I just hope that model 3 gets CCS compatibility soon : closest supercharger is 565km from my house and 3 of the 4 biggest town in my area have installed public CCS. There is also that my region is separated from the rest of the province from a provincial park and there is one gas station on a 250 km stretch. That gas station is going to be refreshed in the coming years and CCS was mandatory for the promoter of the refresh project.
It won't be hard for me to convinced people ''on the top of the fence'' to jump and go full electric ; the GM dealership in the small town nearby my place is one of the top vendor for Bolts (and pickup). But it would be a paradox to pay for a top brand Tesla car and not be able to fast charge.
I'm calling my shot now, GF4 will be in Gdansk, Poland.
Low taxes, cheaper labor, seaport. Can see Sweden from your house.
Listen to the words of Dubya, "Don't forget Poland.".
Wonder if there are any existing plants Tesla can take over. Fiat is the biggest manufacturer in Poland with a 100 year experience. There are a lot of auto plants in Poland - so there should be a enough skilled labor.
Funny how the article also blames the strike in the Hungarian factory where the electric motors are made. That strike lasted January 24-30... I am sure that's to blame for cutting production by 10.000 cars this year. /s
Not sure if Audi is saying this, trying to play down the significance of the battery shortage or just lazy journalists remembering they've heard something about a strike and linking the two stories.
And no labor union, an advantage unavailable to some of the competition. And the case for vertical integration might unravel if they are unionized.There doesn't even have to be any breakthroughs. Tesla has shown that just economies of scale, smart vertical integration, and the current modest rate of yearly improvement has been enough to do it. They are making competitively priced cars with healthy margins.
In other words, just solid business sense and good execution.
Given those choices and all other things remaining equal, I would think the north hands down. Closer to ports. Closer to their biggest markets outside the US and China. Seems a no brainer to me...again, all other factors being equal.
His bias is so obvious with this comment
"Between more efficient motors and a more energy dense battery pack, Model S and Model X could get big range and performance upgrades – making the vehicles much more competitive in their respective segments."
What competition??? No other EV out there is competitive with the current version of the S/X.
It looks like SR+ is just 55kWh.
The problem with adding new capacity is if Panasonic build new cell lines but then soon after manage to ramp up the existing lines to their current 35gWh design capacity, they will then have excess capacity until Y is in mass production - some lines will then have to be idled and profitability will be significantly impacted. Much better to just get the current lines from 24gWh to their 35gWh capacity. But not clear what the bottlenecks are to achieving this.
South, especially Silesia, is the region of mines, ironworks and factories. It's also closer to Germany than Gdansk and connected with a motorway, which Gdansk isn't. Would be very odd to build a factory in Gdansk, but hey, anything is possible.Given those choices and all other things remaining equal, I would think the north hands down. Closer to ports. Closer to their biggest markets outside the US and China. Seems a no brainer to me...again, all other factors being equal.
We will either be above 300 or under 240 by the end of next week.
What does it mean that Elon Musk has replaced his Twitter profile photo with one of a ... ram ?
PS. Wife says: Easter?
Hoookay, imma do a repeat and quote Bonnie here instead:What does it mean that Elon Musk has replaced his Twitter profile photo with one of a ... ram ?
PS. Wife says: Easter?
That's not a big sheep, THIS is a big sheep.He was responding to another tweet regarding the big plane where the author said "look at this absolute unit".. Elon responded with the picture of the sheep, saying he is also an absolute unit, which is a meme.. you can read about that here:
Why people are really, really into this picture of a really, really big sheep
South, especially Silesia, is the region of mines, ironworks and factories. It's also closer to Germany than Gdansk and connected with a motorway, which Gdansk isn't. Would be very odd to build a factory in Gdansk, but hey, anything is possible.