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Reply Jim Stack
3:31 PM on January 3, 2015 
Tesla now has 151 Super Chargers in the USA already, all FREE for life and powered by Renewable Energy. By the time my GEN III is out in 2016 they will have over 300 Super Charger locations =D---
Reply jstack6
1:37 PM on August 19, 2014 
Jack says...
the STOCK TSLA is still going very strong at about $240 a share today. No slits to confuse us.

In the matter of Tesla stock, according to ETrade, the 52 week range is $25.52 to $114.90 with a value of $94.78 as of when I called up the ETrade URL. Looking back historically when stocks get into 3 digit territory I have to question just how much more upside potential they have. In my case 100 shares at $95.00/share would have to be worth $300.00/share in 12 months. Now, I'll admit I'm not that up on stock splits.
Reply Jim Stack
6:36 PM on March 23, 2014 
Telsa has over 80 Super Charger locations now March 2014. The new smaller Gen III is coming but will be in 2016 or so. Until then the LEAF, Focus EV, BWM i3 and even a Smart-ED Electric Drive are available in many locations.
Tesla is even adding Super Chargers in Europe and already has 14. A year or two will make a big difference.
Reply Koen
3:15 AM on January 20, 2014 
I need a new company car and this time I wanted it to be an electrical one so I had a look at the Tesla model S. The only car with a range over 400km. It is great indeed but I am very disappointed..
1) it is just TO EXPENSIVE costing over 100K EUROs! A full featured audi A6 costs a lot less (included the petrol).
2) I dont need a car that can beat a Porsch (although it would be fun).. i need an affordable car with a range 400.500km. Thus: make it cheaper, a bit slower but make it go further.. (I know it looks great but.. replace the battery consuming touchscreen with classic controls & switches)
3) Crazy you have to pay another ?500 for fog lights??? All cars today come with fog cars no? I have to pay for a parcel shelf??? A car this price should have all this...

I hope the upcoming model C will at least have the range of the model S or it will not sell..
We are not waiting for a new BMW i3 are we?
Reply Jim Stack
10:35 AM on November 11, 2013 
Great idea , I will start working on the metric number next.
Reply Oscar Vijver
6:10 AM on November 11, 2013 
Nice to read about the new Tesla-C-type/
But is it possible to give the specs in International Standart Organization (ISO) values?
The old feet and inch values, can be added inside brackets for the comparison.
Many thanks from me and I think of peaople outside the US...
Reply Jim Stack
6:16 PM on September 27, 2013 
The stock is up around $190 now (Sept 27,2013) with a target of 200 by the end of 2013!
Seeking Alpha projects doubling each year for the next 8 years. If they keep doing things that surpass all records like their SAFETY rating of 5+ it could go even higher ,faster.
Reply Jack
8:19 PM on June 5, 2013 
Additional input from Andy Victor just received hints at an interior on the smaller sedan, as he puts it, similar to a Model S.
Reply Jack
1:40 PM on June 5, 2013 
What I received in email today

Hi Mr. Newsom,

I?m glad to see you?re interested in purchasing a Tesla car. Unfortunately, it does not sound like the timing will work out well. We aren?t expecting to produce the smaller sedan for another 3-5 years, so it is unlikely that we will be taking reservations by the end of this year. You?re more than welcome to wait and see, but I wanted to let you know our expectations for production and timelines based upon what has been announced.

Best,

Andy Victor | Inside Sales Advisor
3500 Deer Creek Road | Palo Alto, CA 94304
p 650.681.5661 | e [email protected]
Reply Jack
11:04 PM on June 4, 2013 
I too have seen and heard of Warren Buffet?s, aka the Oracle of Omaha?s record over the years and Berkshire Hathaway has indeed been impressive. Two things I note, one is he buys and holds for the long term and second when you?re as good as he is as an investor you?re an exception rather than the rule.

As to oil and gas prices, at least for the foreseeable future the folks in the futures pits engaged in legalized price fixing as well as Cushing, Oklahoma (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing,_Oklahoma) will have their thumb on those prices. Also as it stands for the foreseeable future even through the SuperCharger roll-out well into 2015 there is the specter of a not so hot global economy keeping the crude prices suppressed. China?s growth has slowed as they transition from being the world?s factory floor to a more consumption based economy, Europe is mired in a recession and could be for some time and our manufacturing is contracting based on sluggish overseas demand. In short, things are going to have to perk along quite a bit better by the current price fixing calculus before oil and gas make anymore significant advances in price. By some estimates crude could even be poised for a further $20.00 to $30.00 per barrel drop in price. And if prices get too low, the oil companies simply cut off the taps at the well-heads. My parents, prior to their retirement in 1987, had been working in oil company and oil company related fields for a combined 50 years. They are very familiar with oil company machinations. Consequently, I could purchase a Golf TDI 2 door with $9,500 down with $571/month payments for 36 months, take the drubbing on that initial depreciation and still have enough residual value (about $15,508) for a down payment for a C as trade in without having to deal with the vacillations of the stock market, which my mother is actively involved in as part of her retirement portfolio, and quite possibly not pay too much more than $3.49 to $3.53/gallon during that time in the process and have better transportation than I do now.

In terms of environmental problems, yes I am aware of the stories surrounding fracking being the cause of the earthquake in Oklahoma. If activity awakens the New Madrid Fault (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seismic_Zone) there?s going to be a lot more than just church bells ringing in Richmond, VA as there was in the last activity centered here in October of 1895.

States are also going to increasingly be finding ways to make up for the shortfall in road and bridge revenue from declining gasoline and diesel sales as hybrid and EV sales take off. Look for other states to adopt an approach like or similar to North Carolina. This in many cases will easily wipe out the 33% or better reduction in ?fuel? cost of electricity vs. gasoline. This undoubtedly will also cause states, those in particular where the Tesla SuperChargers, are more numerous, to consider levies on these installations as part of the package to make up the road and bridge revenue shortfall.