Tesla. Read this thread and it is euphoria, swop to the Model Y thread and there are people posting that Tesla make rubbish cars full of defects not worthy of a modern car. JD Power posting Tesla near the bottom for delivery defects followed by...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I might have missed it but can anyone give me a link to the streaming of the Senator drinking her urine? Bet she replaced it with Koolaid!
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I reckon it is from 2017 - Lutz mentions Tesla making 100k cars a year and trots out all the old gargabe - Assembly tent; alien dreadnought; no profitability etc etc. Unable to raise funds etc. Lutz has not 'got it' for years.... Question for me is why InsideEVs should run it now highlighting...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I have followed Tesla since 2013 and bought my first shares at $100 and have since acquired more along the way. I am long and Hodl-ing …..One day I'll get a Tesla – maybe even from share profit! For 6 years through the Model S motor whining; the Model X delays and hubris; the Model 3 painful...
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    Is single peice casting a good or bad thing?

    FSD cars won't crash! Pity about the other idiots but it'd be their insurance...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    You do wonder how the cultural bent influences this. I don't think it is unrelated that the US has a big motor/petrol culture; Italy has Ferrari/Maserati/Lambo/et al and Germany has always prided itself on its car industry and specifically its advanced ICE cars...………. Maybe the manufacturers...
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    It puzzles me why Tesla cannot get quality control right?

    As a Tesla shareholder and potential Tesla owner, I am both bewildered and irritated by these QC issues and wish Third Row or someone at an ER event would directly ask Elon about this. Maybe they have but I haven't seen the response from the horse's mouth..... It feels to me like someone has...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I've been pondering the public response and thereafter the regulators' response to the obviously cleaner air when we get to the end of lockdown. I have this deep sense that the young 'Gretas' and health practitioners of the world will not sit by quietly whilst the world just re-pollutes its...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I do really wonder what will happen if the seriously reduced traffic in many cities results in far cleaner air quality and then things try to 'return to normal' in, what 3-6 months?, a year? As ICE cars reappear en masse the degradation in air quality will be apparent to all and sundry very...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Watching this corona drama from afar - on a farm at the tip of Africa (and even then we have started having cases here in South Africa) Was pondering last night at what point is the medicine/cure more of a problem than the illness? If the world economy is trashed while the emergency measures...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Just been scanning through the pages of glee and reflection so I may have missed these points by others. Clearly there are going to be a lot of shocked and disgruntled bears around but I wonder how Mercedes are feeling? Considering the problems Mercedes seems to be having with the EQC, they...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    When I listened to Sandy Munro talking about the simplicity of the Cybertruck and the low capex cost to produce 50k units a year, the thought crossed my mind that maybe just scaling that production line may be more cost effective than going for the full 600k per year production line? Maybe all...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Do you want us to include the 15 units from the Berlin factory in Dec '20 as well?
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    CyberBakkie for Christmas

    My mate Ritchie wants an EV bakkie (Pick-up/Truck) but is sick of waiting so I made him one for his stocking this year.....
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    ALL CyberTruck discussion

    Here's one I made earlier.... Sorry about the lack of CGI skills so cut-and-paste it is. Cyber Robo-Taxi
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    ALL CyberTruck discussion

    Looking at the magical simplicity of the Cybertruck form and seeing people already copying it in cardboard and steel (in varying scales) makes me wonder if it would not be really easy to make longer/shorter/narrower versions by merely reprogramming the laser cutting and folding machines. Various...
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    What changes to production Cybertruck ?

    Off the current air suspension topic.... I am pondering the idea of having a convex curved aero foil section across the roof at the high ridge to redirect the air flow running up the flat windscreen to over the rear slope above the vault. This should improve the drag coefficient and visually...
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    Cybertruck Paper Model

    Now to do with a sheet of s/s....... In 1/18th scale.
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    Unsworth Vs Musk defamation trial

    Ditto my experience in the 60/70s in South Africa. But Australia is very strange..... when I lived there in the 80/90s, you could go to a party where the women were in the kitchen (!) And the men elsewhere. When I hung around the food table (in the hallway) to meet/ chat up women the blokes...
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    What changes to production Cybertruck ?

    After my initial shock and bewilderment, I have grown quite partial to the CT. It could replace almost all our vehicles on our 'lifestyle' farm. It is still too long for our environment (South African 'bakkies' - pick-ups - are far smaller but still look huge on the road!) Width/height most...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Hello all, After being shocked and bewildered by the Cybertruck event, I'm following the crowd in slowly 'coming around' - beginning to love it! I now realize that the whole broken window thing was the huge joke (not the design) and must have left Frans and Elon wetting themselves backstage...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    My guesses re the Cybertruck:- Very cab- forward allowing low front screen so great view of the terrain. Also very long load deck - better than all competitors. Available in single/ double AND triple cab (8- seater) - still with a useable load deck. Long wheelbase for big battery. Really...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Yeah looking for Model X sites and 'accidentally' ended up on an X-rated site and that was the first video up...……..!
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Just back from 2 weeks in London - some anecdotal comments. More EVs around than a year ago and quite a few Teslas - surprisingly mainly Model X. Only three Model 3s. Picked up a hire car and said I'd wanted an EV but they were almost impossible to rent. The assistant then pointed out a Model...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Sometimes I do seriously worry whether some dickhead who has been 'hurt' by Tesla or SpaceX doesn't resort to 'assassination' of Elon or some other pivotal person...………….. Does anyone know what precautions Elon and co take? He seems to be often 'out there' and exposed. What a grim world we...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Maybe Tesla could add a 'wagon' version of the Model Y too (so a boxy SUV) which would satisfy a huge number of people who would willingly sacrifice a bit of range for more practicality in the long run. I've always imagined that we'd end up with a Model Y as the most suitable for our needs (X...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Well if it is small ones count me in as a 'tiny one buying the dip'! Despite the mad volatility I have done OK with Tesla shares - only one batch under water @$288; the rest - 105; 210; and two at about the current value. And when I had to sell a bunch fortuitously it was at $355 (sold at $355...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I watch on all this mayhem with bated breath (as a believer and small investor - which I don't mind losing for the 'cause') This are maybe naïve questions as I'm not sure how it all works..... If Tesla can produce and sell x number of cars and be profitable (albeit at a reduced amount) can...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    As someone who does NO social media at all, the whole concept puzzles me..... But wouldn't it be better if Tweets were held 'In abeyance' for, say, 15 minutes and then the Tweeter was asked to clarify that they definitely wanted to post the tweet before it went live? Or do I live in some...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    When I was living in the UK, I found the best way to deal with the weather was to NEVER read the forecasts…………. If they said "Nice tomorrow" and it was crap; you'd end up feeling despondent; if they said "Clearing up after midday " and it didn't, you'd feel cheated; if they said "Miserable...
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    Skabooshka's Model 3 Production Numbers

    I went to restaurant yesterday and the charming waitress and I got talking. I asked how often she has rude and/or unpleasant customers and she said about 5% of the time so I asked how she dealt with that. She said that she was especially nice to them and tried to have them leave happier than...
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    Thoughts on EVs and our i3 after 9 months

    Last year I posted a topic "Help -would an i3 suit us?" as we were desperate to get an EV (after years of waiting) and as we are in South Africa, the only car available (excl the Leaf) was the i3. Hardly suitable when living on a farm and far from shops etc! The new 94ah version had just enough...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    As a Tesla/EV watcher (and smallish Tesla shareholder), I get a sense that we are ALL entering uncharted waters with little useful guidance – this is the beginning of real disruption but so much is unknown (I imagine even a analytical genius like Elon is guessing quite a lot – SpaceX must be...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Dunno if this has been asked without serious post trawling - can judge Nathan hold a closed hearing to avoid the media mayhem - or, at least, slow it down? Could the judge request that trading in TSLA was suspended for a period to avoid massive sp swings either way? Maybe daft questions but...
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    Model Y vs 3 Comparision

    After getting over my surprise that it is just a higher and slightly bigger 3, I decided I liked it and I think it'll be a raving success. Having said that, we won't get it which is what I'd been anticipating as we want a boxier SUV with chunky dimensions, big tyres and great ground clearance...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Oh I don't know Karen... When Desiree Wilson was racing F1 cars in England, I heard her happily say:- " Jeez you have to have huge balls to go flat round that corner" She'd then add to the bemused audience: - " I've got strap-ons…!"
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Slightly OT but I could not think where I could post it...…..to brighten the day (in the face of SEC clouds)
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Further to the recent comments on FUD in the US media, I can point out that here in South Africa where there is very little news about EVs and minimal FUD (although sadly the auto magazines are a bit 'negative'), the average person I speak to about our i3 and EVs in general are VERY positive...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    The only advertising that I think would be productive for Tesla would be adverts that directly attacked the persistent FUD and/or lies in some clever/comical/informative way (as distinct form conventional advertising) And, possibly, ads that generally promoted EVs and sustainable energy - even...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    As a long time Tesla follower and small time (long term) investor, I am, for the first time really, flummoxed by the current state of affairs - "Seizing defeat from the jaws of victory"...… Here we have international exporting of the M3 en masse; the upgraded and impressive Supercharger...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    For me it is the meaning of "IN" within that tweet. Did it mean/ imply "within" or "during"? In which case if the annualized production could be 500k vehicles at some point in 2019, it is creditable. It did not say the 500k would happen over 2019 in total. Unless one wishes to read it so...
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    Jaguar I-Pace

    PS The I-Pace is also a fair bit smaller and lower than I'd imagined so not an SUV really - coupe hatchback more like. But I do like it in lots of ways - just not enough to buy so I still wait for the Model Y
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    Jaguar I-Pace

    Speaking for myself who was dead keen on an iPace couple of years ago.....even got the plate! The first shock was the price as I thought it would be 10-15% up on the F-Pace which I could cope with. Then I read about the real world range and efficiency and went "Hmmm...?!" Now I see that Tata...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Goodness (wtf actually) this thread moves so fast it is dangerous to have a night's sleep! After scanning through the latest batch of new pages I see lots of hand wringing/intellectualizing/speculating about the price drop/demand/production numbers etc. Everyone trying to second guess Elon...

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