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Is This The Bizarre Reason Why Tesla Is Struggling To Ramp Model 3 Production?

A little over a week ago, we noted the damning – if unsurprising – report from the Wall Street Journal revealing that Tesla’s massive production miss on the Model 3, after only producing a tiny fraction of the 1,500 Model 3 sedans that it promised customers, might have been attributable to the fact that key […]

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 […]

Zero-Emission Vehicle Credits: The One ‘Product’ That Tesla Actually Earns A Profit On

As we pointed out last week when Tesla reported its Q2 earnings, making products that actually generate a return on capital for shareholders isn’t a strong suit of the Silicon Valley powerhouse.  In fact, Elon Musk managed to burn through a record $1.2 billion of cash in Q2 alone, or roughly $13 million dollars every […]

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 […]

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. […]

Angry Observer Asks “How Is Elon Musk Still Tesla’s CEO?”

Originally published on DailyKanban.com, Under Elon Musk’s leadership Tesla’s Model X arrived two years late and subjected the company to six months of self described production hell, only to tie for last place in Consumer Reports’ luxury SUV ratings with a score of 59/100 (Nov 2016). Delays for the falcon winged albatross will allow the […]

Tesla’s Response To Amazon Foods: A Streaming Music Service

Not to be outdone by Jeff Bezos’ “out of the box thinking”, Elon Musk has turned the amplifier of fast money to ’11’… Car-maker, tech stock, solar company… and now music streaming service. Oh the genius of Elon Musk… “you just don’t get it” As ReCode reports, put this one in the “You can do […]

Why Tesla’s Solar Roof Is Just Another Giant Taxpayer Gift To Elon Musk

There are two things in which Elon Musk is an undisputed champion: creating hype and buzz for massively cash-flow burning products and companies, and abusing every possible loophole in the US tax code to get explicit and implicit subsidies from the government. He demonstrated the latter on Wednesday, when Tesla began taking orders for its […]

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 […]