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Evil_Capri 1/6/14 10:24 AM

Ford Won't Buy Tesla, But a Partnership Makes Sense
 
http://www.fool.com/investing/genera...x#.UsrmUBxDuSo


Ford's conservative spending after its 2009 restructuring is another reason why a partnership with Tesla could may make better sense from a financial perspective. I also don't think Ford has been planning a George Steinbrenner-like Yankee managerial move by discontinuing Mercury and selling Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo, all in an effort to build cash to acquire Tesla. The wildcard that could make a Tesla acquisition more credible is the willingness to pay the huge price tag as a means to help offset upcoming EPA CAFE standards, which will see mpg go from 27.5 to 37.8 by 2016.

cdynaco 1/6/14 10:40 AM

Interesting angle on reasons to purchase. But tsla's numbers are so out of line with its stock price, a purchase would be like a dot com sucker's bet. Sooner (better) or later they've got to "show us the money!".
I agree a strategic partnership would be wiser than an outright takeover at these prices. Of course speculation of a takeover will only make tsla's number more ridiculous.

And 10 mpg's in just 2 more years? That's insane. People better buy cars now because the price tag will be out of reach.

Ethanjbeau 1/6/14 11:19 AM

What is Ford sitting at as far as a CAFE rating?

Evil_Capri 1/6/14 12:43 PM

Purely a speculative article, but nothing wrong with a little speculation to start off 2014!

Diode Dynamics 1/6/14 12:47 PM

I don't think the EV fire concerns deserve all the attention they receive.

Gasoline powered cars catch on fire all the time and it's never discussed by the media

Nick C.

cdynaco 1/6/14 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by Evil_Capri (Post 6739903)
Purely a speculative article, but nothing wrong with a little speculation to start off 2014!


Gotta have something to choot the chit about. :nice:

cdynaco 1/6/14 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Diode Dynamics (Post 6739909)
I don't think the EV fire concerns deserve all the attention they receive.

Gasoline powered cars catch on fire all the time and it's never discussed by the media

Nick C.

I agree for the most part.

However, being a different animal, there are electrocution concerns - be it a bad fire for someone escaping, or for emergency crews... (becoming the ground). Different learning curve.
Look at all the precautions F1 crews have to go through with the KERS.

Knight 1/7/14 08:04 PM

No one should buy tesla at its current state, it just finally made some profit but only because of money shifting.


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