AD #2108 – Russian Market Shows Signs of Life, Harley Confirms Electric Motorcycle Plans, Why Tesla is Valued So Highly

May 12th, 2017 at 11:52am

Runtime: 8:40

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- China’s Sales Slow
- Russian Market Shows Signs of Life
- Harley-Davidson Confirms Electric Motorcycle
- Brazilian Seniors Thrash in Nissan GT-R
- FCA Recalls Millions of Ram Pickups
- Stock Market Places Little Value on OEMs
- Why Tesla is Valued So Highly

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9 Comments to “AD #2108 – Russian Market Shows Signs of Life, Harley Confirms Electric Motorcycle Plans, Why Tesla is Valued So Highly”

  1. Barry Says:

    HD has an interesting take on people going to motorcycles instead of driver less cars. Do they really think that more people will ride cycles instead? I kinda doubt it.
    For me, I rather have an older classic car that I can drive myself instead of going to 2 wheels vehicles.

  2. XA351GT Says:

    Maybe Tesla is valued so high because certain people in power want to push their “green” agenda. You dirty old ICE vehicles are the terrors of the planet according to them, even though many stories I’ve seen said that the mining of rare earth minerals used in those batteries ravages the planet more than the conventional vehicles do. , But hey they can’t sell carbon credits and all that bull they are trying to foist upon everyone. One study says the climate is rapidly changing and another says the mean temperature hasn’t changed in 18 years . So who really knows what is going on. It seems the only “green: anyone really is concerned about is money.

  3. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I also think that not that many more people will start to ride motorcycles even when autonomy gets a foothold in transportation, however, the electric motorcycle does provide one more alternative if seeking on-road excitement. Sure, motorcycle riding isn’t for everyone, but when most autos go autonomous it will (or at least should) be a whole lot safer out there (for them). I’ve ridden since my early twenties and continue to ride (66 y/o), and there have been plenty of times when people ask: why in heck can you or want to ride a motorcycle; and my standard answer is: “If I have to explain, you wouldn’t understand”.

  4. Drew Says:

    Traffic congestion and distracted driving have been killing the joy of motorcycle riding. Autonomy might address the latter issue, but I don’t see any fixes for the congestion issue (ride sharing may ease congestion, but autonomy’s extended mobility for senior citizens will keep our arteries clogged (pun intended).

  5. Bob Wilson Says:

    #2 – Tesla is highly valued because their cars shutdown ordinary gas cars. Teslas shame Detroit and the Germans with amazing street performance with quiet, instant, electric torque.

    In contrast the gas competition are noisy, vibration machines that suck gasoline like there is no tomorrow. In effect, the worst aspects of gas power cars versus the quiet, powerfully strong, Tesla. No contest.

  6. joe Says:

    The Tesla fans worship Elon Musk like a cult leader. Whenever he hands out the BS, they all say “yes master”. Sooner or later the followers will wake up and then the stock will crash to nothing. No company can stay in business long term w/o making a profit!!

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I keep expecting Tesla stock to take a slide, because other car compnies could make a very good $100K EV, if tbey decided to do so. Surely M-B or Lexus could compete well with the Tesla S, if they decided to do so.

  8. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I think Tesla has one last good chance and that is the Model 3. Unless this is a grand slam (maybe a triple) the stock may take a hit. Below is a copy from the Tesla website on the availability of the Model 3 (it is still a long ways out) even with production slated to begin this summer.

    “$35,000
    Starting price before incentives
    Production begins mid 2017
    Delivery estimate for new reservations is mid 2018 or later”

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8 They plan to go from less than 100K annual production to 400-500K in a short period of time. That seems quite a challenge. Do they plan to have their own Nevada batteries for these cars? I wish them luck. I’ve been very impressed with Elon’s rocket booster landings, but this rapid car building ramp up might be more difficult.

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