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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:47:07 PM

Tesla Motors is scheduled to announce its Q4 results on February 11. The electric car manufacturer had originally projected annual revenue in the range of $560-600 million at the start of 2012, but later revised it downward to $400-440 million primarily due to a delay in the ramp up of Model S production. Tesla’s revenues stood at $106.9 million for the first nine months of 2012. However, now that Tesla has finally installed production capacity of 400 units a week (or about 20,000 units a year), we ca expect revenues to be significantly higher in the fourth quarter Model S Creating Buzz

Tesla’s Model S has mostly received very positive reviews, and the car is seen as a cool, swanky and an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional gas guzzlers. Tesla has already received 13
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:36:07 PM


Excellence in both engineering, design, style, and manufacture by a tremendous American company. It is a true shame that none of the crumudgeons with negative comments here have ever had the opportunity to drive or even see either a Tesla Roadster or the new S.

Have no fear, Tesla will now keep steadily increasing sales of the new S model. Toyota has been relying on Tesla engineering expertise for well over a year now and we shall see much more good news from Tesla.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:51:07 AM

Does buzz mean sales?
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peabeax55
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:40:06 AM

Other car manufacturers can take lessons from all the things Tesla has done right. It is a very innovative company. Maybe Chevy will start putting Tesla's batteries in its Volts. :)
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:58:54 AM

Bankruptcy soon.
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leeac
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:21:59 AM

More evidence that EVs and hybrids are here to stay.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:33:49 AM


        niche car in a niche market
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:13:22 AM

I don't think so.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:10:09 AM

Do they make a profit? Bet not.
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:06:57 AM

They are nice looking cars.
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:06:52 AM

Sweet car, wish I could afford one.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:05:17 AM

Revenue target still a long ways off
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TheGoatWhisperer
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:44:42 PM

A car so nice, if we could afford one; we would own two.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:42:53 PM

Nice going, Tesla.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:39:20 PM

Nice
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:12:34 PM

Now they can pay back to American's their fair share of all the EV incentive money that was lifted out of the tax payers wallet.
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jcotaxi
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:25:15 PM

Tesla Motors backwards is - Allset.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:52:39 PM

Good for them
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1stupedaso
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:38:09 PM

I would buy one if I had money
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:42:37 PM

something good
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evowner
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:11:16 PM

Beautiful car. Hopefully our next EV, but the Leaf is so convenient to use I can't see the Tesla replacing our Leaf as our everyday driver.
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:09:30 PM

We visited their show room a couple times. Really like the S. Bought coffee mugs instead.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:55:57 PM

Amazing they're turning it around.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:53:25 PM

Interesting article. Tesla sounds like it has a grip on the electric segment.
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:30:15 PM

We'll see.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:24:19 PM

Good keep it up
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:38:10 PM

It will be interesting to see how this looks over the long haul.
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:16:08 PM

proves things are looking up, for the 1%, but I love Tesla anyways
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ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:49:42 PM

Any company with the name of Tesla is ok in my book.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:49:32 PM

wow that's surprising, must be more people with money burning holes in their pockets!
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:30:28 PM

That is a lot of ifs and maybes
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:17:43 PM

big big bux too
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:12:30 PM

Agree with that too! good news
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:11:36 PM

THATS GREAT.....
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:06:55 PM

The model S is a nice looking car.
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makerofrules
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:54:06 PM

I'd buy one IF I lived in California ...
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:49:29 PM

Best of luck to them.

We are praying for the safe capture of the cop killer in Calif. Am I the only one who smells a movie deal out of this?
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