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About Paul Fosse

Paul Fosse A Software engineer for over 30 years, first developing EDI software, then developing data warehouse systems. Along the way, I've also had the chance to help start a software consulting firm and do portfolio management. In 2010, I took an interest in electric cars because gas was getting expensive. In 2015, I started reading CleanTechnica and took an interest in solar, mainly because it was a threat to my oil and gas investments. Follow me on Twitter @atj721 Tesla investor. Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/paul92237

Author Archives: Paul Fosse

5 Reasons To Buy A Tesla Now, Before July 1st!

June 15th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I'll go over the 4 real reasons to buy a Tesla now. The fifth one is just that they are fun to drive and who wants to wait? In summary, those 4 reasons are

Tesla To Make Its Own Battery Cells? HyperChange CEO Advances Bold Theory

June 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

As reported here and here, there was a lot of information presented at the 2019 Tesla annual shareholder meeting. And although there were a lot of small details covered and hints given about the future, there wasn't any earth-shattering news. In my summary, I noted they didn't "let the cat out of the bag." But I didn't really know what the cat was, so I didn't comment

Timestamped Summary Of Tesla Shareholder Meeting

June 11th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Tesla just completed its annual shareholder meeting. Like in meetings past, it was fairly long and covered almost every Tesla topic under the sun. To make it easier for people who couldn't watch, wouldn't watch, or simply want to go back to some of the topics in the meeting, below is a timestamped summary from Paul, who kindly stayed up late in Florida (just not as late as me here in Poland) to put this together for the world

I Found A Safety Concern In My Tesla Model 3, & How To Correct It

June 1st, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I have been taking a lot of long drives in my Tesla Model 3 lately while getting my son set up in his first job across the state of Florida. I was returning from Melbourne to Tampa one evening after moving him into his apartment and I discovered something about the Model 3 that I didn't like

83-Year-Old Grandmother Loves Her Tesla Model 3 (Video)

May 29th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Most of the attention the Tesla Model 3 has gotten over the last few years has been from male auto enthusiasts, and that makes sense to me. But no matter who you are, the acceleration and handling of the car forever alters your expectations of cars after you drive it once. That’s why I loved this Model 3 video, it gives a new perspective that we haven’t heard 100 times before

Nickel Ride Finds EVs Are So Affordable … They Can Give Rides For Free

May 26th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

A company operating in Southwest Florida (St. Petersburg and Fort Myers), Nickel Ride, has found a new way to turn the advantages of electric vehicles into a competitive advantage. Just download the Nickel Ride app at either the Apple or Google store and request a ride for free

Tesla Model 3 Rewrites The Rules Of What A Sport Sedan Can Be, Motor Trend Reflects

May 25th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I was so glad to see this Motor Trend comparison of the top 3 sport sedans you can buy for around $50,000, and to see that it included the Tesla Model 3, I'm tired of reading reviews comparing the Model 3 to other electric cars. Everyone knows where it stands compared to other electric cars (it beats them for the most part, unless you have special requirements, like you need an SUV), but as well as Tesla has sold car over the last year, there are still places where people have no idea about Tesla or any electric car

Reasons To Buy A Tesla Model 3 By May 27, & A Few Reasons To Not Buy

May 19th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Tesla is offering 5,000 free miles of Supercharging if you order by May 27. You have to use the miles within 6 months, but that could save you about about $450 if you drive a lot, less if you drive less. You should also get your car by June 30, 2019 — so, if you are in the US, you should be eligible for the $3,750 tax credit

Tesla Adds Tow Hitch To Model 3 In Europe

May 8th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Last night, Tesla added a tow hitch option for European customers. The capacity of the hitch is only 910 kilograms (about 2000 pounds), but it will be useful both for putting small bike and ski carriers onto the cars and for hauling small trailers

Breaking! Tesla Slashes Leasing Costs On Model 3 — $399 A Month!

May 3rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I haven't seen an announcement, but noticed on Twitter people talking about a $399 per month lease on a Tesla Model 3! Comparing the old deal to the new deal, the down payment required has gone up by $1,500, from $3,000 to $4,500, but the monthly payment has gone down from $504 a month to $399 a month. That more than makes up for the higher down payment — $105 times 36 months is $3,780, and subtracting the $1,500 increase in down payment brings you to $2,280 in savings)

Can Tesla Pull Ahead Of The Industry And Deliver Full Self-Driving Cars Next Year?

April 23rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I will examine the claims that Tesla made at its Tesla Autonomy Day on April 22. Although I'm a small investor in Tesla and undoubtedly a fan of the company and its cars, I'll try to be as objective as I can be and show where Tesla's claims are proven or undisputed and where they are unproven and require a leap of faith. In order to have a robotaxi, Tesla has to have the following pieces of the puzzle

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