jdunmyer
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Teslas charged w/diesel generators

Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 pm

This is just sad: https://twitter.com/PlainSite/status/11 ... 0733045761

Comments on the blog post are cruel (as you'd expect): https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/323745/#respond

SeanNelson
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Re: Teslas charged w/diesel generators

Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:24 am


This seems like a pretty special use case to me, it's not something that I'd knot my knickers over. I have no doubt that it would be cheaper for the dealership to use grid power if it was available, so they're probably only doing this because it isn't or on a temporary basis while they wait for the needed service to be installed.

jdunmyer
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Re: Teslas charged w/diesel generators

Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:55 pm

The biggest point to me is that there are so many unsold M3s sitting on the lots. It seems to me that the "maintenance" charging could be done with the [included] 120 volt charging cable and some extension cords.

When 'our' Chevy Bolts are selling at less than 2000/month, I don't see where Tesla is going to sell 5000/week, which I believe is the production rate. Now that the Tesla fanbois have their m3s, I don't have a good feeling about the company, and I really do want them to succeed.

SeanNelson
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Re: Teslas charged w/diesel generators

Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:37 am

jdunmyer wrote:When 'our' Chevy Bolts are selling at less than 2000/month, I don't see where Tesla is going to sell 5000/week, which I believe is the production rate. Now that the Tesla fanbois have their m3s, I don't have a good feeling about the company, and I really do want them to succeed.

I'm a little skeptical about long-term demand too, but it should be noted that Tesla is building for a global market while GM is mainly building just for the US and a handful of other countries.

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