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Author Archives: Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla Model 3 — Cash Cow When Tesla Needs It Most

April 3rd, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

As Liza Minnelli sung in Cabaret: "Money, Money, Money makes the world go around." Tesla needs cash, lots of cash. There are many panicky stories of the cash squeeze Tesla is going to experience. Those stories are not only appearing on Seeking Alpha, even Moody's is starting to believe and repeat them. That is a serious situation because the Moody's investors service is supposed to know what it's talking about. They are essentially saying: "We see risks, we see opportunities, but we don't know whether there is solid ground in the near future. This uncertainty forces us to downgrade Tesla until we know more about the financial results and expectations."


Tesla Model 3 Competitive Advantage — Costs ~$10,000 Less To Make Than Chevy Bolt

April 2nd, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla is doomed, doomed I tell you. When the real carmakers with their century of experience start making electric cars, it is over for Tesla. Ford, VW, and Toyota are so much better. Etc., etc. ……… . How often have we heard comments like this? In a couple of previous articles, I compared the ramp of the Tesla Model 3 to the ramp of the Chevy Bolt. Tesla is clearly as good as or better than GM in bringing electric cars to production


The Electric Vehicles of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show — Searching The Exhibition Floor (#CleanTechnica Photos)

March 28th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The 88th Geneva International Motor Show, also known as "Salon International de l’Auto et Accessoires," has closed its doors. It is the show of the premieres. Through the years, many cars are shown for the first time to the public at this show. Probably because Switzerland does not have its own car industry, it is neutral ground between the shows of Frankfurt and Paris


The Damage Fake Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Do

March 18th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The search for cleaner and more efficient transportation has resulted in a multitude of solutions. Ways to make the internal combustion engine powertrain more efficient, replacing the fuel with alternate fuels like LPG and LNG, synthetic fuels to mix with the fossil fuels, and, ultimately, replacing the internal combustion engine (ICE) completely are all options on the table


Tesla, The Next 10 Years

March 4th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

In January, the Tesla board (with Elon Musk abstaining) voted to implement new CEO incentive and reward structure for Elon Musk. There have been numerous articles about what this could represent for Elon Musk, but not much is written about the consequences for Tesla


What Can Tesla Learn From Chevy Bolt Production Ramp?

February 26th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

There has been a lot of talk about what the fate of Tesla will be when the big legacy automakers start producing EVs in earnest. With their century of experience and established production lines, they will roll over Tesla. They will show how real carmakers take a new model through production


Tesla Trucks Will Dominate The Market

December 16th, 2017 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Reading Zachary's article "Tesla Semi Price × Orders = $47 Million to $55 Million in Tesla Revenue (with Assumptions)," I thought I had something to add


How Much Range Is Enough?

September 16th, 2017 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The recent release of the new Nissan LEAF 2 has put the range discussion front and center again. How much range should an electric car have



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