Sunday, October 28, 2012

1000th Model S Body Produced

Saw this little update on the TMC forum and had to post it:

V proud of Tesla team for completing 1000th Model S body. More cars made this month than entire rest of year
1000 Model S Bodies

A nice milestone, especially in the face of the supplier issues Tesla has been struggling with.  Here's hoping the suppliers can get their shit together and help Tesla keep building their revolutionary Model S.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Hits Keep Coming For Better Place

The downward spiral continues as BP founder Shai Aggasi is tossed out and BP talks about major layoffs.
Following Shai Agassi's unexpected resignation last week as CEO of Better Place, officials of the electric car infrastructure company said Wednesday the firm could soon face layoffs of as many as half its workforce, thought to number 400 to 450 in Israel.
 Doesn't seem like such a great place.

Who could have predicted that a business model that does not build EV's, batteries, or generate and sell electricity, and makes the overall cost of owning an EV more expensive, might not be a good idea?  That would be me.