WHY THE “MOVE BY AUDI” to make a “genuine TESLA S like PURE EV
competitor... is going to “REALLY BENEFIT TESLA!”

a. up until now... “major big guzzler mfrs” have ONLY been offering “token-
type wannabe electric vehicles - that are supposed to be... and “hyped
as” ecologically friendly.”  Most of these vehicle offerings by “big
guzzler”  are “hybrids”...meaning, they have some kind of “little ICE type
gasoline polluting assist engine, on board, to charge the batteries of
their “elec motor, etc.”  The problem with this concept, is that:

1. the “pure elec effective range” of these vehicles is not very useful....
Most of them “only get about 80 or so miles of “useful range” - before
having to abandon their “pure elec mode,” - and “once again... basically
become a mini “gas-guzzler.” (so they are not really a “good bet” for the
average commuter...)

2. So, why was TESLA able to come up “with such a fantastic” TRULY
GREAT PURE EV with “viable commuter range”... and “guzzler” wasn’
t/couldn’t/didn’t.  You would think - with the vast resources available to
guzzler - by comparison to “little startup Tesla” - that guzzler would have
“just trounced UPSTART TESLA” right “out of the competitive starting
gate!!!”  Basically, the “power, size, and resources readily available to
BIG GUZZLER MFRS, should have been a VERY GOOD REASON for TESLA
“NOT even to attempt to make such a “pure EV supercar."  

 
 so WHY DIDN'T "BIG GUZZLER" come out with a "A PURE EV CAR...that
was "truly competitive with a "TESLA S???"
  ...There were "sereral reasons "big guzzler" DIDN'T DO THIS...

a. Tesla had some "sticky Patent Control" that would have been a
significant obstacle for "big guzzler" to deal with...

b. But THE "MAIN REASON" big-guzzler DIDN'T WANT TO INTRODUCE A
"TESLA S" level of SUPERCAR PURE EV, and compete "head-to-head" with
Tesla, WAS THAT:

IF "BIG GUZZLER" WERE TO MFR A TESLA S like car... it would MOSTLY
UNDERMINE THEIR OWN “VESTED INTEREST” in their CORE VEHICLE
PRODUCTION of “ICE type vehicles” - ON WHICH THE BULK OF THEIR
"SALES AND PROFITS" ARE BASED.... They would - “for the most part” - be
COMPETING AND UNDERMINING themselves... cutting into their own mkt-
share and sales, of their “core-based-profit” which is BASED-ON the
production of “ICE vehicles.”  

Essentially that would mean BIG-GUZZLER would be "doing MORE
DAMAGE" to their "own interests" than those of "new upstart Tesla!"

so “big-guzzler” came up with THIS STRATEGY...to - at least make it
appear - be acknowledging and competing with TESLA...

a. guzzler's solution of how to "handle upstart TESLA" ... was to make
“vehicles” which LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE INTO “and in support of” THE
WHOLE ramping-up CONSUMER interest in “green-tech, ecologically
friendly” vehicles.

b. so “THE HYBRID” was what "guzzler" came up with... - the hybrid was
guzzler's "brainstorm," so-to-speak, to address the issue of Tesla and the
the fact that "Tesla" would, most likely, become A MAJOR THREAT" to
"guzzler," in the future... IN FACT... to "ALL OF BIG-GUZZLER MFRS...
GLOBALLY" (this would be:  GUZZLER'S WORST NIGHTMARE "COME
TRUE...")

1. BUT, at least for the "time being" the INTRODUCTION OF THE "HYBRID"
by "big guzzler" would make it look like “big-guzzler” was “behind, in
support of, and part of... this whole new rapidly “developing trend and
desire - by consumers -  in moving toward purchasing “vehicles that were
“not only more economical...” but, were also, more “friendly to the
environment as well... ( by virtue of their not spewing out “so much
pollution," etc!”)

2. ...true, these “hybrid vehicles” do... they “do pollute less,” BUT ONLY to
a “limited extent...” but then... “why STOP HALF-WAY”...why not “go all
out,” and produce A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE and HUGELY ECONOMICAL
“PURE EV” ...a vehicle that would combine LUXURY, PERFORMANCE,
RANGE, and have “zero pollution, too?” ...and here was this “Tesla guy,”
and he had the EXISTING TECH to do all this, and produce “a real solution
to “all these problems of addressing “air pollution, and also the problem
of being “super economical” and not depending on “gasoline.”

3. But TESLA (Elon Musk) actually KNEW a “dirty little logical secret”
about “big guzzler mfrs...” - that meant “he would likely only get/have”
very little competition and response from “MAJOR big-guzzler mfrs” if he
went forward with his plan to PRODUCE A REALLY GREAT PURE ELECT
VEHICLE” THAT COULD “DO IT ALL” and be a “big hit” with many
consumers... (other than a lot of likely “negative media hype and spin”
that he would get from “big guzzler” vested interests against TESLA, etc.)

...so, if Elon went ahead and built “such a PURE EV SUPERCAR....  He
knew Guzzler was NOT VERY LIKELY to “challenge him right out of the
starting gate,” WITH ACTUAL COMPETITIVE PRODUCTION OF “TESLA S
LIKE” VEHICLES OF THEIR OWN, thereby...KNOCKING HIM OUT OF THE
COMPETITIVE BOX... even before he could “get off the ground,” in
producing a high-performance, luxury, and USEFUL RANGE, pure EV... and
he knew this logically...because...

4.  of the “dirty little secret” ... that IF BIG GUZZLER were to actually
“make such a PURE EV SUPERCAR”...that it would “greatly HURT “BIG
GUZZLER” ITSELF “the MOST...” ...that it would be “the start of the death-
knell for big-guzzler” ...if they were to develop and produce “such a
REALLY VIABLE EV supercar...”

AND “WHY IS THIS?”... it’s elementary, to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes...

BIG GUZZLERs have a “huge VESTED INTEREST” in producing ICE
(internal combustion engine “vehicles”)... THEY have “huge investments
and infrastructure” DEVOTED TO “the production of ICE vehicles.”  And to
produce VEHICLES dependent on “expensive gasoline,” THAT is also
produced by THEIR BUDDIES IN THE OIL BIZ, etc. (big oil is also under a
lot of pressure and has huge problems of their own ... especially in view
of the all that hoopla, and threat to “big oil/gasoline” delivery stability
because of all that "mid-east hoopla" ...which seems to be “getting worse
- year by year - because of "arabs going bananas on each other in their
"who's gonna run things" Islamic inter-faction fighting... what is mostly
civil wars between various factions of "sunni" (the majority faction
worldwide)...and Shia...the people bush/cheney/big oil replaced those
Sunni with Shia when they took over Iraq (which has the 4th largest oil
reserves in the world ...BIG OIL like controlling/dominating that...plus a
"strong mid-east military presence" ... in case the Russians come down,
etc. (but that's another complex issue...)

so to summarize a bit:

a. it is “not in the interest” of BIG GUZZLER to make a “viable competitor
to TESLA S.

b. the “token hybrid” offering of “major big guzzlers” - though basically a
loser for big-guzzler - should at least “keep the consumer UNDER
CONTROL” with respect to all that “crap in his head... about making
“pollution an issue...” (makes guzzler look like they are all concerned
“about the environment, etc.”
(google this:  fiat chairman loss on ev) which shows you that A BIG
GUZZLER admits that their “offerings of EVs” ARE NOT SOMETHING THEY
“REALLY LIKE/WANT TO DO” ...just makes guzzler look “like they really
care about what a significant portion of the “major consumer mkt” seems
to be trending toward, etc.)

so my point is:  HYBRIDS are “kind of a BITE THE BULLET LOSS for “big
guzzler” (kind of like take a tax-loss write-off)

.........NOW TO “GET TO MY MAIN “AUDI” POINT IN THIS post-thread...

FINALLY... a MAJOR BIG GUZZLER MFR (AUDI) is gonna “throw-the-towel
in (so-to-speak) ...and ACTUALLY GO “HEAD TO HEAD WITH TESLA... in
producing A VEHICLE...that MAY ACTUALLY BE “A TRUE COMPETITOR FOR
TESLA S....

a. what this means for TESLA... it’s the “confirmation and
acknowledgement” THAT IT’S GONNA BE “PRIME-TIME FOR TESLA as we
go forward...

b. for the first time...A MAJOR GUZZLER MFR is going to appear on the
stage...AND THIS MEANS:   “DRUMROLL”...
...HUGE PRESSURE is gonna be put “on the REST OF THE BIG-GUZZLER
CROWD” to DO THE SAME... lest AUDI get to far ahead of them, etc. (up ‘til
now... ALL GUZZLERS ... have only been doing the “token hybrid-type
thing”...
...so this IS A MILESTONE FOR TESLA... as “first it will be MAJOR
GUZZLER MFR “AUDI” who surrenders...THEN “watch as the REMAINING
GUZZLERS... “eventually throw in the towel against TESLA, too...

c. SO TESLA...getting “big guzzler” to cave in... and STOP FIGHTING THE
“PARADIGM SHIFT TREND” TO PURE EV...(that’s why Elon even reduced
much of the “patent stuff” on TESLA...to encourage this “very move” of
getting BIG GUZZLER to “start producing” PURE GENUINELY USEFUL AND
VIABLE EVs...)

and with “AUDI” being the first “and finally relenting...” NOW the “2nd
Stage” of the PARADIGM SHIFT to “pure hi-quality viable EV” ...gets A
TERRIFIC BOOST and confirmation FROM BIG-GUZZLER... it was a “bit long
in coming” ...but THIS IS GONNA BE A “REMEMBERED AS A SIGNIFICANT
MILESTONE” for TESLA ...changing the world...AND GETTING “PURE EV”
to become the DOMINANT FUTURE in the kinds of vehicles that become
THE STANDARD, AND COMMONPLACE IN THE FUTURE!!!

oh...DON’T FORGET THIS IMPORTANT POINT:

though I congratulate AUDI on being the “first to move toward producing
a TESLA S like vehicle...

well a couple things specifically about that:

a. remember it’s 2017 before they even plan to TRY TO GET such a “first
true competitor to TESLA” into the mkt.

b. WHERE WILL TESLA BE BY THEN (like in two years or more, etc.)...WAY
AHEAD OF AUDI by that time, anyway...

c. and then THERE IS THE “CAR AUDI WILL PRODUCE ALSO” ...like they
ARE NOT PROMISING “something that will trounce TESLA ...BUT ONLY
SOMETHING “SIMILAR”...(I’ll be interested in performance specs...if it’s
MOSTLY JUST GONNA BE SIMILAR TO TESLA ...in range, size, luxury, etc.

d. so FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS... nothing is really “gonna be competing”
with Tesla, in fact...

(oh my next 2nd reason article about why TESLA IS GONNA DO GREAT...
has to do with BIG NEW REVENUE STREAM COMING FOR TESLA IN THE
FUTURE... and IS actually “probably more significant” than this article...)

so this AUDI "steppin' up to the plate" and planning TO MAKE A PURE EV
to compete with TESLA - although...quite a ways down the road - is still a
HUGE CHANGE in the "guzzler mindset" ... and is a “milestone for TESLA...
and will greatly ESCALATE THE "VALUE AND PERCEPTION OF TESLA... as
we move forward into the INEVITABLE FUTURE...of "PURE HIGH QUALITY"
ELECTRIC VEHICLES (with kick-butt performance) SUPPLANTING the "ice
offerings" of "big-guzzler"

in the years ahead "we'll probably be referring to "big-guzzler" AS "little
guzzler..."
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