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#4580303 - 11/20/17 05:39 PM Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business"
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#4580312 - 11/20/17 05:49 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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I have no vested interest either way in Tesla's success or failure, but to hear this coming from a former GM executive who was "in the midst" of the GM meltdown? Give me a break...
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#4580314 - 11/20/17 05:52 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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Habitually wrong government beggar.

Dude hasn't said anything right in 35 years.
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#4580318 - 11/20/17 06:03 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Lutz was brought in to improve GM's product offerings and there are a few notable GM products that he brought to production.
He was not one of the financial managers who rode GM into the ground.
He also had a long and distinguished career at Ford, including a number of years in Europe.
His observations of Tesla are no more than the obvious ones, though.
You don't need to be a genius nor even especially astute to observe that an airplane on its back trailing smoke and flame is crashing.
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#4580320 - 11/20/17 06:05 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: fdcg27]
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27

You don't need to be a genius nor even especially astute to observe that an airplane on its back trailing smoke and flame is crashing.



Quite true.
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#4580329 - 11/20/17 06:18 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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Time will tell. Truthfully it doesn't matter to me one way or the other what happens to Tesla.
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#4580333 - 11/20/17 06:21 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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If they don't go out of business your grand or great grandkids will question why pop-pop didn't buy Tesla way back when they were just starting out.
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#4580335 - 11/20/17 06:22 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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What about all the orders for the new semi-truck? How are they going to fill those orders if they're out of business ?

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#4580352 - 11/20/17 06:41 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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I don't know about that. The Tesla developed 2170 battery is exactly what the electric car world needs. It contains no Earth shattering new battery technology. Instead, it's a well refined and up-sized version of the common 18650. Those details matter, immensely. As maximum current flow is doubled, energy capacity is increased by 50% and total cell count is reduced. Much of this is due to simple geometry. As the new 21mm x 70mm case contains 35%-50% more "battery" inside, while being only a few mm's larger outside. Internal heating is reduced, and lifespan is greatly increased.

We'll see.
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#4580353 - 11/20/17 06:42 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: demarpaint]
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Time will tell. Truthfully it doesn't matter to me one way or the other what happens to Tesla.


Amen! Could care less smile
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#4580357 - 11/20/17 06:44 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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Tesla just purchased a company here in MN that specializes in manufacturing automation equipment.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjour...perbix.amp.html

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#4580359 - 11/20/17 06:45 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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I hope he's wrong and Tesla can pull through. Not a Tesla shill but would like to own an electric car like ones they offer someday.


Edited by JeepWJ19 (11/20/17 06:46 PM)
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#4580404 - 11/20/17 07:13 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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I'm waiting one the new Tesla 4 place airplane!
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#4580405 - 11/20/17 07:13 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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In general , I wish companies in business to succeed .

But I have always gotten the impression their cars are WAY out of my price range . And I could care less about their performance / acceleration , I read about .

I know a little bit about electric cars after owing a used Nissan Leaf , until some one rear ended & totaled it .
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#4580409 - 11/20/17 07:15 PM Re: Bob Lutz, "Tesla is ‘Going Out of Business" [Re: wemay]
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If anyone would know it's a guy that worked for a company that made a business out of going out of business. I don't know... Tesla certainly has its problems but I'm not sure it's time to throw in the towel with them just yet. I wouldn't invest in them either.
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