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  1. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      Here is a nice example: https://electrek.co/2019/12/11/porsche-taycan-turbo-201-mile-epa-range/   The Taycan "Turbo" (the 180.000€ version) was advertised as having 280 miles of range (450km). In reality, on the EPA test cycle, it only got 201 miles (323km). The Tesla direct competitor, the Model S Performance, has 348mi (560km). And this is not even the most efficient Tesla!   The battery size of the Taycan is 93.4kW vs 100kWh for the Tesla. This is an efficiency of 289W/km vs the Tesla's 178W/km!      
  2. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Sure, send me the money and they I will waste it on it.
  3. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    I think 500.000 is well in the future. GF3, in China, is made for 250.000 per year, with possibility to expand to 500.000. So GF4 shares the same statement.   Tesla will probably sell a bit below 100.000 cars in Europe in 2019. A cheaper Model 3, plus the Model Y, can easily go up to 250.000 cars. Beyond that...    BTW, - 100.000 is 0.6% market share (Europe) - 250.000 is 1.6% - 500.000 is 3.2%   As a comparison, - Mercedes sold short of 1.000.000 cars in Europe in 2018 (6.4% market share). - BMW 817.000    
  4. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    My best guess is that Tesla could go up to 5-10% of the overall market. Seriously doubt it will dominate (>25%). I don't really think there will be an outright ICE ban. I think within 3-5 years it will make no economical sense to buy them, so they will fade out really, really fast. Right now it makes no sense to buy an ICE equally or more expensive than a Merc C class, thanks to Model 3 and S. Next 3 years I think VW and others will make the >25k€ market not competitive for ICE. And in 5 years >15k€. Then it's game over for ICE. Of course they will take time to disappear from the streets, decades. But in terms of sales, as long as there is enough production capability, ICE are quickly doomed, as well as the dealership concept. This will be fast and painful.
  5. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    As predicted, you are full of uninformed bullshit   BTW, waiting for the reply on the dealership topic.
  6. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Maybe, perhaps when they shrink the 7 year technology gap to Tesla.
  7. Industrial PhD: Who has the patents

    Are you listed as one of the "inventors"? Do you have access to the patent document? I filed for a patent this year and although developed within a company, I am one of the inventors, so if the company one day profits from my invention, they have to pay me. But there are many rules, I think that the company could also "buy" the patent from me.
  8. Climate change

    The nuclear waste is a big problem because US banned recycling of Uranium in the 70s. And only France made a big bet on it.
  9. Climate change

    Parents, family, priest, etc.
  10. Climate change

    Then be a democrat and accept differences of opinions! Also accept that in a democracy the majority decides.  
  11. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Point here is that the Umwelt bonus, plus company car tax are benefiting this executive assholes, with no benefit for the environment, by the contrary! They should just cut them out and use the money for other eco-friendly measures, even perhaps increases the Umwelt bonus for pure EVs. Unfortunately in Germany this will only happen when BMW/Mercedes have decent EVs.
  12. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Yeah, he does not bother to plug it! It is just for tax purposes!
  13. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    https://europe.autonews.com/sales-segment/plug-hybrids-hit-tougher-emissions-rules-end-subsidies   3 executives in my company have hybrid BMW 5 series. 2 weeks ago I asked the one of them about it, and he said he never charged it! It was just for tax "avoidance"! Now that's some serious bullshit, but as German car manufacturers have barely started making EVs, the government goes along!
  14. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Yeah, worst, most of them don't charge at all, which makes it worst than a normal car. Brussels already said they are going to cut down that nonsense.
  15. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    That is part of the standard package, you don't need to pay for it. You still get LTE connectivity with the free package, just some features like satellite view maps are not.