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Why I invested in Tesla... please give feedback

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by andrewt3000, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. andrewt3000

    andrewt3000 Member

    May 15, 2013
    Birmingham, AL
  2. austinEV

    austinEV Supporting Member

    May 16, 2013
    I like it a lot. It's an unusually good "summary" article of where we are and have been recently. One bragging point most people miss: it might well be the safest car on the road.

    But, as an investment thesis you need to tackle the gen III/battery cost issue. The company's valuation isn't based on the excellent model S, or the latent value of the SC standard/network (which could be huge) but on the ability to bring to market a $40k car in 2016. If you are a bear, you think it isn't possible and tesla is going to remain a small maker of expensive quality cars, deserving of a smaller valuation. If you are a bull, you think this price point is in the bag and tesla's excellent product quality will sell itself to millions worldwide and will leave the big 5 scrambling to catch up.
  3. nursebee

    nursebee Member

    May 21, 2013
    Blah Blah Blah

    I am glad others find value in Tesla at these prices.

    I'd prefer you justified further price expansion. That is a reason to invest.

    I'm holding. I've justified price expansion.
  4. Soflason

    Soflason Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    #4 Soflason, Jun 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013

    Agree with AustinEV that battery tech should be discussed further as it's often misunderstood by investors.

    Also, I find its helpful to point out past examples to help benchmark what we're seeing. Under my same TMC handle (Soflason), I tried to battle it out with some naysayers with multiple posts in the comments section (as I often do to vigorously support investing in TSLA) - some of these parallels may help make the TSLA investment resonate more with conservative investors:
    Tesla's 2013 Model S Is a Game-Changer (TSLA)

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