Great post Brandon! It’s insane to think that Tesla has established such a huge super-charging network, which is offered at no cost to its customers. Any idea if these charging stations have connections that are compatible with other e-powered automotive brands?
Establishing such a network must have been associated with a huge capex cost that other auto manufacturers definitely didn’t need to spend on. Besides the operating efficiencies that you mentioned, what else do you think they’ve done to allow them to make such a large investment?
Awesome post Christa! I’m curious about the life-time of Blue Bird school buses compared to other brands given its higher degree of quality, reliability, and durability. Also, unlike the consumer automotive market where the nature of car buying leads to high household turnover even for cars that are still completely drive-able, I’d imagine that public schools with small budgets would try to hold onto their buses as long as possible. As such, I’m surprised that the sale of after-market parts is only 6!
Interesting post! I wonder if Venmo will further their focus on social payments in the future. For example, on the current Venmo newsfeed, there is already transparency of payment descriptions among your Venmo friends as well as other Venmo users. Although some of these descriptions are not an accurate representation of what is being purchased (e.g. – nondescript emojis), others may communicate specifics such as “Rolling stone’s concert” or “Celtics tickets.” Akin to other social media sites, showing users that certain friends have paid (and are thus likley going to certain events) might inspire “meet ups,” greater volume of ticket purchases, etc…