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Author Archives: Matt Pressman

Big Auto’s Existential Problem: Cannibalize Cash Cows Or Evolve Too Slowly

August 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Legacy automakers have a dilemma on their hands. Transitioning to electric cars is hard. A few German automakers have calmly voiced their concerns. Others have resorted to all-out whining. So what about Big Auto in America? To get some perspective, Seeking Alpha's Scott Morton takes a look at GM's vexing EV challenges as the company tries to face off with Elon Musk on Tesla's turf


Tesla Is Obstructed By Anti-Free-Market Laws In Numerous US States

August 3rd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla has many challenges to overcome. According to David Pogue (via Yahoo Finance), "It’s amazing that Tesla even exists. Before Tesla, the most recent successful American auto startup was Chrysler, over 90 years ago. Tesla has survived the first hard part: designing beautiful, fast, high-tech electric cars that a lot of people want and love. Now come all the other hard parts ... [including] getting permission to sell them."


Tesla = Hottest Place To Work For Young Job Seekers

August 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Editor's note: In light of recent commentary from a former Tesla [TSLA] critic and famous TV show talking head who just went long on TSLA, and his reason why, below is a repost of a highly relevant article originally published by EVANNEX in November


Tesla & SpaceX Fans Are Loving “The Adventures Of Starman” Comic Book

August 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Eli Burton is the President and Founder of My Tesla Adventure, a California-based Tesla owners club. The club's mission is to bring together Tesla owners to embark on fun adventures, make great memories, and form lasting friendships. Eli is also a long-time space enthusiast, amateur rocket maker, SpaceX fan, and creator of an exciting new comic book series, The Adventures of Starman


The Timeless Tesla Model S Should Stay The Same

July 26th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk recently rejected rumors of a Tesla Model S facelift. When asked about the possibility of an interior revamp to the car, the CEO simply tweeted, "No." He added, via Twitter, there wouldn't be an exterior redesign either. In turn, Tesla critics flew into a frenzy. These so-called experts claim a cosmetic overhaul is absolutely mandatory for the award-winning luxury sedan


7 Top Takeaways From Tesla’s Q2 Conference Call

July 25th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

To recap the second quarter, Tesla issued its shareholder letter and held its quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts. The news, as always, is a mixed bag. While improving over its $702M loss in Q1, Tesla still missed Wall Street's expectations, posting a Q2 loss of $408M. Traders can expect a bumpy ride in the short term. That said, there were some highlights worth considering for those long-term TSLA investors


“The Model 3 Feels Like A Breakthrough Car” —CAR Magazine

July 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

As Model 3 begins to appear on the UK's streets, local automotive news outlets are publishing their reviews of Tesla's highly-anticipated electric vehicle. One such publication, CAR Magazine, just released a written review and provocative video about Tesla's lower-priced, smaller sedan


What’s Up With The Twitter Turf War Over Tesla & Elon Musk?

June 24th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Why has Twitter become such a battleground over Tesla? Amit Katwala writes in Wired UK, "There’s no reason why a car company should be so divisive, but the warring tribes of Tesla fans and [Tesla haters] speak to human nature, the cult of celebrity, and the polarizing impact of the social media echo chamber." Others believe it gets to something deeper. More on that in a moment


84-Year Old Tesla Owner Perhaps 1st To Drive Electric Car To Arctic

June 14th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Many still believe electric cars are incapable of road trips due to a lack of EV charging infrastructure. It turns out that an 84-year old Tesla owner, originally from Germany, would like to prove those naysayers wrong. Aaron Hemens reports (via NNSL Media) that George Teepe, a resident of Laguna Niguel, California, set out to become the first person to drive an electric car to the coastline of the Arctic Ocean


The First Official Race-Ready Tesla (VIDEO)

June 7th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Most Model S owners already know that Tesla makes a version of the car with ludicrous speed — something that's akin to a race car. But could this all-electric production car, a family sedan no less, actually turn up in an official race approved by the International Automobile Federation (FIA)


Moscow Tesla Club Founders Launch Awesome EV Comparison Website

June 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Back in 2012, the Moscow Tesla Club was launched. Since then, the club's founders have been able to deliver more than 350 Teslas (and other electric cars) all over Russia. In addition, they've developed charging infrastructure and lobbied local government officials in order to support the EV movement. Recently, the founders of Moscow Tesla Club financed a new website, EV Compare, to further promote EVs



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