Saturday, July 20, 2013


Why Everybody Loves Tesla - Businessweek
For those worried about resale values should electric cars prove a fad, Musk has pledged his $5 billion-plus fortune to guarantee the value of the Model S...Better Place plowed about $1 billion into a quest to build a global network of battery-swapping stations, beginning in Israel. Carmakers, however, were reluctant to adopt the underlying technology needed to make Better Place’s stations work, and the company spent too much money trying to expand quickly. A group of investors have since acquired its assets for about $12 million.
...Should something go wrong with your car, Tesla will send a concierge with a new Model S loaner, repair your car, and return it...“When it comes to manufacturing, Detroit is much farther down the learning curve,” says Willy Shih, a professor at Harvard Business School. Shih says he’s skeptical of electric cars in general, and of Tesla’s chances of building the infrastructure it needs to support the charging and battery-swap systems, because so many pieces of the Tesla equation rely on immature technology. “As a result, they’re at the expensive end of so much new technology,” Shih says. “It’s a very costly and challenging proposition.”
Twitter / RichardTol: Contradicting the Economist ...
Contradicting the Economist on the IPCC leak, @dana1981 and @michaelemann either bluff or leak IPCC AR5 on climate sensitivity.
Twitter / ClimateRealists: Solar Cycle forecast for SC25 ...

Solar Cycle forecast for SC25 is very low...How cool/cold will Earth be in 2050?

Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: Climate Change would be a ...
Climate Change would be a sideshow to distract from real problems, except enacting measures based on it is a huge problem, led by POTUS,EPA
Bad Day at Black Rock for the Climate Alarmists | Power Line
Not exactly Black Rock, but the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which conducted a hearing today titled: “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now.” That title alone will prompt a snicker from all knowledgeable people; climate change has been happening for millions of years, and will continue for as long as the Earth exists...

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