Tesla to cut thousands of jobs as Elon Musk warns the ‘road ahead is very difficult’


Curious Cdn
#211
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Or they don't want to pay $2.60L CAD?

We will be by Christmas, at the rate that we're going. That's what we get for living in a country that doesn't have any of it's own oil, I guess. I'm sure that the Norwegians are delighted to get top dollar for their petroleum.
 
petros
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#212
Expecting a 110% jump in gas?
 
Curious Cdn
#213
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Expecting a 110% jump in gas?

We've had a 30% jump since Christmas so I wouldn't rule anything out.
 
captain morgan
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#214
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Funny. They want the rest of Europe to be polluted but not Norway.

I guess that means the Norwegians are stupid.


Yes, Norwegians are extra more gooder smart as we all know for a fact that air borne and water borne pollution stops moving at any national border


Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's what we get for living in a country that doesn't have any of it's own oil, I guess. I'm sure that the Norwegians are delighted to get top dollar for their petroleum.


It's just bad luck that Canada doesn't have any oil of it's own.


In the meantime, Saudi Arabia will grudgingly supply Eastern Canada with their premium priced oil


Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We've had a 30% jump since Christmas so I wouldn't rule anything out.


On the bright-side, at least you're not in Vancouver
 
Twin_Moose
#215
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Funny. Norway went from fishermen to oil and gas and subsidize EVs with oil money so they can sell more oil.

Wasn't there a report not to long ago they wanted to sell off some of their reserves?
 
captain morgan
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#216
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Wasn't there a report not to long ago they wanted to sell off some of their reserves?


I think I heard the same thing, although there might be some component relating to the depletion of the remaining reserves and Norway's interest in cashing in today rather than riding it out for the next decades
 
Curious Cdn
#217
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Yes, Norwegians are extra more gooder smart as we all know for a fact that air borne and water borne pollution stops moving at any national border
It's just bad luck that Canada doesn't have any oil of it's own.
In the meantime, Saudi Arabia will grudgingly supply Eastern Canada with their premium priced oil
On the bright-side, at least you're not in Vancouver

Yeah. The bright side is because we get sunlight, here.

By the way, gas prices went from $1.30 exactly a week ago to $1.20 today. WTF?
 
petros
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#218
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Yeah. The bright side is because we get sunlight, here.
By the way, gas prices went from $1.30 exactly a week ago to $1.20 today. WTF?

Turn Around in Sarnia. Must be done on the fractional.


Maintenance shutdown underway at Suncor refinery

Posted April 14, 2019 in News

A planned maintenance shutdown has begun at Suncor’s Sarnia refinery.

The project is scheduled to take eight weeks and will see 750 employees and contractors working at the site on St. Clair Parkway.


Suncor said about $75 million will be invested in the local economy through the hiring of skilled contractors and purchase of materials and equipment.

“Our focus is on completing the maintenance work in a safe manner while minimizing impacts on our neighbours, our customers and the environment,” spokesperson Jennifer Johnson said in a release.
 
Twin_Moose
#219
There will be alotta spikes in fuel prices in the next month with all the refineries shutting down for annual maintenance, Regina pushed theirs off until June or July if I heard correctly, they usually do theirs in April-May.
 
petros
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#220
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

There will be alotta spikes in fuel prices in the next month with all the refineries shutting down for annual maintenance, Regina pushed theirs off until June or July if I heard correctly, they usually do theirs in April-May.

It's done. It was Husky in Lloydminster that pulled the plug on expansion.

PetroCanada and Shell in Ft. Sask are June.

PetroCanada only releases X amount per day during shut down. If stations run out of regular and premium they sell the 94 octane gas for the price of regular.

That shit brings a engine to life.
 
Twin_Moose
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#221
Another EC company gonna hit the NA market and mess with Tesla market share

How the Fiat-Renault Mega-Merger Came Together

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For years, Fiat Chrysler had made no secret of the fact that it wanted to play an active role in consolidation. Renault, for its part, also realized that it was too small alone to withstand rising market turbulence. The carmaker is a notable force in electric vehicles and has a strong link to Asia thanks to its alliance with Japan’s Nissan Motor Co., but it’s absent in the crucial U.S. market, an open flank that a link-up with Fiat Chrysler could shore up.

Quote:

Initial contact with Elkann quickly turned into a more formal conversation as both sides realized the complementary nature of a combination. Renault promised a fleet of electrified cars, and Fiat Chrysler access to the U.S. market ...………….Much more in the link

 
Twin_Moose
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#222
Fiat might be a major player when Teasla hits the market now

Fiat Chrysler withdrawing Renault merger offer blamed on French government meddling
 
Hoid
#223
You should probably stop trying to interpret the news and just do the two hands on the stick paperboy thing.
 
Twin_Moose
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#224
Why? If it wasn't for the French Gov. you woulda had more choices and competition for price on EC's
 
petros
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#225
The automakers working on better batteries than the current 1860 era telegraph battery banks will reign supreme. 2000km range with heat or AC on in my choice of model and I'll start considering an EV.
 
Hoid
#226
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Why?

because you are pretty stupid
 
MHz
#227
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The automakers working on better batteries than the current 1860 era telegraph battery banks will reign supreme. 2000km range with heat or AC on in my choice of model and I'll start considering an EV.

Somebody should go to the moon and recover those batteries, they probably still have a charge in them.
 
petros
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#228
Are you up for it? I'll build the cannon and make popcorn. You can fill the hot tub with JELL-O for your splashdown.

Deal?
 
B00Mer
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#229
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Somebody should go to the moon and recover those batteries, they probably still have a charge in them.

Why don't you volunteer, and feel free to make it a one-way trip.
 
taxslave
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#230
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

because you are pretty stupid

Now stupid is something you are an expert in.
 
Twin_Moose
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#231
Hoid did you get in before the deadline?

B.C. slashes electric vehicle subsidy after consumers flock to the program
 
Hoid
#232
Consumer demand for electric is off the charts.
 
Curious Cdn
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#233
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Consumer demand for electric is off the charts.

Wait 'til everyone plugs in their car. Electricity will cost a lot more than petroleum.
 
Hoid
#234
it costs $100 to fill up a minivan.

electric is not going to get to that point for quite awhile.
 
Curious Cdn
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#235
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

it costs $100 to fill up a minivan.
electric is not going to get to that point for quite awhile.

It will when demand exceeds supply about a decade from now. Of couse, the short term answer will be to slap up natural gas fired generating plants all over and hardly anyone will "get it" that it will be more efficient by a long run to burn the natural gas in your cars, instead.
 
Hoid
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#236
The threat to the power grid is by and large imaginary.

EVs tend to charge at night when there is little demand on the grid.
 
Curious Cdn
#237
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The threat to the power grid is by and large imaginary.
EVs tend to charge at night when there is little demand on the grid.

... when five percent of the population drives them ...
 
Hoid
#238
There is a slow enough uptake to give utilities plenty of time to prepare

people also forget that all these charged cars will also be able to share their power back into the grid.
 
Curious Cdn
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#239
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

There is a slow enough uptake to give utilities plenty of time to prepare
people also forget that all these charged cars will also be able to share their power back into the grid.

Looking forward to the new nukes we'll need. We're running out of river valleys to dam up. Ontario is pretty flat and there is nothing more left to drown, here.


Perhaps the new Hell's Gate Dam and it's thirty mile long reservoir up the Fraser will satisfy the demand from the self-satisfied Yuppies in Duncan who can afford to drive $65,000 Teslas.
 
MHz
#240
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Why don't you volunteer, and feel free to make it a one-way trip.

Wouldn't really be 'a recovery' now would it? You do know your attempts to make me look stupid backfire on you evey single attempt you make. When are you going to catch on?? (doh question btw)