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Uninvestable Tesla

Tesla is an uninvestable stock for me, not just because of its high valuation but also because it fails our fairly basic quality test, which I shamelessly borrowed from Warren Buffett: Would I still buy this stock if right after the purchase the stock market were to close for ten years? If you are a big Tesla […]


China Launches World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Tesla is not the only one bringing electric engines to cargo transport. China just launched its first all-electric cargo ship, which will travel 50 miles at a top speed of 8 miles per hour on a single charge. Though it will be able to carry 2,200 tons of cargo […]


Germany Ends Tesla Model S Subsidies In Massive Blow To Company’s Government Funded Business Plan

Apparently German government officials have finally woken up to the realization that it’s utterly ridiculous to use tax revenue generated primarily from middle and low-income households to fund subsidy payments to rich people buying $100,000 luxury sports cars.  As Business Standard notes this morning, the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Controls announced […]


There Is Just One Thing Preventing Elon Musk’s Vision From Coming True: The Laws Of Physics

When Elon Musk stepped on stage at Tesla’s product-launch event earlier this month, he knew the market’s confidence in Tesla’s brand had sunk to an all-time low since he took over the company a decade ago. So, he resorted to a tactic that should be familiar to anybody who has been following the company: Shock […]


The Wireless Power Grid: More Than A 100 Years In The Making

Authored by Julieanne Geiger via OilPrice.com, If you can imagine a massive, horrifying beast with some 6 million miles of tentacles that costs up to $33 billion to feed and $5 trillion to replace, then you can imagine the U.S. electricity grid. But it’s a beast that can possibly be vanquished, finally. How? Magnetic induction […]


VW Planning $12 Billion Investment In Electric Cars For Chinese Market

Just days ahead of this weekend’s Guangzhou Auto Show, Volkswagen has announced plans to invest $12 billion dollars into efforts to build coal-fueled electric vehicles in China.  According the Wall Street Journal, VW plans to produce 400,000 EVs by 2020 and introduce 5 new all-electric models each year through 2025. Volkswagen AG and its Chinese […]


Is This The Tesla Killer?

We all know the story behind Fisker, it was one of the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in 2008, and even had a legal spat between Tesla, but shortly after in 2012 the company crashed and burned in bankruptcy. Last year, Henrik Fisker decided to relaunch his brand. He thought that one failure wasn’t enough—-just […]


Are Electric Cars As Clean As They Seem?

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Tesla’s unveiling of its mass market Model 3 sparked a global interest in making electric vehicles the next big thing in automobile manufacturing. But can the category’s green agenda keep up with its metal and recycling needs? The concept of bunking the traditional engine for a non-gas guzzling counterpart […]


Tesla Bonds Tumble To Record Low As Trump Tax Plan Kills EV Credits

Elon Musk has a problem… well a few problems, actually. Production on its messianic Model 3 is worse than terrible… Electrek.com reports that as Tesla CEO Elon Musk made clear during the company’s conference call with financial analysts last week, Model 3 production is still very much in “production hell” – so much so that […]


Tesla’s Having The Worst Day Ever As GOP Tax Plan Calls For Axing Electric Car Credit

Tesla may be officially having the worst day ever.  One day after announcing its worst quarter in history, in which it burned a record $1.4 billion in cash (which is about $15.5 million every single day, btw)… …a couple of GOP Representatives had to come along and propose a tax bill that would eliminate a […]


As Lithium Booms, Some Analysts Sound Note Of Caution

In “Mad Scramble for Lithium Mines From Congo to Cornwall”, Bloomberg puts some colour on current conditions in the red hot sub-sector. For evidence of just how hot battery ingredient lithium is right now, look no further than Australia’s AVZ Minerals Ltd. A penny stock until a few months ago, the mining hopeful has surged […]


Daimler One-Ups Elon Again; Reveals Electric Semi-Truck Weeks Before Tesla

Weeks before Tesla was supposed to shock the world by revealing their battery-powered semi-truck, Mercedes has once again one-upped the Silicon Valley darling by beating them to the punch.  As Bloomberg points out, earlier today Daimler revealed their E-Fuso Vision One prototype, an electric semi-truck that can carry 11 tons of cargo some 220 miles […]


Tesla Reportedly Preparing To Open Factory In Shanghai

As Tesla falls further and further behind in its quest to produce 10,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of next year, WSJ reported Sunday that, after months of talks with local government officials, Tesla has finally received permission to open a factory in Shanghai, one of China’s designated “free trade zones.” If […]


Tesla Model S Burns Down After Accident In Austria

In the latest conflagration involving a Tesla car unexpectedly bursting into flames, a Model S burned to a crisp after an accident on an Austrian highway on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Tiroler Tageszeitung, a Tesla Model S had an accident on the Arlberg Expressway (S16) in Pians. The 19-year-old driver from Innsbruck was traveling […]


There Are 2.7 Trillion Reasons Why Tesla Won’t Rule The World

News of mass “performance-based departures” at Tesla, reported yesterday by the San Jose Mercury News has underscored the fact that Elon Musk and company have burned through a ridiculous amount of cash in the past two quarters alone, raising questions about why the company would choose to cut nearly 10% of its workforce when the […]