What E-Cat Production, Investment Levels Would be Needed to be Insurmountable (Private Citizen)

The following comment was posted by Private Citizen in this thread

Assuming Rossi’s strategy is to produce so many units at so low a cost that no rival can gain market share, let’s ask:

1. How many units would constitute an insurmountable initial production?

2. What is the cost per unit to produce, including capitalizing the factories?

If Rossi produces 1,000,000 units at $1,000 ea he will need $1 billion in investment capital. Where is he getting $1 billion?

If he produces only 1,000 units, that is probably not an insurmountable market penetration.

Perhaps there is a sweet spot somewhere between, but the lower his production, the lower his chance of cornering the market and the higher the per-unit cost to manufacture. Will 10,000 units corner the market? 100,000? Lo ok how much Elon Musk is putting into battery development ($5 billion): that is a commitment to market share.

There, gang, is some metaphysical and quantitative speculation re numerous speculative angels dancing on the head of a speculative pin.

Private Citizen

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