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Re: Tesla Motors Inc. Dips As P85 Deliveries Get Delayed - http://www.bidnessetc.com/30426-t...
"Ah, I see. That means that all EV EPA ranges will be dropping then. The Model S will get the biggest cut since it has the most range." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Motors Inc. Dips As P85 Deliveries Get Delayed - http://www.bidnessetc.com/30426-t...
"They didn't shut down production, they've delayed deliveries." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Motors Inc. Dips As P85 Deliveries Get Delayed - http://www.bidnessetc.com/30426-t...
"The standard 85 kWh trim has a range of 265, it's very unlikely the D is only 242 miles. The second motor has increased the efficiency of the vehicle, not decreased it." - GeekLad
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Re: The Quest to Charge a Nissan Leaf - http://www.wired.com?p=1667255...
"Many areas of the country are working to implement legislation that requires landlords to allow tenants to install charging infrastructure, which will help apartment dwellers who do not have ready access for overnight charging. You should inquire to see if such legislation has been passed in your municipality (in California, I would imagine it would be), if you're willing to pay for the hardware and installation and potentially removal (although a landlord would have to be a real dick to make you remove it when you move out). There is a federal tax incentive that will subsidize 30% of EV charging equipment installation, up to $1,000 for consumers and $30,000 for businesses, which will help to lessen the blow. There may also be state and local incentives available. I would say that many of us are ready for EVs, but you're right not all of us are. Unless you have a Tesla with a Supercharger nearby, it's not very feasible to own an EV and live in apartment without access to overnight..." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Motors Inc.: Inventory 101 - http://www.nasdaq.com/article...
"Not only do you have vehicles in transit that are in finished goods, but there are also showroom, test drive, and service loaner vehicles. Each showroom has at least one to two cars inside, and then there are another three or so in the parking lot for test driving. Service centers probably have even more on average, to loan out to customers that own vehicles that are in service. I'd guess that at least 1/3 if not more of what is sitting on the balance sheet is part of this fleet." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars - http://www.greencarreports.com/news...
"I agree with Mark in that Musk may have stretched the truth a bit, having said on the earnings call that they sold nearly everything they had in inventory. The recent mass release of service loaners happened after the earnings call, and their numbers should be reflected in the Q4 earnings. Please note that the remark in the article about whether or not service loaner sales are included in the delivery figures came from the editors not from me. I've always assumed they've been reported as part of the numbers, because in prior quarters they've always had a rush to sell service loaners to help meet/exceed the delivery targets. Rifleman had been watchdogging the inventory for months (as Mark says, they've always sold loaners, this is nothing new). His observations were that service loaner releases to inventory had actually slowed down considerably in Q3 compared to prior quarters, because Tesla was growing the service loaner fleet due to shortages for customers to utilize while their..." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars - http://www.greencarreports.com/news...
"Yes, I agree. As far as I know, they've always been included. That was a bit of editorial that was added to the article." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars - http://www.greencarreports.com/news...
"I don't know about CARB, but my service loaner purchase does qualify for federal tax credit. As long as the vehicle has never passed title, it qualifies for the federal tax credit. They do have a very small handful of service loaners that have come in as trades, which wouldn't qualify for federal tax credits when they're sold. I believe Tesla will, however, account for it in the pricing." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars - http://www.greencarreports.com/news...
"Yeah, as far as I've always known, service loaners sold as inventory have always been included in their quarterly numbers. In prior quarters, they'd ramp up the release of service loaners to help meet delivery figures. That was a bit of editorial that was added to the article." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars - http://www.greencarreports.com/news...
"They use all of their models (60s, 85s, P85s, and P85+s) as service loaners, not just S60s. Service loaners typically trickle into inventory and in prior quarters, a larger number of service vehicles would be released to inventory to meet the quarterly figures. They had been holding back service loaners from inventory for about a quarter, because they were having issues with customers having no service loaners to borrow. The fleet had aged a bit more than normal, so they had a relatively large number of aged S60s that hadn't been released to inventory for some time." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Motors Inc Set To Sell 50,000th Model S This Month - http://www.valuewalk.com/2014...
""The Elon Musk-led company does not report quarterly sales, so estimates are based on the quarterly statements where the company reveals deliveries." This statement is contradictory, and should state that they do not report monthly sales, as they do report quarterly sales." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Motors Inc Set To Sell 50,000th Model S This Month - https://www.valuewalk.com/2014...
""The Elon Musk-led company does not report quarterly sales, so estimates are based on the quarterly statements where the company reveals deliveries." This statement is contradictory, and should state that they do not report monthly sales, as they do report quarterly sales." - GeekLad
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Re: The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience - http://breakingenergy.sites.br...
"There's no doubt that the unconventional looks of most EVs attract attention, and that's a very good thing. They solicit questions and help raise awareness to non-EV owners. However, EV's won't gain mass adoption unless they have a more conventional/attractive look and utility. EV or not, a Smart is going to get looks and inquiries. ;) I think the Soul EV has tons of potential, because it has a more conventional look (by EV standards), as it looks very much like its ICE counterpart. It also has very good utility, being a 4-door with a decent amount of storage space. I hope that it will not end up as a compliance car in limited markets (much like the Honda Fit & Toyota RAV4). It's very unfortunate that they're currently only offering it in California, but the ads I've seen on TV are a bit encouraging." - GeekLad
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Re: The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience - http://breakingenergy.sites.br...
"Superior range and performance aside, Tesla has also made their vehicles very appealing to the eye. For some reason, other manufacturers seem to believe that EVs need to be made unattractive and unconventional. Let's hope that as time passes, they'll learn from Tesla and also make very attractive competitors." - GeekLad
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Re: The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience - http://breakingenergy.com/2014...
"Superior range and performance aside, Tesla has also made their vehicles very appealing to the eye. For some reason, other manufacturers seem to believe that EVs need to be made unattractive and unconventional. Let's hope that as time passes, they'll learn from Tesla and also make very attractive competitors." - GeekLad
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Re: Solar Car Record Breaker - http://www.wired.com?p=1342981...
"Just reiterating some of the comments in here regarding safety. @700 pounds, it wouldn't fare much better than a motorcycle in an accident. Nonetheless, it is cool to see projects like this. It would be cool if Tesla could somehow incorporate solar panels into future vehicles and maintain their sleek design." - GeekLad
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Re: Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) Hasn’t Addressed Its Real Problem – Energy Density - http://stocks.org/consume...
"An induction motor is about 3x efficient than an ICE. Effectively, that makes the usable energy density of the fuels mentioned around 10 or less, which means they're effectively only 3x as potent as a more efficient lithium-ion technology energy source. That being said, energy density isn't really a problem when you still have sufficient energy storage to cover the vast majority of daily driving. Commercial sales are a drop in the bucket compared to consumer sales. Think about the last time you saw a fleet buying from Toyota, Honda, or Hyundai. They've done pretty well with practically zero commercial sales, as will Tesla." - GeekLad
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Re: eBay Find: The Cheapest Tesla Model S You Can Buy - http://gas2.org/2014...
"Not only is the cost of the repairs an issue, but the salvage title will cause other problems for the new owner. The warranty will be void and obtaining insurance could be challenging as well." - GeekLad
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Re: Is $35,000 Or Less The Threshold Price For Volume Electric Cars? - http://www.greencarreports.com/news...
"Leases are structured in this manner, with the financing company taking the tax credit and baking it into the lease agreement. Personally, I'm one to purchase vs. lease, but leasing is an attractive option for BEVs/PHEVs since the up-front tax credit lowers the cost considerably. Another consideration is that advancements are coming fast, and like any other electronic device, older electric cars will quickly become obsolete. A lease would be a good way to dip your toe without taking a bath, when 3 years down the road there's a new car for half the price and twice the range. If it weren't for the fact that I drive over 80 miles a day, I'd certainly consider a lease on an electric vehicle." - GeekLad
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Re: The Ultimate DoFollow Search Engine - http://geeklad.com/ultimat...
"Yeah, I haven't updated it in a while, so very likely that some of them have since gone nofollow." - GeekLad
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Re: How To Install CyanogenMod On Your Android Device - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
"If you need some help installing a new recovery, I put together a tutorial on how to install ClockworkMod Touch for free.  It's nice having a touch recovery, because your finger won't go numb pressing the volume up/down keys to navigate the recovery menus.  It makes the process of installing new ROMs & managing backups a lot faster and easier. If you don't want the touch version, you can download and install ROM Manager for Android, which will install the regular version of ClockworkMod recovery." - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"Damn... I wish another JavaScript developer would run into the same issues w/ their own history so they could help me debug. The one disadvantage of the fact that this script does everything within the browser, is I cannot debug it when it encounters histories that break the script. :(" - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"Yeah, let me know if any oddities in the data stick out at you. Perhaps some special characters, empty records, or something is tripping up my code." - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"It's more likely caused by a bug in the script... There have been some people that have encountered issues with it, but unfortunately I haven't been able to reproduce the problem with my history. I was able to download over 130K records without issue." - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"It must be something odd with the data beyond that month that is breaking the script. Does it appear to go all the way back to 2005, but just break when it's creating the download button? If it does go all the way back to 2005, does it output the stats info at least? This may help me to figure out more or less where it's breaking. If it gets to a certain section of stats info where it dies, let me know where that's happening." - GeekLad
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Re: The Ultimate DoFollow Search Engine - http://geeklad.com/ultimat...
"Yeah, there was at one point, but each time I upgraded Disqus it would overwrite my changes and make it nofollow once again. I got tired of making it dofollow over and over again. Yes, I'm the pot calling the kettle black. :-D" - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"D'oh, I just read that you deleted your history yesterday, so I guess you'll be unable to test.  Perhaps v2.1 will work for Erjoalgo now though." - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"No, your script was pretty solid for the most part.  The only problem was where it was trying to run the .replace() method for undefined properties in the object containing the feed data. I've made some updates by making it a bit easier/more robust to add new parameters.  Now, I extract the headers for each data item, and assign the properties for each datum according to the extracted headers.  If a header isn't found, it simply assigns an empty string to that property. Try replacing the JavaScript URL string in my bookmarklet to http://geeklad.com/tools/googl... to test it out. I'm not sure if the changes will fix the problems Erjoalgo has been experiencing, but it is possible they may.  After I get confirmation it's working for you, I'll update the main script to v2.1.  Thanks for your help with this!" - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"You're almost there... In the CSV export method is dying where the script attempts to call the .replace() method on the .video_length attribute when it is undefined. You'll need to add some checks for when any of the attributes are undefined them. The easiest thing would be to assign an empty string ("") so that the .replace method will not fail." - GeekLad
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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History - http://geeklad.com/updated...
"There must be something odd in the search history that is tripping up my code and preventing it from ever getting to the CSV generation code, which creates the output variable.  That's why you're getting a blank page, because I haven't yet passed the data to the CSV creation object, which is why you're never seeing the button. Unfortunately, it's very difficult for me to debug without being able to reproduce the problem.  :-/metal123 is working on a modification of the script to include some additional data, but it is crashing on him.  Perhaps I might see the issue in reviewing his code and fixing his problem, but I cannot promise anything." - GeekLad
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