Eric Peters: Why won’t they send me a Tesla to test drive?

Eric Peters: Why won’t they send me a Tesla to test drive?

By Eric Peters The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. If – as Tesla’s carefully choreographed public relations machine maintains – the range issue has been solved and the car’s functional performance (as distinct from how quickly it can accelerate on a full charge . . . once or twice) is as good as […]

The end of the road for American truckers is coming into view

The end of the road for American truckers is coming into view

From Technocracy News One-third of America’s $700 billion trucking industry goes to compensate drivers, providing a rich target for Technocrats. UPS, for instance, has increasingly moved from being a trucking company that uses technology, to being a technology company that has some trucks. About 3.5 million people are employed in the U.S. trucking industry. ⁃ TN Editor […]

Tesla continues to use government to rob the poor to pay the rich

Tesla continues to use government to rob the poor to pay the rich

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute Federal largesse is finally running out for Tesla buyers, who will no longer be able to claim a $7,500 per-vehicle tax credit. The company expects to sell its 200,000th luxury vehicle anticipated sometime in 2017. Years ago, Tesla promised the masses an affordable electric vehicle getting more than […]

It’s confirmed: Without government subsidies, Tesla sales implode

It’s confirmed: Without government subsidies, Tesla sales implode

From Technocracy News Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, is the consummate Technocrat not even slightly concerned about building his technology empire upon the back of government subsidies. Without subsidies, his sales would collapse to near-zero. ⁃ TN Editor According to the latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), sales of Electrically Chargeable […]

Eric Peters: Tesla all fired up

Eric Peters: Tesla all fired up

By Eric Peters Tesla is all fired up. Literally. At a demo for media in Paris, a Model S went up in smoke. Caught fire, burned itself to a smoldering slag heap. At a media event (see here). Where – one assumes – there were reporters on hand. Not much reporting took place. To find out about this auto da fe it […]

Tesla becomes the harbinger of doom for utilities

Tesla becomes the harbinger of doom for utilities

From NCPA It is rare to see a new product, which could fundamentally change the way average Americans live, today is certainly not that day. However, upon announcing the Powerwall and Powerback (a battery designed to power homes, business and public utilities), Tesla innovators shined the media’s light on the 800-pound gorilla, which has been […]