1. Tesla is matching Porsche sales in Germany. Now we all know Porsche is VW but Porsche is also Germany's most respected auto brand even if its parent is not. Imagine an American legacy ICE company pulling that off let alone an EV company like Tesla. 2. Tesla Model S has the highest resale value in Germany right now. Yes more than all of Porsches offerings. I ask again imagine an American legacy ICE company pulling that off let alone an EV company like Tesla. 3. Sandy Munro has gone from Tesla critic to quite possibly its most rabid fan. And this is a man to whom all the big OEMs have gone to for decades to tear down their competitors products and keep them informed about what moves they need to be making in market. He seems so positive its almost like he's found a new career. Let me put this in perspective. I believe Tesla interiors are better than BMWs right now by a good bit. I am not sure that Sandy would disagree. I don't know if Tesla has exceeded Lexus on interior quality yet but I like Tesla design and aesthetics better and for instance as we know the Model 3 outsold in the US in the first quarter all 30 or so of its competitors in the lower to high luxury in the US by more than each competitor vehicle's entire 2018 volume. Its crushing them. And on the things where Sandy had reservations in the past like on the design of the underbody I suspect he has revaluated that based on Tesla's total dominance in safety results. Munro has even called Musk the only hero in the US. High praise! And Munro has been keeping up by visiting China. 4. The Chinese state seems to have faith in Tesla. Now of course the Tesla critics will say there are anterior motive (there almost always where there are groups involved, and we may not even be aware of them) but its yielding very concrete results, it looks like Tesla will have possibly their best factory yet up and running before year end. The pace of production is incredible. Tesla's production ramp up problems look to be a thing of the past- the demand stuff is pure bs, Tesla just opened up two more major regions of market. 5. Tesla's autopilot claims are coming together, within the week it will be introducing more than 500K people to the first real self-driving step alleviating the majority of the highway task for drivers. We know where Waymo is but this is stuff people will use every day starting right now. And Tesla is about to hit hard with FSD hardware demonstrations. 6. The Tesla Semi appears to be on track and Tesla will with the likely unveiling of its pick-up in essence across its line be defining and driving the next 20 years of revolutionary transport change. 7. Tesla's competition in VW and Ford appear to be green washing (which leaves even more room for Tesla)- also Toyota with its stupid "self-charging" claim. Let us not forget that the Tesla Model 3 outsold Ford's F150 in the US's biggest and most competitive market California in the second half of 2018, and let us not forget that it seems Ford may be borrowing a Tesla platform to get its Electric truck out. There came a report that GM was partnering with Tesla on an EV pickup and then we saw a F150 on a shipment of Tesla's going out around the same time Ford announced a partnership with VW on an electric truck. Then we saw what appeared to be the same or a similar camouflaged vehicle shortly thereafter driving around. Domenic raised some reservations that seemed to be valid but after that the proximity to a EV Ford truck on Explorer-F150 fused running gear seen out in the open apparently raised to accommodate EV battery seemed to reinforce the sense of for me of possible Tesla involvement. And Ford has been making noise about a Mustang SUV (because its ditched cars in the US) getting better than Model Y range. I'd suggest this is the result of green washing on Ford's part. Its stock is going up because Ford is making it look like its not choosing to go out of business with ICE by starting to take EVs seriously but meanwhile its sales for Q1 year on year are down 5% (kind of numbers it had in the crash when it teetered on bankruptcy) while Tesla's are up by 110% for the quarter. You have to see what Ford is doing is a bit like the Diesel scandal or the fail convincingly strategy where they manage appearances while behind the scenes they do nothing or set it up so they can cushion their intentionally bad decisions with more lay offs. So until we see actual product from Ford or VW that is succeeding in the market, especially from Ford, just like with its dividend it is just more stock price manipulation games- same kind of stuff the shorts try to do with the media. VW green washing comes from the hobbling games with the QTron and the Taycan where the Taycan is too slow and the Qtron has to little range in order to fail convincingly (presumably to fail convincingly in the same kind of fraud as Diesel gate- another variant of deliberate failure but where they tried to hid the face ), despite VW ramping up rhetoric. I think Bill Gates claim that only a hand full of people in the world hold petrol equity (this is about having say over that equity- other people constantly get straddled with shouldering its unending losses) and Gates saying we should avoid alienating them by doing something about petrol because their assistance will be needed tells us everything we need to know. This is a entitled bunch of parasitic non contributing malevolents a pharistocracy or petrarchy. that are career liars and have most of what they have through deceiving the public and that is actively resisting down through its captured chain of CEOs who are married in or relatives themselves. Governments and people need to approach it as organized crime- that will be critical to getting change. When the Bushes went after the Baathest it was a clash of petrarchy but this is about global society deposing petrarchy over all and that will be critical to having freedom at work and in other places.