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Tesla Burns A Record $16 Million Per Day In Q3; Delays Model 3 Delivery: Stock Tumbles

One month after Tesla surprised markets with an unexpectedly low production output of its much anticipated Model 3, delivering just 260 cars far below the 1,500 expected, which according to a follow up report from the WSJ was due to part of the car being made by hand, Wall Street was fearfully looking forward to […]

Amid Management Exodus, Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Workers

One month after Tesla lost its head of business development who wished to “spend more time with his family”, and just weeks after the EV company’s veteran battery technology director also unexpectedly quit amid a growing senior management exodus (full list at the bottom of this article), Tesla decided to even out the ranks on […]

Tesla Upsizes Junk Bond Offering After Excess Demand

There’s covenant-lite and then there’s “zero covenant” junk debt, and moments ago Tesla just sold $1.8 billion of the former, upsizing what was previously expected to be a $1.5 billion issue. The deeply junk “B3/B-” rated bond was priced at par to yield 5.25%, with Goldman – who famously slashed its Tesla price target to […]

Tesla Burns A Record $13 Million Per Day In Q2… And It’s About To Get Worse

One month after Tesla stock tumbled when the electric car maker announced that it had missed Wall Street estimates for the second quarter, delivering only 22,000 vehicles instead of the 22,912 expected, moments ago Tesla reported adjusted, non-GAAP Q2 earnings which beat expectations, with an adjusted loss of $1.33, better than the -$1.88 expected, which […]

Tesla’s Veteran Battery Technology Director Unexpectedly Quits

Stormy weather was unleashed in Tesla longsville today when the company’s veteran director of battery technology, Kurt Kelty, unexpectedly resigned to “explore new opportunities”, abruptly ending a tenure with the company that stretched for more than a decade, and comes at a critical time for Elon Musk: just as Tesla enters “production hell” after it […]

Elon Musk Unveils The First Production Model 3

On Saturday evening, Elon Musk teased the Tesla faithful tweeting that “Production unit 1 of Model 3 is now built and going through final checkout. Pics soon.” Four hours later Musk kept his promise when he tweeted the first picture of what he said was the first production model of the the Tesla Model 3. […]

Tesla Faces New Model 3 Delay As German Workers Threaten Strike; More Headaches For Musk Emerge

In the latest potential setback for the on-time delivery of Tesla’s Model 3, I4U reports that Tesla is facing a potential strike at its new German subsidiary. Tesla acquired Grohmann, a specialized machine manufacturer, for about $150 million several months ago and now the German Trade Union IG Metall has warned that it is exploring […]

Tesla “Beats” As It Burns A Record $1 Billion In Cash Flow, Delivers 10% Fewer Cars

Analysts and traders alike were looking forward to today’s “black box” earnings from Tesla as it would be the first consolidated report that combined Tesla Motors operations with those from cash-bleeding monstrocity SolarCity following the pair’s merger, to wit: “with the acquisition of SolarCity, we have created the world’s only integrated sustainable energy company, from […]