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Are Electric Vehicles Inevitable?

“Show me the incentives and I will tell you the outcome.”—Charlie Munger “The media’s focus on climate change and the unfolding policy responses are leading us into a world with lower production of carbon energy, tighter coordination among the world’s big petroleum-producing countries, and quite possibly higher near-term demand for hydrocarbons. All this is likely […]

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Living with an Electric Car

At Turtle Garage, we recently discovered the site Medium.com. Medium publishes some worthwhile articles that can be thought provoking and insightful. Medium covers broad topics such as self help, book recommendations, personal development, and how to create wealth —among many other topics.  A recent article caught my eye and thought it would be something worthwhile […]

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The Future of Mercedes-Benz: Strategy Update

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” —Michael Porter “Our strategy is designed to avoid non-core activities to focus on winning where it matters: dedicated electric vehicles and proprietary car software. We will take action on structural costs, target strong and sustained profitability. With this new strategy we are announcing our clear […]

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2020: A Year to Remember and a Year to Forget

THE AUTOMOTIVE AND COLLECTOR CAR YEAR IN REVIEW—FROM THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AT TURTLE GARAGE: What a long strange year its been. 2020 began with Carlos Ghosn’s daring James Bond escape from Japan. By March, the world got stuck in neutral as a full-blown global pandemic shuttered car factories, closed dealerships, cancelled concours, and, above […]

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California Dreamin’

“California Dreamin’ is becoming a reality….”  —John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas The New York Times reported today that the state of California will ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035—a short fifteen years from now. At Turtle Garage, we question the growing assumption that electric drive is the long-term solution. Back in […]

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Nasdaq @ 10,000, Tesla @ $1,000/Share

Despite record unemployment and massive economic dislocation from Covid19, stock markets are rallying and Tesla shares are soaring. What is going on? Today, Tesla is worth more than Ford, GM, and Chrysler combined! Depending on the day, Tesla is worth more than auto giant Toyota. At over 200 times earnings, Tesla is anything but cheap. […]

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Falling in Love With a Tesla

My first drive in a Tesla Model S was back in 2012. I remember the experience like it was yesterday. After taking the Model S for a spin, I got back into my then-brand-new Mercedes E350, and it felt like a Model T Ford. Despite this positive experience, I still have not leaped into an […]

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Collector Car and Automotive Industry Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

Each year Hemmings.com publishes a list of predictions for the coming year. This year the list reviews and grades their own 2019 predictions and highlights five new forecasts for 2020. Overall, their observations are reasonable and logical: GM will continue to evolve their push towards electric drive by possibly offering buyers an electric crate motor. […]

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Turtle Garage Newsflash: An Unusual Volume of News and Events Within the Automotive World

From Lewis Hamilton to the GM Strike to the release of Ford v Ferrari, the last few weeks have brought a flurry of headlines within the automotive world. We thought a short curated summary with links to major articles would be a great way for Turtle Garage subscribers to start the week and get caught […]

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