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    Are we to assume that DriveMotors made 1000 sales a month?
    What does "Facilitate" mean?
    What does "vehicle orders" mean?

    Is this lead gen that led to a sale?
     
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    I wouldn't say 1,000 sales a month, but I would say there is evidence of it working as an e-commerce widget on dealer websites at that capacity. It's a 3rd party vendor that assists in an actual e-commerce transaction. You'd have to ask @Jeff Kershner@Jeff Kershner about the actual meaning, I just found it interesting that it was posted on their site and figured to show it here.
     
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    I think you're mostly right. Are there major OEM's that manufacture competitors vehicles? I say mostly right because right now Tesla is getting their ass handed to them by other OEMs when it comes to QA/QC and cranking out vehicles in volume. If they can keep the lights on, though, I think what they're going to do in manufacturing will leap frog everyone else. We will see. The speed and scope of projects they take on (and pull-off) is unbelievable. Most other manufacturers are very risk averse - Tesla is not.
     
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    They have a long ways to go.
    Let’s see how the power steering recall goes.

    The one thing they’re great at is media - Canada has been investigating this power steering thing for a couple months already and they’ve avoided the media almost entirely. If you want to see what’s up with Tesla behind the curtain, check out https://twitter.com/Tweetermeyer
     
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    Here's my attempt to educate the public about Carvana and the realities of buying a used car in 2018:

    A New Way To Buy A Car?
     
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    lol.
    I may not agree with Tesla, but this is just a dirty hit piece.
    He's comparing the cost to "gasoline cars" but clearly states hybrids in the article.
    The model 3, if built properly and on time, is actually a good car - the problem is the Volt and other options have surpassed them in range, cost effectiveness, etc.

    That said...
    The ideal electric car has a gasoline motor as a backup.
    The anxiety of knowing your battery might die and there are no charging stations around is something I would never be able to live with.
    Until chargers are as fast and as commonplace as gas stations, it's the biggest hindrance to their model.
    Battery swaps or capacitor technology is where I see the solution coming from, but we're a ways away from that on most fronts.
     
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    Bahhhhhhhh... what's wrong with stirring up the pot. ;-)
     
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