ryanfelton13
Ryan Felton
ryanfelton13
Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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Dec 4 2019
23

gm sold 20k bolts and everyone on staff routinely says it sucks and is a complete failure for looking boring, but if ford sells ‘even close’ to 50k (i.e., maybe half that? say, closer to 20k?) it’ll be a ‘raging success.’ good take

Dec 14 2018
16

I’m the best reporter Patrick has ever had the misfortune of working with. Ryan, though, is a pleasure.

Dec 14 2018
11

I always enjoyed your articles, Ryan.  As long as you dip into the comments like Stef occasionally does, I’ll allow you to leave.

Nov 30 2018
31

Assuming they want at least an 8% profit margin, that means they’ve got to shave $5,500 of cost out of there somewhere. I’m sure some of it will come with their ever increasing scale, but I bet most will come out of ongoing CIP’s. Removing 15% of the cost out of your product isn’t an easy task. I’ll be amazed if they Read more

Nov 26 2018
103

The trend towards using eminent domain to facilitate private initiatives is quite troubling. I can understand airports, but factories or hotels? Read more

Oct 25 2018
15

“Not intentionally holding back the Model 3 at $35k”??!?! Didn’t Musk say at some point in the past year that it was delayed purposefully because they wouldn’t make money on it? (And isn’t this the kind of thing a blogger/journalist should include when claims like this are made?) Read more

Oct 25 2018
56

I don’t care about Tesla per se, but they have proven by hook and by crook that electric cars can be affordable, practical, desirable and most of all, profitable. Read more

Oct 25 2018
21

Wait and see if they can keep the same sales when the federal tax credits phase out?

Oct 5 2018
41

Ah! The ship must be going down with the captain because it’s a submarine. That explains the engineers shouting “CRUSH DEPTH” and the klaxons blaring. Read more