Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

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Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:21 am

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Tesla has done fantastic things for the EV and truly created a new market -- but will they be able to retain ownership of that market?

The risks associated with being "first cab on the rank" are many and varied. Will Tesla be able to survive the arrival of new technologies and well-resourced existing auto-makers who bring their Gen-2 vehicles to market while Elon's company is still paying off the money invested in their Gen-1 manufacturing plants?

If you had $1K to spare, would you invest any of it in Tesla Motors -- or would you put it elsewhere? If elsewhere, then where?
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Re: Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

Postby hagfish » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:39 am

Tesla is making the perfect cars for the 20th century, but not the 21st. They are powerful, desirable, and with a range-extending diesel backup generator, they'd be damn-near perfect, but I can't see any place for them on the roads of the future.

But my money's locked up in a 'house'. More fool, me. :/
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Re: Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

Postby goosemoose » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:40 am

aardvark_admin wrote:Yes, if I had a spare $1,000 I might consider putting $500 of it into Tesla shares -- but then again, given the current events in Syria and N.Korea, I might just be convinced that gold is a better option -- at least for the time being

Yes with the current situation, myself, I'd be putting my money in lead.
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Re: Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

Postby Screw » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:34 am

goosemoose wrote:Yes with the current situation, myself, I'd be putting my money in lead.


Lockheed Martin would be a good choice if ya have no morals Goosey!

Musky is a clever clogs and the Tesla will be around for a while. He's eyeing up some real estate on the Moon.
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Re: Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

Postby Perry » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:34 pm

Bruce wrote: might just be convinced that gold is a better option -- at least for the time being.

I've heard it tastes good with a dash of sweet and sour sauce. :twisted:
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Re: Gambling on Tesla (11 Apr, 2017)

Postby ukoda » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:36 pm

Musk is not shy to do radical things where as the existing auto manufactures have proven themselves slow to adapt. They could have done usable EVs years ago closing the door on Tesla before they got anywhere but they have kept big oil happy with stupid half-assed hybrids and dead end hydrogen. If new battery technology came out I would assume Tesla would have in production vehicles with in 12 months whereas the Ford and GM would need 5 years to do the same thing.
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