Hilarious facts about Tesla. To summarize: no ability to make a profit, no working capital, mammoth borrowing needs, huge debt including unpaid suppliers, top finance executives fleeing the company, and a $7,500 federal tax credit on every car sold that is about to end. Other than that, everything is going swimmingly.

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Not so silent
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I see an electric car version of Solyndra coming soon, Another socialist success story brought to you by the ignorant and elitist demotards.

CO2Insanity
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Another you’ll wonder where the money went moment.

whiskeyriver
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What do you think that Elon Musk dipwad is doing? He has lined his pockets with taxpayer money for years. And when the cash cow dries up he will be long gone, laughing all the way to the bank.

Dave K
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No surprise, I think it took them something like ten years to have a profitable sales quarter. Their crap is overpriced, unreliable and the lithium they use for the batteries is mostly imported and I seem to remember their batteries catching on fire. Public places to charge the batteries are scarce too.

I’ll stick with my gas guzzling pickup and SUV.

CO2Insanity
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They had a crash on 101 with one, the auto assist screwed up, killed the driver. They had to call people from Tesla to remove the batteries. They had the freeway tied up for hours and hours.

http://abc7news.com/automotive/timeline-abc7-investigates-deadly-tesla-crash-on-hwy-101/3293529/

JPTravis
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Yeah, a crash is really something when an electric car is involved. I love that Amazon Internet show “The Grand Tour” and in their first or second show of the second season, one of the three guys wrecked a Croatian super car that was all electric–drove it off the side of a mountain in Switzerland. Naturally the batteries caught on fire and the Swiss firefighters had to put the blaze out, which wasn’t easy since the fumes are of course toxic… then they had to come back like five days in a row to put the fire out again as successive cells in the battery compartment melted down and started the blaze anew. The Swiss being above all things a very practical people, I’m guessing they haven’t sold many electric cars in Switzerland since that incident.

whiskeyriver
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I wouldn’t buy one of those pieces of crap for $500 dollars. By the time I got to town I would have to recharge for an hour or so to make sure I had enough juice to haul two bales of hay or one 100 pound sack of hog feed back home. I’ll stick with my old F-250 that will haul a ton of feed with no problem.

What I don’t understand about these electric car nuts is they are to stupid to understand where the electricity comes from to charge their batteries. They hate big oil, they hate coal, they hate nuclear power, they hate natural gas. Where the hell do they think the electricity comes from to charge up their little shoe boxes on rubber tires?

From coal fired, natural gas fired, nuclear powered power plants. And where do they think the lubricants like oil and grease and transmission fluid come from? Big bad oil companies! And the lithium used in those fancy batteries? Lithium is a mineral, it has to be dug out of the ground, mined, which the liberals hate too. The stupidity of these loons is mind boggling. They are not “saving the planet” by buying electric cars, they are wasting their money.

They want to save the planet then they should buy a bicycle. Oh, wait a minute! It takes mining and energy to make the frames, wheels and tires so that is no good either! Frigging idiots want to “save the planet” they should walk everywhere. And do it naked with a fig leaf hiding their private parts because it takes energy to make their clothes and shoes.

Navyvet2
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And after 8-10 years or 150K miles, you have to throw these massive batteries away and get new ones. Massive pollution.
My wife insisted on a Hybrid. So I got a Honda Accord. 120K miles needed a new battery. $5,000.00 + including installation. So basically it totaled a car that if it was gas would have easily run 200K+ miles.

JPTravis
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And I bet the car salesman never mentioned that when he was selling you the car.

Kip Hooker
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Was thinking about this yesterday. Pulled my car into a lot right next to a soy boy exiting a Prius. Was just waiting for him to mention something about my GT so I could point out how much better my car was (when the production of her lithium-ion battery was considered) for the environment than his. Sadly, nothing was said.

whiskeyriver
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What astounds me is these liberal loons don’t understand lithium is a mineral. It has to be mined, dug out of the ground. And that takes drilling and blasting. It takes heavy equipment and trucks that use diesel fuel. Then it has to be processed into a material suitable to make those fancy batteries and all of that takes electrical energy. Where does the electricity come from? Coal fired, gas fired, nuclear powered plants, that is where it comes from.

How many years have we heard about rolling brownouts in California? Things are going to get worse as more people buy those shoeboxes on little rubber tires. Where is the power going to come from to charge the batteries?

whiskeyriver
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I’m sorry buddy but I could not resist!

https://youtu.be/pjkLf_X88WM

The last time I a let a wife talk me into a different car was in 1974 when I was stationed at the Coos Bay MLB station. I had a ’67 Mustang, 289, 4 speed, cherried out and would run a hole in the wind. I got $500 for trade in and bought her a Monte Carlo because she didn’t like to drive a car with a standard transmission. Never made that mistake again. Hell, I paid more than $500 for the paint job on that car and if I had it today I could probably get $50K and up for it. Four more wives later and I still don’t let a woman tell me what I should be driving.

StrinaM
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but but but SOCIALISM will cure everything! (SARCASM FONT)

CO2Insanity
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Not to mention the Tesla factory in Fremont is a hot mess trying to make the Model 3’s. They have been shutting down wacky robots in favor of human labor.

https://www.techworm.net/2018/04/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-replaces-robots-humans-tesla-factory.html

JPTravis
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I read that the latest shutdown of the Model 3 factory was by the state of California because of safety violations. According to the article I read, the law says potential dangers have to be painted yellow as a cautionary warning to workers, but Musk hates the color yellow so he ordered them to use red instead. I didn’t know whether to believe the article or not. Musk says the shutdown was a “planned” shutdown, whatever that means.

CO2Insanity
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I know a guy who works there as a millwright. Ask him about his smashed hand because some numbnuts screwed up.

Joe Redfield
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A textbook case of Progressive economics.

JPTravis
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Seriously, there’s an old business college joke about the widget manufacturer who was selling widgets for less than it costs to make them… but hoped to make it up in volume. Tesla loses money on every Model 3 they make… but they keep promising to make more of them and thereby make the company profitable.