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    RE: Ford Turnaround?

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    " The spaces previously occupied by engines, transmissions, gas tanks, mufflers, radiators, etc. are now owner use spaces occupied by the battery and motors." You could replace the battery pack alone with a conservatively-estimated 40 gallon fuel tank. That would give my ICE a 1,500 mile range! ...

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    The windshields of the 60s indeed were different.  They were thicker though not by a huge factor, maybe 1-2 mm.  The more important difference was that they were made from plate glass rather than float glass.  The optical quality of the raw plate glass was so poor that the sheets had to be polished to ...

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    I'll agree with Greg and Daniel's comments....   Tesla is hemorrhaging cash and the reservoir has to dry up eventually.    Their cars are really cool, but totally unaffordium for average folk.  Elon Musk is a really smart guy, but the business model just doesn't make sense long term.  I hope he knows ...

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    I sure hope windshields aren't the same now as they were nearly 60 years ago.   They've gotten thinner and much lighter.  Glass is much heavier per sqft than sheet metal, which is part of the reason why car windows have gotten smaller over the years.  Cars didn't routinely cruise at 75+ mph so the speed ...

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    So you don't see marketing as an investment that would result in higher sales that would bring the cost back with some extra? ------------------------------ Juhani Jarvinen Type approval engineer Klaukkala Finland ------------------------------

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    RE: Ford Turnaround?

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    Greg, There are very polarised groups about Tesla. Naysayers have strong backing too, so do not believe everything you read - there is more then meets the eye. Some investors in particular are eager to spread FUD and make money shorting a volatile stock. Read the quarterly reports - Tesla has today ...

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    Yes, interesting indeed as well as the reality that the car is not affordable except to a few who defend it inanely and naively.  The Tesla is the Saab of our times! ------------------------------ Edward J Forrest, Jr. (Ed) Author, Inventor Founder RMS (RaceMarketingServices) Marietta, GA. USA www.fiberopticprecisioncleaning.com ...

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