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Economist article on Tesla and its Gigafactory announcement

Discussion in 'News' started by dauger, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. dauger

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    "A series of battery fires also briefly dented sales growth last year."

    Did the "series" of battery fires make any difference whatsoever to sales growth?
     
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    None whatsoever, since they've been production constraint throughout. I believe there was a temporary drop in the rate of reservations.
     
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    Major factual error in that per wise reasonable article, quote: "In about three years Tesla will launch the Model E, a small saloon with a range of perhaps 400 miles..."

    Oops.
     
  5. Seattle

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    perhaps they are guessing the range of a smaller car with an 85kwh battery? I wonder about the range of the model E. Does everyone think it will be less than the M.S.?
     
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    Elon has stated multiple times it will be at least 200 miles. I assume that will be with the "base" battery and there will be optional longer range battery sizes.
     
  7. dauger

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    It's like as if this Detriot-based Economist writer read my comment on the first article because he's written another today:

    Tesla's gigafactory: Driving ahead | The Economist

    focusing on the Gigafactory and its potential effect on battery pricing. Still he adds more FUD than I think appropriate.
     
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    As if selling solar panels to Californians would be analogous to selling refrigerators to Eskimos ...
     
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    Maybe split this off to a separate thread, since it's a separate article? I would have missed this one if I didn't come back to this thread!
     
  10. dauger

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    I wasn't sure how TMC etiquette applies since this felt like a spinoff or follow-up article to me, published only a few days later. I'd be happy to repost.
     

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