Except a BMW 7 series can do something the Tesla absolutely can not do. Drive from NYC to LA in 38 hours. OR even detroit to Orlando in 20 hours. Tesla is a short distance car, perfect for your daily short commute. If you own a tesla you have to own another car for any long trips.
What is not there yet is battery storage technology or small high current, high voltage power supplies. IT doesn't have to be battery any system to convert or store energy will do. But everything we have on this planet is so pitifully weak per pound that it's not useful yet.
Even a doubling of current storage tech would deliver huge gains. Problem is we cant even figure out how to keep our current low energy systems from bursting into flames yet.
I hear it all over Michigan. GM should have died. They make crap cars and have done so for over a decade because of bad management. GM should have went out of business.
Solyndra failed because the managers were morons.
Trying to sell a PREMIUM PRICED solar array in this market? they were all complete morons from the Board down to the middle managers. You do not make old 1990's tech solar panels today and try to sell them at a premium price. They should have been making the high end solar shingles from flexible silicon and found a way to make them cheap enough that someone with a $100,000 home can afford them.
Instead they sold panels that were so expensive that they even lost out to other american manufacturers.
"Queuing in a traffic jam is still a massive waste of time regardless of means of propulsion. Electric cars don't fix this."
Going to work 30 minutes early does. your traffic jam does not exist at 7:30 am. What fixes the problem is not having mentally retarded bosses that demand a 8am-5pm workday. Being able to work 730am-4:30am will eliminate the traffic jam effects on you.
Oh and I did not ask if I could, I just adjusted my work day myself..... 4 years now and nobody has said anything to me.
If your mortgage has a early repayment penalty then you got screwed hard. The only time I have sever seen that is when someone had no idea at all what they were doing and said yes to everything the banker asked.
Let me guess you also paid "points" as well. Intrest rates have been so low that paying $1000 in points to lower it by 0.01% is worthless unless you are buying a 2.5million mansion.
They need to run ad's in NC stating that everyone that has a NC home address can buy a Tesla out of state and Tesla will pay the sales tax.
Tesla can flip a giant F-U to NC, and they really need to.
"You don't have a deity-given right to get a second-hand-games"
Yes I do . it's called the right of first sale. and it was upheld by the US supreme court.
"Bullshit. The "hackers" didn't crack the 360."
Then you know absolutely nothing. the Xbox 360 has been hacked for a VERY long time. Try getting some education on the subject first before you act like you even know what an Xbox 360 is.
Anyway, point being, he just paid back a loan which, in effect, created a luxury car company.
Well no. They created a car company. The next model which is being designed now is the normally-priced car. If they can stay in business long enough to build it, which seems likely, then we should see it roll out in a bit. We wouldn't have had to do this if the automakers had made EVs the first time around, e.g. during the EV-1 era... instead of flirting with them, then crushing them and declaring them undesirable, because they couldn't make service revenues on them. The two groups which stood to lose were auto dealers and Big Oil. Auto dealers depend on service revenues, and automakers are forced to sell through auto dealers.
Get back to me when Microsoft's entertainment division is as profitable as Nintendo.
why would one group of people (the regulators) be better at deciding what another group of people should do (those who are being regulated)?
So you're arguing that we should deregulate murder because politicians aren't any better at deciding what people should do than murderers are?
Nobody has ever been jailed for failing to fill out the long-form census
Not because they can't, but because they choose not to, for now. That doesn't stop them from threatening you.
basically nobody ever runs afoul of the laws. The census people just come and talk to you and help you fill out the form.
I certainly have run afoul of this law. I returned the American Community Survey with a head count. They eventually gave up trying to get anything else out of me, after about 6 months of harassment.
So is racketeering by the finance industry. Cry me a river. Punish real crimes first, then we'll talk.
There's never been a freedom problem with the census.
Unless you value your privacy. You don't, but I do.
An accurate census is fundamental to any government that's interested in actually governing.
When we get a government that is actually interested in governing, let me know. When that happens, I'll gladly tell them almost anything they ask politely for. Today, I have no reason to believe my answers will be used to help me rather than oppress me. That's why we have rights in the first place, because you cannot count on the government having your best interests in mind.
Lots of stuff kills cells in a dish. Until they demonstrate this in vivo, it's not even worth discussing.