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Commented On: Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?


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The other ridiculous thing about the premise implied in this story is that the CARB workshop was a month >before< the battery-swap announcement. Isn't that evidence enough that Tesla made the decision to go through with battery swapping knowing full well it might not be getting additional ZEV credits for it?

Commented On: Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?


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So half the stations are targeted for the east coast, 100% of them are designed to eventually pay for themselves via billing customers for the charged batteries, the company has already stated numerous times it expects zero revenue from ZEV credits in Q4 of this year, but you believe that if they can't get >extra< revenues from doing this, they will abandon something they announced just a month ago?

And the face-saving excuse will be what? We lied?

Commented On: Sales Surprise: Battery-Electric Cars Are Outselling Plug-In Hybrids


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We love our Volt. It's doing about 73% of its miles on electric right now. It's been to the gas station once in the past month.

It's an amazing bridge to that Gen III Tesla Xiaolong refers to. We'll probably put 40,000 miles on it during the 3-year lease term and with the gas savings and minimal maintenance costs it's really an exceptional value.

I don't understand how anyone on earth can read GM's Volt as an anti-EV product. Would a 50-mile range battery be that much more extraordinary? Sure and I imagine we'll see one down the road with a simplified range extender. But the Volt is pretty fantastic >today

Commented On: Blink Tests Different Pricing Models For Fast Charging Electric Cars


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150 miles in 30 minutes was prior to the upgrades to 120kw. Tesla now quotes 200 miles in 30 minutes, which would translate to 150 miles in about 22 minutes.

I'm going to trust their figures; you probably should too.

Commented On: Do Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Compete?


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Norm, I agree with you, but there are levels of seeking green-ness. I mean some people actually bought the Fisker...

Commented On: Do Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Compete?


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Green cred, Chris. Or a sincere desire to be greener. Around here, a lot of Panameras are driven as commute vehicles, for example, and the small battery range would yield either no gas consumption or minimal amounts. Every one who does this makes a small difference. Multiply that by enough people and you begin to make a big one.

Commented On: Do Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Compete?


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There aren't "two sets of engines". There are two motors and while it seems complex, years of Priuses have proved the maintenance is significantly lower than a traditional ICE car. The Volt, for example, gets typically more than 10,000 miles between oil changes and requires only a tire rotation during its first year.

I believe inevitably a pure plug-in is preferable, but let's be accurate. Accurate is: Yes, things like the Fusion Energi have horrendous trunk space and yes Fisker is all but gone (although they haven't filed bankruptcy in any chapter of the code). But maintenance concerns on plug-in hybrids don't see to be a real issue.

Commented On: Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Debut In Tokyo, Match Tesla Model S On Range, Price?


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Japan has something like a dozen stations with plans to reach 100 by the end of 2015. This is a fool's errand.

Commented On: Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Debut In Tokyo, Match Tesla Model S On Range, Price?


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No, they don't, but isn't that the point?

Commented On: Petition For Tesla Motors Direct Sales Crosses 100,000 Signatures


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The president is powerless on this topic. He can jawbone, but he can't force Congress -- which has car dealers in all 435 districts -- to pass a federal law of dubious legal provenance.
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