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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 11th, 2019, 12:39 pm

redsturgeon wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote: so & gave a hammer & auto centre pop for breaking car windows to my groom when she passed her driving test.

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As a way to get out of a crashed vehicle when the doors don't work in case a fire starts, as recommended by a policeman to me many years ago.

If you ever see a vehicle fire & feel the intense heat it is something that makes a big impression.

I would recommend such precautions to any motorist as a good investment should the unlikely event of such a crash happen.

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby redsturgeon » October 11th, 2019, 1:16 pm

odysseus2000 wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote: so & gave a hammer & auto centre pop for breaking car windows to my groom when she passed her driving test.

Regards,


???



As a way to get out of a crashed vehicle when the doors don't work in case a fire starts, as recommended by a policeman to me many years ago.

If you ever see a vehicle fire & feel the intense heat it is something that makes a big impression.

I would recommend such precautions to any motorist as a good investment should the unlikely event of such a crash happen.

Regards,


That was the bit I understood, it was referring to your other half a "groom" I was struggling with! :D

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 11th, 2019, 2:31 pm

Sorry, was brought up around horse folk and assumed everyone else would be familiar with the term.

Groom: Person who takes care of a pony/horse. In my case she looks after my Dartmoor black gelding. A cheeky chap who yesterday broke into my top garden and ate my plants and got called some very bad names.

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby redsturgeon » October 11th, 2019, 3:19 pm

odysseus2000 wrote:Sorry, was brought up around horse folk and assumed everyone else would be familiar with the term.

Groom: Person who takes care of a pony/horse. In my case she looks after my Dartmoor black gelding. A cheeky chap who yesterday broke into my top garden and ate my plants and got called some very bad names.

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Aha, familiar with the term but didn't know anyone who has their own groom. :)

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby Howard » October 11th, 2019, 4:33 pm

redsturgeon wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote:Sorry, was brought up around horse folk and assumed everyone else would be familiar with the term.

Groom: Person who takes care of a pony/horse. In my case she looks after my Dartmoor black gelding. A cheeky chap who yesterday broke into my top garden and ate my plants and got called some very bad names.

Regards,


Aha, familiar with the term but didn't know anyone who has their own groom. :)

John


I think she is married to Ody's Butler :D

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 11th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Howard wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote:Sorry, was brought up around horse folk and assumed everyone else would be familiar with the term.

Groom: Person who takes care of a pony/horse. In my case she looks after my Dartmoor black gelding. A cheeky chap who yesterday broke into my top garden and ate my plants and got called some very bad names.

Regards,


Aha, familiar with the term but didn't know anyone who has their own groom. :)

John


I think she is married to Ody's Butler :D


Ha Ha!

I make do with a scullery maid.

There are levers in every room, connected by wire to bells that ring in the servants quarters when I need jobs attending to, coal on the open fires etc

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 11th, 2019, 9:11 pm

VW apparently thinking of selling Lamborghini or equity listing:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... n-overhaul

Other prestigious marks also being considered for sale like Bentley.

This is being spun as a restructuring exercise, but imho reflects vw board room panic over BEV & needed mark downs in legacy to compete.

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby Itsallaguess » October 11th, 2019, 9:13 pm

odysseus2000 wrote:
There are levers in every room, connected by wire to bells


Just because you might not agree with them, is that really necessary?

:O)

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 11th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote:
There are levers in every room, connected by wire to bells


Just because you might not agree with them, is that really necessary?

:O)

Itsallaguess


ha ha

let me rephrase. There are mechanisms in each room connected by wires to bells....

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby BobbyD » October 12th, 2019, 12:02 am

odysseus2000 wrote:VW apparently thinking of selling Lamborghini or equity listing:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... n-overhaul

Other prestigious marks also being considered for sale like Bentley.

This is being spun as a restructuring exercise, but imho reflects vw board room panic over BEV & needed mark downs in legacy to compete.

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Yes, if only this wasn't entirely in keeping with Diess's declared strategy to end the empire building and concentrate on efficiency, they weren't currently reshaping the group and the way the companies in the group interact, and they hadn't already done exactly the same thing with Traton your entirely unforeseen take might have more credibility.

Lamborghini isn't part of VW's core, it's only owned it since 1998, in which time it's ramped up sales to the point where it could once again survive as a stand alone company, something it' hasn't managed in approaching the last two thirds of its existence. Diess isn't prepared to just sit around and wait for the future, he's on a mission to redefine VW every bit as much as Ferdinand Piech did.

Still maybe Tesla should make an offer, then they could claim to own a company which had actually sold cars with superchargers in them...

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby BobbyD » October 12th, 2019, 1:34 am

BobbyD wrote:Still maybe Tesla should make an offer, then they could claim to own a company which had actually sold cars with superchargers in them...


Supercapacitors...

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby BobbyD » October 12th, 2019, 6:39 am

Zipcar- electric cars in London, | Fully Charged - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9WBQM6tGLM

e-car share in London.

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 13th, 2019, 8:08 pm

Interesting video speculating on recent Tesla acquisitions & their desire to be a vertically integrated battery-car-storage business:

https://youtu.be/hjCnuyqEacQ

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 13th, 2019, 8:22 pm

BEV after Alyson withdrawal. A interesting video in agreement with my belief that BEV have hardly got started:

https://youtu.be/8M1KQv0J3jI

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 14th, 2019, 1:25 am

This is an interesting graphic showing how Tesla sales have grown:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1183538861089185792

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby Howard » October 14th, 2019, 10:48 am

odysseus2000 wrote:This is an interesting graphic showing how Tesla sales have grown:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1183538861089185792

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Be fair Ody - with a simple change of label, this animation could equally be used to indicate how their losses have grown. :)

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Postby odysseus2000 » October 14th, 2019, 11:06 am

Howard wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote:This is an interesting graphic showing how Tesla sales have grown:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1183538861089185792

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Be fair Ody - with a simple change of label, this animation could equally be used to indicate how their losses have grown. :)

Howard


Ha Ha, yes you are right, but let us assume they do begin to sell a million cars per year at an average price of $40,000. That gives them a turn over of $40 billion.

Now as the new China plants comes on line and the skill in making improves it may come to pass that each car becomes profitable. At 1% net Margin that is $0.4 billion, at 5% net margin that is $2 billion, at 10% net margin that is $4 billion in profit.

The bears say never, the bulls say soon.

Meanwhile the media interest in Extinction Rebellion and in Greta's UN speech will be slowly finding its way into the minds of vote hungry politicians and good decent folk all about the world will begin to think electric. Imho BEV have hardly begun yet, but that is about to change very fast.

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Postby BobbyD » October 14th, 2019, 11:14 am

Howard wrote:
odysseus2000 wrote:This is an interesting graphic showing how Tesla sales have grown:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1183538861089185792

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Be fair Ody - with a simple change of label, this animation could equally be used to indicate how their losses have grown. :)

Howard


...or the wait time for a repair.

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Postby Howard » October 14th, 2019, 11:51 am

Interesting article about Dyson and their electric car project.

They appear to have found out the hard way that it is difficult to compete with big auto manufacturers.

I'm not surprised, because maybe I'm biased. Having owned and used a Dyson vacuum cleaner, I thought it was over-hyped and no better than the competitors' products which were cheaper. It went wrong fairly quickly and wasn't replaced. And the Dyson air blade hand driers in public toilets seem to be ridiculous to me. Who specifies these daft products? And (while I'm on my rant) I recently stayed in a fancy hotel which had Dyson hairdriers in each room. When I looked up the price I was amazed. I now see that they have reduced their price to around £300. Who buys these things??

Hopefully Tesla will prove more sensible than this company :lol:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dyson-e ... side-story

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Re: Musk endeavours

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Postby BobbyD » October 14th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Howard wrote:Interesting article about Dyson and their electric car project.

They appear to have found out the hard way that it is difficult to compete with big auto manufacturers.

I'm not surprised, because maybe I'm biased. Having owned and used a Dyson vacuum cleaner, I thought it was over-hyped and no better than the competitors' products which were cheaper. It went wrong fairly quickly and wasn't replaced. And the Dyson air blade hand driers in public toilets seem to be ridiculous to me. Who specifies these daft products? And (while I'm on my rant) I recently stayed in a fancy hotel which had Dyson hairdriers in each room. When I looked up the price I was amazed. I now see that they have reduced their price to around £300. Who buys these things??

Hopefully Tesla will prove more sensible than this company :lol:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dyson-e ... side-story

regards

Howard


I worry 2.5 million units a year isn't enough unless you find a niche, and BEV is no longer a niche...

VAX factory sales always used to provide ridiculous discounts on really nice cleaners.

As far as I can tell the design brief for those handdryers was to distribute dirt and germs as evenly across the rest room area as possible.

In all fairness the alternatives may be functional but handdrying in public toilets has never had that eureka moment after which everything was different. It's just a different, more expensive version of inadequate, and in any toilet where you have to pull the door handle to get out it's largely academic anyway.


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