Tesla has opened their patents up. So, no, these are not Tesla-specific and not of fleeting usefulness.
Who could possibly have anything positive to say about an electronic payment systems designed by marketers around QR codes and data mining?
Other than MCX shills, that is.
Cadillac has a luxury version of the Volt that sells for approximately the same price as the Tesla. No one buys it.
The fact is, comparing Tesla sales to Volt sales is idiotic. They aren't remotely similar cars and they aren't remotely competitive.
The Tesla Model S is outselling every single brand in its class. Porsche Panamera sales in California have fallen to non-existent.
I'd bet damn near no one shopping for a car in that price range who drives a Tesla would buy anything else. It's that good.
The idea that you must have a technical degree to be "worthy" of the CTO title is idiotic. Stupidest Slashdot submission ever.
And then there's cold weather. A 50 mile range becomes 25 really quickly in the cold.
I can't fathom why anyone who can afford a Tesla Model S would buy something else.
Yes, it's electric. But it's also the best damn car on earth.
The only thing Nissan could do to make me consider a Leaf is make it a clone of the Tesla. I don't think they are going to achieve it at the Leaf's price point.
The Leaf's chief issue for its target market is range. And, as another posted, the Nissan dealers are Nissan's worst enemy in selling them.
I don't see the Tesla as competing with the Leaf. The Leaf basically competes with the Volt. It's biggest problem is range. The Leaf suits only a narrow market who either has a very short commute or a relatively short commute with charging at their destination.
There's nothing wrong with that, but it does mean there's necessarily a small audience for it.
Once a warrant is issued, the statue of limitations goes out the door.
If you destroy the value of something the minute you fork it, it isn't open. Period.
There's nothing under the hood other than what you put there. It's a trunk.
Funny point of driving a Tesla covered in a light layer of snow is that the snow on the hood doesn't melt like it does with a gas car.
It is designed into the Tesla.
As a side note, the battery on my wife's BMW is reporting issues and she's having to leave it running
Gas cars have batteries too!
Summary: Tesla doing fine in the cold, BMW having issues
I am in the middle of the polar vortex (-13F today) and haven't been having any issues charging my Tesla. I also haven't heard of anyone else in MN having charging issues. This really appears to be a Norwegian issue moreso than a general Tesla + cold issue.
Derp. Of course, I go and accidently type "4th".
You can't be coerced into providing witness testimony. You don't have to speak to the cops even if you are just a witness UNLESS the state offers you immunity. If you are offered immunity, then you can be coerced. But I doubt that's what the OP was talking about. If it is, then his diatribe makes even less sense that it tries to make.