2018 EV and Tesla Market Share Update

2018 was the year Tesla took over. Tesla commanded ~65% of the plugin market in December: For the full year 2018, Tesla had 53% market share. GM, with the second largest market share was at only 10%: The Model 3 similarly took over the US Compact Luxury sedan market: In fact, Tesla sold so many…

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2017 Full Year Solar Production

Our second system was grid connected in February and we are now officially a net zero house. Our power bill is now negative with the last one cumulatively reaching over negative $1,000. We produced a lot more power than we consumed, however Dominion buys all that solar power. We buy back 100% of our usage in solar (Green…

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Can Tesla’s Semi Truck Be Profitable?

Seeking Alpha just published my article “Can Tesla’s Semi Truck Be Profitable?“. I look at the surprisingly low price of Tesla’s truck and break down what it would take to make the truck profitable. Also look at how Tesla can provide “MegaCharging” for only 7c/kWh guaranteed. I’m expecting the usual litany of comments calling me…

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Adding Electric Vehicles Into the Oil Consumption Equation

In my last two posts on the subject, I looked at the US light duty vehicle fleet and oil consumption followed by projections of oil consumption going forward based on extrapolating the past. This time I’m going to add electric cars to the equation to determine their impact. For this calculation, I’ll assume that a…

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