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Mon Jul 31, 2017, 11:39 AM

How many cars will Tesla roll off its assembly line in the next 12 months....................

They aim for 500,000.
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Reply How many cars will Tesla roll off its assembly line in the next 12 months.................... (Original post)
rahtruelies Jul 2017 OP
oldenuff35 Jul 2017 #1
rahtruelies Jul 2017 #2
Smoke Jul 2017 #3
Aquila Aug 2017 #4
Currentsitguy Aug 2017 #5

Response to rahtruelies (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 11:41 AM

1. Their battery tech will keep them going.

I passed a Tesla on the way to Oregon last week, it is a beautiful car.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 11:48 AM

2. given their current rate of catastrophic battery meltdown

millions of Tesla's in public hands will cause tens of thousands of major residence fires each year especially as those batteries deteriorate with age.

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Response to rahtruelies (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 11:59 AM

3. I don't know much about Teslas except the people who own them

Seem to love them.

There's a charging station in one of the garages I used to check and I asked some questions.

Apparently the charging station is owned by Tesla and free to use as long as you own the vehicle.

All the charging stations are plotted and you can get in your Tesla in San Francisco and tell it you're coming to Colorado Springs and it will plot your course for you.

Apparently certain hotels also have free charging stations and they are also plotted.

The guy who told me all this had enough confidence in his Tesla to drive it across the Mojave Desert.

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Response to Smoke (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 01:57 AM

4. Not all owners love them

Spend a few minutes on the most popular owners forum and you definitely get a better picture of Tesla reality than is painted by the constant media hype

http://teslamotorsclub.com

Some cars have to go back to service 3, 4 or 5 times (and you'd best be near a service center) and they still aren't fixed. There's a problem with suspension that seems to be getting worse, a new motorized door handle costs $1,000 (sell before warranty expires) some people are having to replace tires after 10,000 miles, water leaks, on and on. See for yourself.

The Model 3 is make or break for the company, because the overpriced solar tiles aren't going to be magic money makers like everyone was told. And the batteries? Who's going to spend $7,000 + to store ~$2.00 of electricity - half a day's use for an average family? Tesla was built on hype.

The Model 3 "reveal" last Friday night was pretty much a bust, even die hard Tesla Fanatics were saying WTF? You can see it on youtube.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 08:03 AM

5. Above and beyond that

There is the impracticality of the time it takes to charge. Who has the time to stop every two or three hundred miles and spend hours recharging? So far only conventionally fueled and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles fit that bill; and in the case of hydrogen the infrastructure build out is just not there yet. It will come, just not yet. In any event a completely electric car is utterly impractical for long distance travel and for people who live in remote areas they are about as useful as a screen door in a submarine.

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