To the average American, Tesla is just another topic in the news alongside China, Trump, the weather, terrorism, national disasters, local sports, and celebrity gossip. They have their morning coffee, rush to work, and glance at the news on their phones. Actually, many Americans work rotating shifts. Those shifts may begin at 9:00 PM at night — and they may not have time to catch up on the news. Unless someone is exposed to Tesla via a customer, fan, or shareholder, they will often only know from what they hear or see in the news
Two years ago I thought the long wait for the Renault-Nissan Alliance was over. There was a new Zoe40 launched just before the Chevy Bolt came to market, and a new Leaf coming that summer. Accompanied by a few other releases, I thought it was time to announce the Renault-Nissan Alliance was coming out of stealth mode. That was the meme of those days — EV makers coming out of stealth mode
In the past couple of years, Tesla [TSLA] has often been the most shorted stock on the US stock market. Billions of dollars are consistently being put on the line based on the idea TSLA will crash, or at least go down. For much longer than that, more than 11 years, critics have been predicting Tesla’s imminent death
Subaru sales are down 66% in 2019, Mazda sales are down 45% in the last 3 years, and Ford sales are down 50% in the last 10 years
The recent threats by Beijing to cut off American access to critical mineral imports has many Americans wondering why our politicians have allowed the United States to become so overly-dependent on China for these valued resources in the first place….
The Nissan e-NV200 electric van has enjoyed strong sales growth since the 40 kWh battery was added to the lineup last year, helped by its low operating costs.
Editor’s note: Matt Pressman is one of the coolest, sweetest, best guys I know. And he’s also a great dad. So I’d like to send him a happy Father’s Day as a preface to his article
Renowned Tesla bear Bob Lutz has recently sung praises of the build quality of Tesla’s vehicles, saying of a Model 3 that he inspected, “not only was the paint without any discernible flaw, but the various panels formed a body of precision that was beyond reproach.”
This story can now begin for real, as I am finally the owner of a Tesla Model