Who is plunking down $1k?

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  1. bisco

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    i wonder if it still air cooled.
     
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    Yep, they haven't changed the cooling.
     
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    could be a tough sell in the south, or maybe those burned would never buy another anyway, and they are looking for more innocents.
     
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    how do YOU spell;
    'traction-pack-degradation'
    .... or perhaps Nissan haven't quite yet killed off all prior customer EV loyalty yet. Or, maybe they think there's a continuous supply of new people who are ignorant to the Leaf history.
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    Wow, sad...or it's a Nissan conspiracy to keep that ICE hegemony in play a little longer.
     
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    So, anyone take delivery yet?
     
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    Delivery of the Leaf with the actively cooled Battery pack? No, Nissan hasn’t started selling those yet.
     
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    yes, bothe model 3 and leaf 2. all seem happy so far.
     
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    Q3 ends September 30, a Sunday. I expect Oct 1 we'll have a reckoning. By Nov 1, the SEC should have the Q3 financials.

    "Place your bets."

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    I ran into a guy just showing up for work and he said that the place is Tesla's staging area. I asked him if Musk asked for a bag of chips after the podcast and he laughed. Their delivery/repair facility is about 2 miles down the highway from there.
     
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    I'm wondering why they need so much staging. Cars sitting in lots cost cash.

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    holding off delivery due to tax credit rules?
     
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    Never seen the lots at ports then.
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    4000 cars a month means over 140 made a day. A auto transport tractor holds 9 cars. There will be lag between when a cars come off the line and transport arrives. Tesla probably holds cars for a region until they have enough to fill a truck.
     
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    I understand inventory at the factory, but two miles from a delivery point when each one should have a customer waiting?

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    What a nice problem . . . inventory on hand and a list of customers. The bottle neck has moved beyond Gigafactory, Fremont, and is at the distribution and checkout line.

    Q3 ends on Sunday 21 days from now. The first business day is Oct 1 when we should get press releases about Q3. <tick tick tick tick . . . >

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    All these cars are sold and in some cases 100% paid for. A smaller delivery center, such as one in NJ, might be able to deliver 50 cars a day. They have no way to store 300/400 cars on site, so Tesla leases an inexpensive site nearby to store a week's worth of deliverable inventory. It makes financial sense, like having a production line in a "tent."
     
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    It just seems that they don't have the delivery staff to get cars to customers fast enough, and that's the best explanation I can come up with for increasing inventory levels.

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    It makes sense to hold the distribution staff constant instead of hiring to fire when the backlog is cleared. Bottlenecks flow down hill.

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