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    Nope. In LHT countries, cars have RHD configurations (Left Hand Trafic, Right Hand Driver).

    LOL, confused, yes VJ, you are correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dZeus View Post
    only the UK, Ireland and Malta are LHD in Europe.

    On that note, one of my colleagues of Irish descent told me: "Ireland is planning to switch over to RHD. They'll start with the lorries."
    Are you meaning that they will drive on the right side of the road as the US etc??
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    There is interesting history to side of driving in Slovenia.
    Good old KuK (Austro Hungary) was left hand traffic
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia was still left hand traffic
    It was changed during German occupation in WW2 to right hand
    Right hand was retained in Socialist Yugoslavia

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    Quote Originally Posted by VJ View Post
    I think you mean that UK, Ireland and Malta are RHD...
    yes absolutely correct. I was confusing LHT and LHD, as Umfriend guessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Are you meaning that they will drive on the right side of the road as the US etc??
    you have to imagine proposing lorries to drive against the regular traffic

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0F3AuZwOTE

    Tesla 3 with dirt stuck in undercarriage.

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    Baja'ing?
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    Teslarati reports the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio is receiving Tesla Pickup development mules.
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    A Modified Ponzi Scheme": 78% Of Tesla Operating Cash Flow Has Come From Customer Deposits

    The reason Tesla keeps announcing new ludicrous car models is that most of their cashflow which finances production of present models comes from deposit. Depositing customers are unsecured zero interest creditors. I know Musk is more of expanding, creating new stuff entrepreneur and while doing nearly impossible is his strength, logistics, steady flow and mass production of lower margin standard products are his weaknesses. There are two kinds of entepreneurs: creating something totally new from scratch (example Edison, SGI, Sun) and taking something already existing and improving it (Microsoft). Apple sits somewhere in the middle, though especially under Cook they are in the 2nd camp.

    Therefore he did well with SpaceX and Tesla S but will probably be be taken over in mid range car segment by some company more adept at this.

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    Lesson #1: take everything shorters and Zerohedge say, about any company or thing, with a barrel of salt. Shorters aren't disinterested analysts, they're trying to drive the stock down to maximize their profits, and Zerohedge has more than a few "woo-eee-ooo" moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Mordrid View Post
    Lesson #1: take everything shorters and Zerohedge say, about any company or thing, with a barrel of salt. Shorters aren't disinterested analysts, they're trying to drive the stock down to maximize their profits, and Zerohedge has more than a few "woo-eee-ooo" moments.
    Lessen #0: take everything Elon Musk says with a truckload of salt.

    I've predicted Tesla to go bankrupt a long time ago, but they're still going. Seems like it's a bad idea to short a personality cult.

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