TSLA has a $30B market cap, Mercedes is worth $20-$25B. Mercedes cannot possibly afford to purchase a controlling stake in TSLA. I could however see VW or Toyota purchasing a minor stake. Or a large Cupertino tech company...
Separate unit, but still owned by TSLA.
“Emission” credits are not a limited item. They’re determined by the number of ZEVs produced by a manufacturer. Gas priced has dropped, and will remain low till at least the end of the year. Consumers are buying larger cars again like it’s 2005. For every vehicle Tesla produces they will earn revenue for the sale of… Read more
You’re thinking too short term. Don’t think of Tesla as an automotive company. Think bigger picture. Biggest battery factory in the world. There will be several more to come.
Tax credit revenue will only increase for the foreseeable future.
$500M a quarter? Where are you getting this figure? Operating expenses of $479M, and non-GAAP loss of $114M for Q4 2015, over 10% of which is due to currency revaluation. They still have $1.2B cash, so even at their current burn rate thats 10 more quarters. Model X production is ramping up, Powerwall deliveries have… Read more
There’s another Venom in Pittsburgh. Matte black.
Yeah the 135 and a JB4 is the way to go.
M2 sounds miles better than the M3/M4
The focus should be on the M4 being so light despite being 200mm longer and 15mm wider. But of course there is going to barely be a weight difference between the two. The M4 has a carbon fiber driveshaft, roof bow, trunk, front strut brace. Plus, I would assume the M4 is weighed with carbon ceramics, which are not… Read more
Please correct your oversight. It would only be factually correct if Blue Origin were landing on a floating barge & 10 other variables that you’re not accounting for.
The M4 driver has claimed that the tire pressure was off a little, but I'm not buying it. What I believe happened is he had it in automatic mode, gave it a little too much throttle, and the transmission kicked down a few gears causing the car to spin out of control. As he's pulling out, it appears he's in second… Read more
Didn't know R8s were unreliable. Expensive to repair? Yes. But unreliable?
Great points. It also begs the question, was Detroit the right auto show for the unveiling?
What's worse is that I don't even think it's a limited production car. I heard somewhere that they were limiting production to 2000 monthly units worldwide starting in November, but I think that expires after this month. And even if they only made 2K a month, for a 6 year production run, thats 144K cars. A design… Read more
Looks like a rental parking lot. So an actual person didn't buy it.
The answer is always Gallardo.