Henry Ford

The Mystery Of Tesla Model 3 Demand

Demand is a mystery that can only be measured once supply is provided, and at that point, it’s not demand anymore. You only know what demand you really had after its gone. Supply is a fact you can easily measure, while demand is never really known or completely understood. Even worse, the supply you measure is usually only a part of the demand you once had, and the closer you get to the moment of supply, the more you know how real the demand is.

Gaining Back The EV Revenue Stream Henry Ford & Thomas Edison Gave Up

In the early 20th Century Edison said, “Electricity is the thing. There are no whirring and grinding gears with their numerous levers to confuse. There is not that almost terrifying uncertain throb and whirr of the powerful combustion engine. There is no water-circulating system to get out of order – no dangerous and evil-smelling gasoline and no noise.” We know how history turned out, and now, 100 years later, Ford and Edison’s dream of electric vehicles is very much alive.

Remember That Time Ford Went Private? Elon Musk & Henry Ford Both Irritated By Short-Term…

Editor’s note: Below is a portion of an article published on the EVANNEX blog. While Henry Ford might not have been fighting with short sellers, oil barons, and Twitter trolls, he, like Elon Musk, was also dogged and irritated by short-term thinkers more interested in quarter-to-quarter financials than long-term vision and growth. Charles Morris relays a story about Henry Ford getting so fed up with it that narrow, near-term mindset that he took Ford Motor Company private. Musk has read up on Ford quite a bit, so perhaps this anecdote kept coming to mind as Musk verbally wrestled with analysts. Alas, it’s 2018 and the Tesla story is more complicated than the Ford story — in several ways — which has ended up dissipating the idea of Tesla going private. In any case, this comparison is a fascinating little look at the kind of thing that businessmen like Musk and Ford sometimes have to struggle with.

Electric Car Evolution

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history of electric cars. Most people mean “electric car” when they … [continued]