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  2. From the service bulletin: So basically if you have the hitch access cutout on the rear understand panel (shown here), then you already have the new improved panel and this service bulletin doesn't apply. Looks like you can just raise the concern, refer to this service bulletin (SB-20-12-003), and they will perform the work under warranty.
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    Another example of "never buy the first year(s) model of any car"..... we need to give them years to work the kinks out first.
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  3. But you might pay a bit more for the advantage in knowing just how well the car was maintained, how carefully it was driven, etc. Right? You know and trust the "previous" owner, because it was you.
  4. This lease deal is hilariously beneficial for Tesla. You pay them $4500 for the privilege to pay $500 a month to drive the car. Then you will turn it back over to them, so they can use it in their fleet to earn extremely high margin revenue for Tesla. Alternatively - you buy on loan, and use it in the robofleet to earn you money... Plus, $512/mo with $4500 down and only 10k miles a year is ludicrous. That price doesn't include the 1125 destination fee, 75 doc fee, local registration costs, or sales tax. For me that adds another 2k, plus 45/ month sales tax. I'm a believer in leasing for some business owners at times…. but not for Tesla. They really make it very unattractive. 100% - they want to maintain high demand so they can pump out every single Model Y off the line and not have them sitting around The lease strategy is a fantastic way for them to put out a few hundred thousand cars over 2-3 years that will come back into their ownership by the time they hope the network is ready To all complaining about no buyout: Hardly anyone buys out their lease they just give it back at the end and get a new model. If you’re planning on buying it then just long term finance instead. And really the buyout price is usually more than you can find the same user car in the open market for.
  5. The Chinese company, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL), which supplies Tesla and Volkswagen AG, has created a battery that runs for 16 years and 1.24million miles – the equivalent of making more than 400 journeys from coast-to-coast in the US. Currently, the average EV battery’s lifespan is around 200,000 miles, according to Consumer Reports.
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  6. LG Chem, Korea’s largest chemical company, is expected to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries for Tesla’s first plant in China. Until now, Tesla has relied on Japanese battery maker Panasonic for the EV models it produces in the U.S. Production of Tesla’s Model 3 in China is set to begin later this year, less than 12 months after it started building its plant in Shanghai. For LG Chem, the deal reflects the company’s leadership in the lithium-ion battery market; LG Chem already has partnerships with automakers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. LG Chem projects that it will double its EV battery sales in the next five years, from $24 billion today to over $50 billion by 2024.8 8. InsideEVs, “LG Chem To Increase Battery Sales Fivefold By 2024,” Jul 9, 2019.
  7. Just one of those days... Shares of the electric car pioneer Tesla sank 8% Thursday on 1 business headline and 1 legal one: Both its car production and deliveries were down across every Tesla modelin the last quarter of 2018. Elon Musk visited court after ignoring an SEC order for Tesla lawyers to screen his tweets pre-tweet (the judge gave him 2 weeks to agree to a settlement with the SEC). 63K eCars delivered — But that's down 31%... And Tesla got right down to the excuses for coming up short: Ships take time: Tesla began exporting its lower-priced Model 3 to China and Europe. It takes a while for them to get there. $$$: That US government subsidy to encourage electric car purchases? Just got cut in half, making Teslas more expensive for customers. THE TAKEAWAY Tesla shares have no chill... The polarizing CEO attracts lovers and haters (think pineapple on pizza). Thursday's report makes Tesla's goal for 360K-400K car deliveries this year look unreachable, so investors piled on the hate and sold shares. They think it'll run out of money. Others still think it's the car company of the future.
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