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Well, the company itself receives a lot of money in the form of green energy incentives, tax advantages, and carbon credits (which it then sells to other companies).

Then the people who buy it get a $7,500 tax credit, reduced vehicle registration costs (in many states), more subsidies if they install a charging station, etc.

They built 52,000 cars in 2015. So they lost $17,000 per car they built. That's a HUGE shortfall. It would have been almost double that ($30,000 per car) if they didn't have such darling government status.

So given that a Model S sells for around $90k on average (depending on version), the buyer is paying, in the end, roughly $80,000. But the car cost about $120,000 to build. In order to sell at a profit - without government incentives - the car would cost at least $130,000. How many do you think they'd be selling if the price jumped by $50k?

Besides - it's not really an electric car at all. There is strictly speaking no such thing as an electric car, since electricity is not an energy source. Your "electric" car runs on whatever was used to generate the electricity. So your Tesla is actually a nuclear, fuel oil, or coal powered car.

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....but the car is so cool!

(JW if the folks who've bought them realize how much their cars were subsidized...or care.)

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JW how many more years that Tesla Motors can run in deep red - even with huge government credits - before their investors get tired of this and lose money?

$889 million loss last year. Would have been much higher without government incentives and carbon credits they sold. Good LORD.

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JW who "edits" road signs?

"Roads Narrows"

(yuh huh)

Bridgewater NJ
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Nope. Just saw -34

Summerville SC
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Might be fixed va. Just posted in another forum and time was right. You'll have to keep wondering what would have happened I guess.

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JW if the server clock disparity which now has reached 39 minutes will:

1. Reach 60 minutes?

2. If so, will it display as -1 hour?

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JW why the computer program I'm working with makes me click on three different print buttons to print a single page.

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im just wondering about all the lovely blossoms on this site that need licking

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i am JW if all the lovely blossoms just beginning to unfurl on the cherry, dogwood, forsythia, etc.--are going to survive the nor'easter. it'll be a heartbreaker if the weather kills them.

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