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  1. orenji

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    even a stopped clock is right twice a day
     
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    3PriusMike Prius owner since 2000, Tesla M3 2018

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    Hmmm. Who else hasn't said that the chip shortage is causing them to slow production?

    Mike
     
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    it's better to be lucky than smart, did you read the article?
     
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    3PriusMike Prius owner since 2000, Tesla M3 2018

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    Nope. But I've read 23 other articles on the chip shortage
     
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    in the last recession, ford didn't have any financial problems. was it because they were smarter than everyone else?
    nope. they just happened to have wrapped up long term financing before the economy took a down turn.
     
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    The whole article sings their praises because they stockpiled chips. Too bad they didn't do the same stockpile with battery modules so they could get more RAV4 plugin hybrids available.

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    They don’t worry to meet quarterly deadlines like someone we know, and push cars out the door without quality control checks. They are more concern with making sure each and ever car leaves the factory floor with pride.
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    It worked for me as I got $18,300 trade-in for a $41,000, 2019 Std Rng Plus Model 3.

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    At the first Tesla roadster, s ,x demonstration I appended, the words of mouth was Tesla was targeting Prius owners.
    Water under the bridge presently?
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    We'd been accused of being 'green' for so long, we knew the lingo. But many of us were (are) frugal which our EVs handle very nicely.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Toyota the GOAT? Like Brady?
    Maybe but like Brady there are still non-believers
    To be the GOAT, Toyota needs to win another Super Bowl. this time playing for OUR team and not Tokyo.
     
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    Any new ads on the horizon?
    cheers
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Is that why they've started abandoning their manufacturing efficiency?
    That wasn't going to work for the frugal Prius buyers, but it could if a large part of hybrid owners at the time were early adopters. The Prius was a large 'trade in' for the Model 3, but they also got many coming from a BMW or other model in the segment Tesla positioned themselves in.
     
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    I'ver read that for a US based company to do business in china, the US company has to partner with a chinese company for regulatory and legal issues. Probably not that big an issue since IBM, Apple to name a couple have successfully (so far) managed those issues.
    I'm just curious what the chinese manufactured counterpart to the chinese built US based Tesla will be called.
    Apple Car? if eva...
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Tesla didn't have to partner with a Chinese car company for their factory there.
    Tesla's 100% American Owned Factory In China Is A Big Deal

    They did go with Chinese battery companies to supply the Model 3 for the domestic market there, which was likely part of the deal, and why the standard range model uses LiFePO.
     
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    3PriusMike Prius owner since 2000, Tesla M3 2018

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    [QUOTE="vvillovv, post: 3125915, member: 105094"
    I'm just curious what the chinese manufactured counterpart to the chinese built US based Tesla will be called.[/QUOTE]

    It will be called a TESLA.

    Note that Tesla negotiated with China so that they did not have to have a Chinese company partner to do business in China

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    I'm all for reducing human produced pollution/waste. Going Green I thought was a really good first step and if I had more $ I most likely would not care as much about how the original Green movement (at least the one I remember) has changed over the years. Changing so much that that the present Green movement to me appears to be focused solely on $ and how much of it can be made in the name of Green and human convenience. I also believe Tesla has made a huge impact on the automotive industry as a whole. (in another thread concerning customer satisfaction, satisfactory has been a buzz word in the Detroit area for a long time. I sure some can imagine way.) i still believe changing the fuel that powers out insatiable need for personal transportation is not going to solve our/human impact on the earths environment. Further, if humans are past the point of no return, as some already believe, why would anyone, any company, any institution, any country care how the planet will support life of any kind in our futures.
    I realize individually, I'm really insignificant in terms of our planets total population and human technical achievements, but that doesn't stop me from trying individually to figure out new ways to reduce my impact on the environment, reduce the waste I generate and survive.
    Choosing this path makes it hard to find and keep friends, but that might also be related to falling on my head at a very young age and scaring the bejesus out of my family, especially my oldest sister, may she RIP :love:, who was babysitting my other two sisters and me .
    may god grant me the strength to change the things I can

    “Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
     
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    Sort of frustrating I suppose I don't have enough years left to see how it all turns out. Maybe I can freeze my DNA.
     
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