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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

1st Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Pluses Registered In Norway!

August 20th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

For those of you who have followed the Norway Tesla registration statistics this quarter, it has been very slow since the end of quarter flurry in June. Tesla delivered most of its shipments in June and the country has been waiting for a ship since then

Breaking! IIHS To Crash Test Tesla Model 3 Next Week

August 7th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

First, the bad news. Negative headlines are everywhere today, as the NHTSA has sent a letter to Tesla to stop claiming that the Tesla Model 3 has the lowest probability of injury of any car tested by

Trade In A Used Mercedes For A New Tesla? Which Has Lower TCO?

August 4th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This story is inspired by a friend from my day job who is a successful Technical Project Manager. I'm known at work as the "Tesla Guy" since I rave about the car if given the slightest opportunity, so when my friend Raquel Aluisy approached me for information on the car, I was more than happy to give her a test ride and explain what makes the Model 3 so special

Breaking! Tesla Soon Adding YouTube & Netflix To All Cars

July 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Elon Musk recently tweeted some exciting news to those who own Tesla cars and those considering buying them. Although all Tesla cars have had a web browser for a while, that browser didn't support Netflix or YouTube. Elon tweeted that Tesla will soon be rolling out both YouTube and Netflix capability to cars!

6 Ways Tesla Ruins Everything For Incumbent Automakers

July 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This article was inspired by a tweet by a popular YouTuber who commented that his driveway is going to look like a Tesla dealership. I replied that although I have only one Tesla now, everyone in my family wants a Tesla, even though none of them had any interest in the car during the 2 years I was talking about it but they hadn't yet seen it. Once they got to spend some time in the car, they all came to love it

Automakers Paid Me To Show They Lag Tesla

July 13th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Last holiday weekend, my brother in law (who also loves to test drive cars) suggested I drive 6 cars and get $265 in gift cards. I thought, "I get to drive cars, I get gift cards, and its a great story idea" (well, I guess you the reader will be the judge of that). What is the downside? Well, dealers calling me for the next month and asking if I want to buy the car I drove

Let’s Talk About Tesla 3rd Quarter Demand

July 3rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

After the recent announcement of Tesla's record breaking Q2 production and deliveries, the bears on Tesla can no longer say that Tesla can't build or sell or deliver cars in Q2, but they can repeat the same for Q3. That's fine with me. I'm ready to meet them. So, with everyone talking about the Q2 numbers today, I'm happy to shift the conversation to the third quarter. Let's talk about what we know about Q3. (Full Disclosure: I'm long Tesla [TSLA] stock, but don't expect this to be only good news.)

Why Today’s Leading Automakers Should Fear Tesla

June 30th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

The purpose of this article is to challenge the narrative that is commonly heard on mainstream news sites that Tesla has sold a few cars to a few people who just care about the climate, but that Tesla doesn't know what it is doing. The second part of that is often that Tesla's leader, Elon Musk, is a great fraud, someone who can get his faithful excited but never delivers on his promises

Last Chance To Get $3,750 Back On A Tesla

June 22nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This article is my reminder that the federal tax credit will go down from $3,750 to $1,875 for Tesla buyers in about a week — you must take delivery by Sunday, June 30th, to get the larger tax credit. Just a week ago, I wrote an article giving 5 reasons to buy before July 1st. Briefly, they are

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

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