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Build Fast, Fix Later: Tesla Employees Say 90% Of Model S/X Cars Fail Quality Checks After Assembly

Last month we highlighted a report from Automotive News which suggested that Tesla’s Model 3 production misses might have been the result of a rather basic and embarrassing problem…the company hadn’t yet figured out how to weld.  As automotive manufacturing consultant Michael Tracy of Agile Group pointed out, the clues of Tesla’s steel problems came […]

Tesla’s Having The Worst Day Ever As GOP Tax Plan Calls For Axing Electric Car Credit

Tesla may be officially having the worst day ever.  One day after announcing its worst quarter in history, in which it burned a record $1.4 billion in cash (which is about $15.5 million every single day, btw)… …a couple of GOP Representatives had to come along and propose a tax bill that would eliminate a […]

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 Slumps As Model 3 Disappoints Despite “All-Time Best Quarter” For Model S, X Deliveries

Three months after Tesla disappointed shareholders by missing “bigly” on Q2 deliveries, Elon Musk has learned from his mistake, and reported Tesla’s “all time best quarter” for Model S and X deliveries in Q3, with a total of 26,150 vehicles, more than the 25,000 expected, of which 14,065 were Model S and 11,865 were Model […]

Tesla Ignores Q2 Record Cash Burn And Slashes Its Model X And Model S Prices

So what do you do when you’ve just burned through a record $1.2 billion of cash in one quarter, expect to burn an additional $2 billion in capex in the second half of the year and haven’t a prayer of generating positive earnings at any point in the near future?  Well, you slash your product […]

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 Price Target Cut To $180 At Goldman; Warns Of “Demand Plateau” For Model S/X

First came the insult. In the pre-holiday confusion, Elon Musk reported that Tesla had missed consensus estimates for Model S/X deliveries in Q2, when the electric car company sold just 22,000 vehicles, below the 22,912 expected, and just barely above the bottom end of its own range. As he always does, Musk blamed the disappointing […]