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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    I just can’t visualize any Texas ranchers or farmers in an electric pickup truck. Or any other states ranchers and farmers. Maybe they’ll be for export.
    I think that you are right. However, there are a ton of pick-up trucks purchased by folks who buy them loaded with luxury features and use them as daily drivers. Driving an electric truck will satisfy their need to feel “green”. I suspect that is the market Tesla is targeting rather than the working truck buyers.

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    I think it should be a requirement that all politicians in Texas had to be born in Texas.

    All imported residents from other states should be immediately sent back to their birth place when they spout politics.

    Send them back, fix the state you came from don’t change ours to meet your needs.

    All businesses have to be owned or operated by a Texan.

    We are not your Mecca, we were fine for 100’s of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspdrcrmach5 View Post
    And Tesla has never turned a profit, they are supported by Government subsidies, a total failure as a company.
    They are creating new and great battery technology, but it's costing us an arm and a leg.
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    Tesla comes to Texas.
    Wow.
    You can feel the electricity in the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    Tesla comes to Texas.
    Wow.
    You can feel the electricity in the air.
    That was Nikola Tesla.
    And he could.
    Feel the electricity in the air, that is.
    I don't know that he ever went to Texas, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jspdrcrmach5 View Post
    And Tesla has never turned a profit, they are supported by Government subsidies, a total failure as a company.
    Incorrect.

    "Tesla reports fourth straight quarter of profits"

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/22/tesl...s-q2-2020.html

    Yes, Tesla benefits from subsidies but not to the extent that many believe. So does every manufacturer of electric vehicles. Given the pricing on Tesla's I think they benefit less than others, at least to the extent that the tax credit stimulates sales. Frankly they make awesome cars.

    It makes complete sense to build the trucks in Texas. Texas accounts for half the pickup trucks sold in the U.S. It's why Toyota built their factory here. It's helpful to build them here if you want to sell them here as Texans tend to be state-loyal. If you can't sell pickups in Texas you won't make it. We shall see. Personally I wouldn't count him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    Incorrect.

    "Tesla reports fourth straight quarter of profits"

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/22/tesl...s-q2-2020.html

    Yes, Tesla benefits from subsidies but not to the extent that many believe. So does every manufacturer of electric vehicles. Given the pricing on Tesla's I think they benefit less than others, at least to the extent that the tax credit stimulates sales. Frankly they make awesome cars.

    It makes complete sense to build the trucks in Texas. Texas accounts for half the pickup trucks sold in the U.S. It's why Toyota built their factory here. It's helpful to build them here if you want to sell them here as Texans tend to be state-loyal. If you can't sell pickups in Texas you won't make it. We shall see. Personally I wouldn't count him out.

    Nope not so. Texas is #2 in trucks sold in the US. California is #1 with a half million more trucks than texas.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phreddie30.06 View Post
    Watch out Texas! Here come the californians and their messed up politics.

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    They'd hardly be noticed in Austin
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    I can't imagine an electric pickup truck either, at least for serious farm work, but its hard for me to not like Tesla and their can-do attitude. While companies like GM fiddle around with batteries that can let the purchaser get about 60 miles on a charge, Tesla is pushing their technology and battery power to the limits and you can get about 325 miles per charge. Not too shabby, and they're still pushing the limits, not being content with what is already the best in the industry. I have to admire a company like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    They'd hardly be noticed in Austin
    Austin aka Mexifornia.
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