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  1. callmesam

    Options trading strategy/advice

    Friends, I have a fellow Tesla owner and shareholder that believes in Tesla's short and long term prospects, but is more of a betting man than myself. He's currently in shares in a brokerage account with 95% of his wealth in TSLA shares, some on margin. This is way more complex than my setup...
  2. callmesam

    Cybertruck and the Baja 1000

    Zach and Jesse at Now You Know sponsored a Model 3 up Pike's Peak. This is something they might be interested in sponsoring if you can figure out the charging.
  3. callmesam

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I know Alex and he has some criticisms of Tesla's approach to both Autopilot and Autonomy. Niedermeier is a flack for Waymo and a bunch of "autonomy" companies that are 5-10 years behind Tesla. I met and talked to him at a party in January 2018 CES a few days after taking delivery of my...
  4. callmesam

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Model 3 was on time. Deliveries began in July 2017 to employees and I took delivery in December 2017. "Musk is "fairly confident" that deliveries will begin by the end of 2017" This is the Tesla Model 3, coming in 2017 for $35,000.
  5. callmesam

    Porsche Mission E

    Journalism? (Full Disclosure: Porsche flew me from Nuernberg, Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark, fed me fancy food, and put me up in three hotels along the route to Hamburg).
  6. callmesam

    Compete with Taycan on Nurburgring?

    Since this thread is within the 2020 Roadster “area” nobody and I mean nobody cares what rationalizations you made. This isn’t the Raven section. This is about the ass-beating delivered to A Porsche “prototype” by the Model S plaid “prototype”. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  7. callmesam

    Compete with Taycan on Nurburgring?

    Breakfast crow anyone? 7:23 is faster than 7:42, right? Tesla Model S beats Porsche Taycan's Nurburgring lap by ~20 secs: German auto mag
  8. callmesam

    Supercharger - Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Place (LIVE 19 Feb 2019, 14 urban stalls)

    Drove the lot last weekend and there were no tell-tale signs.
  9. callmesam

    Supercharger - Fort Stockton, Texas

    Finally . . . you can die a happy man.
  10. callmesam

    Buttershrimp's FSD Coast to Coast Event- "Ride or Die"

    In addition to the 12 Superchargers, there are 20 additional HPWCs and 3rd Party Chargers.
  11. callmesam

    Buttershrimp's FSD Coast to Coast Event- "Ride or Die"

    What about Hawthorne SpaceX Supercharger(the birth of the rocket) to Canaveral? I'm in!
  12. callmesam

    TSLA Market Action: 2018 Investor Roundtable

    BP purchased Chargemaster for $200M. 6500 (mostly slow) change points in one country Only 140,000 EVs in the UK. Whereas, Tesla has 320 Supercharging Stalls. Estimating 300-600 Destination Charging locations (perhaps with multiple stalls) So how does that help us to value the Tesla...
  13. callmesam

    Supercharger - Santa Monica, CA (LIVE 18 Feb 2022, 62 V3 stalls)

    Take a look at the Culver City red paint and Tesla will be fine. And zero evidence that current fee structure isn't getting the job done. I drive by this location multiple times per week and there's still nothing doing :-(
  14. callmesam

    General Discussion: 2018 Investor Roundtable

    Huh? Politico is a right-wing rag funded by ULA and Frackers.
  15. callmesam

    Serious security issue with phone as a key

    TURN OFF BLUETOOTH You left the key in the car. What did you expect would happen?
  16. callmesam

    Supercharger - Santa Monica, CA (LIVE 18 Feb 2022, 62 V3 stalls)

    Well . . . I'll go out on a limb and guess that: 1. Tesla will have some outdoor tables for anyone that wants to sit and dine, and 2. The weather in Santa Monica will allow alfresco 300+ days per years.
  17. callmesam

    Supercharger - Santa Monica, CA (LIVE 18 Feb 2022, 62 V3 stalls)

    Actually, this site is less than 1 mile from the 10 Freeway and less than 3 miles from the 405. This is pretty typical.
  18. callmesam

    Supercharger - Santa Monica, CA (LIVE 18 Feb 2022, 62 V3 stalls)

    Took some pictures this morning of the site.
  19. callmesam

    General Discussion: 2018 Investor Roundtable

    Delivery completed. AMAZING. I'm loading up the truck to get some more shares. If Tesla delivers 250,000 Model 3, they double the size of their fleet in a single year. If they manage to sell 400,000 cars, then the world will be on fire for Tesla. I'm as convinced as the day I purchased my...
  20. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    Many thanks for the feedback. Another (respected by me) auto journalist emailed and asked me to hold off until he arrives in Los Angeles in a few days. Based on the poor quality of Jalopnik (clickbait/trolling) I'm going to pass on giving them access.
  21. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    Nope. I've never had an issue that Tesla wouldn't (eventually) fix. I'm not worried about a scratch. I don't want to be a part of an article about a scratch.
  22. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    They want to come to the delivery.
  23. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    Thanks for the feedback. I guess my main concern is participating in a hit-piece. What if there is a paint scratch . . . Thanks for the feedback. My initial thought was yes. Then I got concerned. P.S. I'm doing it anonymously if I decide to provide the access.
  24. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    Hi Guys. Haven't posted in a while, but wanted the perspective from this board in particular. I’m letting the wisdom of crowds decide if I allow Jalopnik access, but It’s not looking good. Tesla Model S60 on Twitter I’m not trying to be cute, but the coverage of Tesla by Jalopnik has been...
  25. callmesam

    Supercharger - Baker, CA (40 V2 stalls)

    Yes. Thanks. That's the 2nd time I've made that mistake. And I'm a +1 for the event. o_O Nothing in the plans or pictures I've seen so far. Which is why my desire is high for this to be true, but confidence, now, is low.
  26. callmesam

    Supercharger - Baker, CA (40 V2 stalls)

    I am getting this feeling that two key Supercharger openings in Baker and Kettleman City may enable some city pairs for Tesla Semi announcement on November 15. 190 miles Long Beach to Baker. 195 miles Long Beach to Kettleman City. 180 miles Fremont to Kettleman City.
  27. callmesam

    Supercharger - Burbank, CA - North Third Street (LIVE 14 Sep 2017, 20 V2 stalls)

    I did my very best to get the entire setup. I also saw the Tesla vehicles in the garage area adjacent. Burbank Service Center is way too small for the Valley.
  28. callmesam

    Supercharger - Baker, CA (40 V2 stalls)

    What is the active business on the property?
  29. callmesam

    Improving Supercharger Availability $0.40 idle fee

    Falling asleep while Supercharging is pretty common. So is overcooked meat. Heart attacks, ambulance rides and flaming hair . . . may have a somewhat lessor frequency than feeling sleepy or preferring medium-rare. But feel free to start a thread of unusual occurrences.
  30. callmesam

    Improving Supercharger Availability $0.40 idle fee

    Refers to my previous comment about falling asleep while charging and over cooked steak making me late. :-)
  31. callmesam

    Improving Supercharger Availability $0.40 idle fee

    Since both of those things have happened to me, perhaps you should get out of the house a bit more ;-) On a serious note, "Rest Areas" can be found across the U.S. and are useful when driver fatigue sets in. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. This...
  32. callmesam

    Improving Supercharger Availability $0.40 idle fee

    Imagining starts: Sometimes a person might fall asleep during a charging event. Sometimes your steak gets overcooked at Harris Ranch and you send it back. And then by the time it comes, you finish, get your check, go to the bathroom, you've overstayed your charge.
  33. callmesam

    Improving Supercharger Availability $0.40 idle fee

    It sounds like you were away from civilization. Did you even share a charger with anyone at the Superchargers without cell service? My experience is that there are crowds close to cities (or anywhere in California) and remote Superchargers rarely have two cars charging at the same time, let...
  34. callmesam

    Supercharger Station Amenities...What Do You Suggest?

    Maybe a Sofitel (fully automated) Hotel is better for your delicate sensibilities. And please remember that Tesla Semi is coming in September.
  35. callmesam

    Improving Supercharger Availability $0.40 idle fee

    1. Why could you not set charging to 100% to give yourself some extra time? 2. If you did, did you note the time provided when charging commenced? 2. Why did/could you not check the status of charging on your phone? 3. Why is this a "great way for Tesla to rip off drivers who were used...
  36. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    There is a resistance and fear of losing personal autonomy. Fear of the unknown. I read it and see it, palpably, in the postings of some otherwise reasonable members. Tesla Network: this product, which we are supposed to learn more about in July, will likely provide a huge amount of revenue...
  37. callmesam

    Almost July now. When is the final announcement?

    Remember "sleeping on the floors" during Model X launch?
  38. callmesam

    Supercharger - Burbank, CA - North Third Street (LIVE 14 Sep 2017, 20 V2 stalls)

    This is will be the largest Supercharger in California as well as the United States. #DriveFree
  39. callmesam

    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    I can't find the quote. It may have been an earnings call from 2013-2014, but Elon talked about the lower theoretical limit being the material costs at $65-$70/kWh.
  40. callmesam

    NYC to LA road trip…

    Read the customer story in my signature. Coast to Coast in a 60 is easy. PM me if you want any (unnecessary) advice. My main advice: don't worry. You'll do great.
  41. callmesam

    Model S 60 $45,000, 6,856mi, fully loaded, lifetime supercharger

    Not sure if it matters. This car has an 8 year, unlimited-mile drivetrain warranty. Also does this car have Supercharging? It doesn't show on the Monroney sticker
  42. callmesam

    Chevy Bolt - 200 mile range for $30k base price (after incentive)

    Yup. I'll drive a hypothetical VW all over California in a few years. The rest of the country will take at least 5 years, given VW's proposed rollout of their network. Can't wait. I mean literally. I cannot wait for their bullshit. But please enlighten me. Spin me a tale of worry-free...
  43. callmesam

    Chevy Bolt - 200 mile range for $30k base price (after incentive)

    1. Buyers didn't have a choice if they wanted an EV. With Model 3, they'll have something good for the money instead an overpriced mico-car. 2. See how you moved the goalpost . . . tsk tsk tsk. You can't drive a Bolt coast to coast. Or anywhere outside of 125 miles from home without massive...

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