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About Frugal Moogal

Frugal Moogal A businessman first, the Frugal Moogal looks at EVs from the perspective of a business. Having worked in multiple industries and in roles that managed significant money, he believes that the way to convince people that the EV revolution is here is by looking at the vehicles like a business would.

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GM May Finally Be Serious About Electric Vehicles

November 27th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

When I saw the news yesterday that GM is closing five plants and laying off nearly 15,000 employees, I was surprised. Not because it was happening, but because this could be an extremely forward looking move by the company

Your Guide To Talking About Climate Change This Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I'm sure that you clicked on this article hoping for a strategy that you can use over the Thanksgiving table to help someone in your family or friend circle start to get on board with a problem that you feel is one of the most important things that humans can and should be addressing today

Tesla [TSLA] FUD: Accounts Receivable 10-Q Mystery

November 11th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

The goal of this series is to examine current topics being written about Tesla [TSLA] that appear to be stirring up "Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt" (or FUD). The plan is to try to provide reasonable analysis about the validity of the claims. I generally do not link to the articles that "inspire" me to write this, as I do not wish to reward analysis I feel is poor with increased traffic. However, I will freely admit that my analysis may contain incorrect assumptions, and will do my best to acknowledge them in future articles

Tesla Model 3 Medium Range: What Does It Mean?

October 20th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

In case you missed it, last tonight, Elon Musk dropped this nugget on his Twitter feed that Tesla was offering a new, lower cost, Tesla Model 3 Mid Range. Before I go any further, I want to reiterate what I said in my previous article about Tesla, simply, "Let's All Calm Down." Now let's proceed with some speculation

Regarding Tesla [TSLA], Let’s All Calm Down

October 14th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

The third quarter is over, and the run up to the release of Tesla's Q3 results has begun. There are a bunch of articles suddenly coming out discussing what those results will be like. If you find yourself reading a bunch of those articles, it's time to take a step back and calm down

Tesla Coverage: High Speed, Low Quality

October 14th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

After the last article that I wrote, I told Zach that I intended to write around an article a week. I've got a backlog of ideas for articles, and I wanted to be a bit more responsive to breaking news. I feel like a lot of the articles written about electric vehicles right now are of a lower quality. I wanted to do some research to really help put some of those articles into perspective, and hopefully give people some more data to draw their own conclusions

Bombshell: Tesla Announcement Implies HUGE Quarter 3

September 8th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I was pleasantly surprised to see the Company Update from Tesla arrive tonight. I saw the announcement of Jerome Guillen into the President of Automotive position as a big positive. Guillen is an eight-year Tesla veteran with tons of positive experience. The new general assembly line for Model 3 has been attributed to him. He appears to have excelled at every project he has managed at Tesla

Will California Save The US Auto Industry From Itself?

August 18th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

The EPA has stated its intent to freeze Obama-era fuel efficiency standards at the 2020 levels. This could be a disaster for the industry the EPA is supposedly trying to help. Due to a waiver to enforce their own air standards, California may just be able to save the US auto industry from itself. To understand what that means, we need to look at some history first

Claims Tesla Semi Is Impossible Seem Illogical

February 27th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I’ve been reading EV Obsession and CleanTechnica for a while now, using it to help examine electric car costs and pricing to determine how these upcoming vehicles will impact us on a cost basis, and I have read article after article about the Tesla Semi. The articles followed a pattern that it seems like happens with every Tesla product: Tesla announces a product reveal, there are articles hypothesizing about what Tesla will do, then there are articles saying it isn't possible, then there are articles saying that other companies will do it better before it comes out and no one will care

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