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Old 19-10-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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What planet is Elon Musk on?

So he announces yesterday a new mid-range battery packed Model 3 at $35,000, conveniently forgetting to tell people that's after Federal tax incentives so its really $45,000 and that cars ordered this week will be delivered in 8-10 weeks, presumably because that's when the incentives get cut in half

Can he really deliver a Model 3 in 8-10 weeks after ordering?

What about non-US customers who placed their deposit a long long time ago - pushed back down the queue again?

What a joke
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Old 19-10-2018, 11:24 AM   #2
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Are you still getting one?
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Old 19-10-2018, 11:30 AM   #3
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Is it also true no one can work on the cars and they have to be sent back to Tesla. Im sure i heard a guy in Singapore had a problem with a new car and had to ship it back to the US to get fixed then shipped back. He was going to be without his car for 3-4 months.
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Whatever planet he is on it's one I'd want to live on. Guy is a modern day pioneer and should be celebrated for what he is doing for humanity. Look forward to what he manages to achieve in the next 20-30 years in both battery and rocket propulsion.

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Old 19-10-2018, 11:55 AM   #5
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Whatever planet he is on it's one I'd want to live on. Guy is a modern day pioneer and should be celebrated for what he is doing for humanity. Look forward to what he manages to achieve in the next 20-30 years in both battery and rocket propulsion.

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Is he really a pioneer who is doing his bit to save humanity?

I used to think that - now I'm seeing him more and more as an egotistical deluded individual who is consistent in only one thing - failing to deliver on promises

A modern day Preston Tucker
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So he announces yesterday a new mid-range battery packed Model 3 at $35,000, conveniently forgetting to tell people that's after Federal tax incentives so its really $45,000 and that cars ordered this week will be delivered in 8-10 weeks, presumably because that's when the incentives get cut in half

Can he really deliver a Model 3 in 8-10 weeks after ordering?

What about non-US customers who placed their deposit a long long time ago - pushed back down the queue again?

What a joke
He certainly seems to be loosing it a bit what with the libel case and having to step down as CEO, maybe its all that cannabis he smokes !
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Old 19-10-2018, 12:13 PM   #7
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It is not just in the US, look at the so called subsidy on electric cars here.

Just look at the price of the Nissan Leaf.

New LEAF N-Connecta £27K with government incentive.
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Is it also true no one can work on the cars and they have to be sent back to Tesla. Im sure i heard a guy in Singapore had a problem with a new car and had to ship it back to the US to get fixed then shipped back. He was going to be without his car for 3-4 months.
If they are not officially available to buy in Singapore I think that is understandable.
Parts are pretty much non-existent and don't even think about trying to work on any of the electrical systems.
Nice when they are working though but I don't know how viable one would be in Singapore.
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Having seen a few Model 3's in the US I cant see why anyone would even pay $35k for one , ignoring the fact that they wont ever make a $35k one, only reason I can see to buy one in California is so you can use the carpool lanes all the time

Musk is simply not all there and cant see Tesla actually being around in a few years time if they stick with him, too many lies , delays and broken promises

Shame really as though the P85D i drove a couple of years back was outstanding just not worth £100k
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Old 19-10-2018, 01:39 PM   #10
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So he announces yesterday a new mid-range battery packed Model 3 at $35,000, conveniently forgetting to tell people that's after Federal tax incentives so its really $45,000 and that cars ordered this week will be delivered in 8-10 weeks, presumably because that's when the incentives get cut in half

Can he really deliver a Model 3 in 8-10 weeks after ordering?

What about non-US customers who placed their deposit a long long time ago - pushed back down the queue again?

What a joke
Yes incentives going soon read about it, he is promising to deliver to peoples homes, he has a shed load of cancelled orders I believe and trying to shift fast.

I think he is spending others money with his huge loses and pioneer of humanity mentioned in the thread have you checked the battery factory working conditions and what they are paid I think he what's to try everything, but peoples belief can disappear if they lose loads of money.
I clever business has likely to have a few failures to win, but there is not a bottles pit of money that he can throw at every dream he has under the sun

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