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Author Archives: Matt Pressman

8 Industries Mr. Elon Musk Is Trying To Transform (Infographic)

February 10th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

In this modern-day David and Goliath battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports, "Elon Musk thinks and acts on a larger, more cosmic scale than we’re accustomed to... His main projects take on almost every major industry and global problem conceivable, and imagine a disruptive fundamental rewiring of that space or sector."


GM Not Trying To Woo Tesla Model 3 Reservation Holders With Chevy Bolt

February 10th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Although Tesla finished the year with record sales, it's gotten off to a slow start with the Model 3. With a 455,000-person wait list, a lengthy wait lies ahead for plenty of Model 3 reservation holders. Automotive News reports, "That leaves an opening for other EV makers, such as Chevy, to woo away Tesla customers. But it's not an opening Chevy plans on openly exploiting, the company said."


For Elon Musk, Dreams > Risk. Should We All Dream & Risk More?

February 9th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Much has been written about Elon Musk's use of the scientific method and first principles thinking. Oftentimes, Musk is pigeon-holed as a hyper-logical, robotic decision maker. Not true. It's a misperception that doesn't align with Musk's real-world experience at his companies, SpaceX and Tesla. In contrast, Elon Musk displays a boldly wild imagination and high tolerance for risk


Automotive Media Is Loving The Tesla Model 3

February 6th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

With Model 3 deliveries becoming a bit more common, media outlets are finally getting their hands on Tesla's most-anticipated car. Back in July, Motor Trend called it "the most important car of the century" in Model 3's one-and-only published review. Since then, Tesla hasn't been releasing test cars to the press. Automotive journalists (like reservation holders) have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to step on the gas... uh, I mean accelerator


Cost of Driving Electric Cars <50% Cost of Driving Gas Cars (US Average)

February 5th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

A common misconception is that electric cars are more expensive than their internal combustion engine equivalents. When looking at the total cost of ownership, this just isn't the case. Furthermore, Forbes reports: "Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan."


Tesla [TSLA] Short Sellers Have Lost $1 Billion In 2018

February 1st, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] has been confounding Wall Street's naysayers for years, and 2018 has not departed from that trend. According to Schaeffer's Investment Research, "Tesla stock was trading near its highest levels since late October earlier — topping out at $349 — after JPM reported on the company's private investor meeting at the Detroit Auto Show. The brokerage firm said TSLA's head of investment relations indicated Model 3 production will reach 1,000 cars per week this month — an increase from fourth-quarter numbers, with the recent bottleneck issues resolved." [Update: Tesla stock is currently at $


Tesla Model 3 vs Tesla Model S (Video)

November 16th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

We've seen a handful of Tesla Model 3 review videos floating around — including an excellent hour-long, deep dive into the car's features by our friends at Model 3 Owners Club. That said, we just got a chance to conduct an in-depth evaluation of Model 3 for ourselves. It's a fascinating car, and in our view, will come to dominate the mid-sized sedan segment over the next few years. 


Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Loves Ludicrous Mode In His Tesla Model S P100D

October 8th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

The latest issue of iconic music magazine Rolling Stone features Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on its cover. Rolling Stone's exclusive interview with Grohl starts off in the following setting: "We hop into Grohl's Tesla, a $140,000 spaceship with Sonic Youth on the stereo, and he heads down the hill, drumming on the steering wheel the entire way."


3 Reasons To Expect Healthy Margins For The Tesla Model 3

October 8th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Three unique factors are at play for Tesla: low battery costs, high option uptake, and production efficiencies. Let's take a look at these three determining factors that could impact gross margin for Tesla's Model


National Drive Electric Week Sees Biggest Turnout Ever

October 8th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

This year, according to one of the sponsors, Sierra Club, NDEW was huge — reaching all 50 U.S. states for the first-time ever with a total of 278 events in 251 cities, across six different countries


This Is Why Tesla Stock Is Going To $950

October 8th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

What if someone who custom-builds electric vehicles, takes apart battery packs, and tinkers with Teslas could offer unique insight into the company


Will The Model 3 Be Tesla’s iPhone Moment?

October 7th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

There was plenty of hoopla last week over Apple's latest iPhone launch. Meanwhile, in automotive circles, many are calling Tesla's Model 3 something akin to the iPhone of cars


Mutual Fund Manager Ron Baron Discusses Tesla, SpaceX, & GM’s Curious Move

October 7th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Baron Funds' second quarter commentary includes a letter from Ron Baron highlighting some fascinating insights surrounding Tesla. To understand businesses, Baron notes the importance of, "the individuals who lead those businesses; and of the character and talent of the individuals... In the end, we think it’s all about people."


Is Tesla Stock Ready To Rise Again?

September 18th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Although volatility is the norm when tracking the dizzying fluctuations of Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA], a bright future could be coming for stockholders. According to Investopedia, "Tesla Inc. shares appear to have broken out and could continue to rise from current levels. ... On September 11, the stock rose roughly 6 percent, signaling a potential technical breakout. Meanwhile, the options market signaled expectations of elevated levels of volatility to come, paving the way for a possible rise toward $400."


Adventure Road Trip In A Tesla Model X

September 17th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Some have said that the Tesla Model X is a car from the future, but could the Model X also be the ultimate adventure vehicle? Brendan Leonard at Outside attempted to answer that question in the latest issue of the award-winning adventure travel magazine. Before hitting the road in Tesla's Model X, Leonard's girlfriend told him, "We’re taking a dirtbag road trip in the least dirtbag car of all time."


Elon Musk Inc. — SpaceX + Tesla = More Solutions

September 17th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

One of the most respected Apple analysts, Gene Munster, now covers Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA]. In a fascinating Bloomberg report, Munster explained, "In this race to disrupt the world with both electric cars and autonomy as well as space, you don’t really work for Tesla or SpaceX. You just work for Elon Musk. You have the most wicked-smart people who can feed off of each other all working for Elon, and he can call on them to help crack various problems."


Why A Tesla Model X Is Great (& Beautiful!) In A Hurricane

September 10th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

As Hurricane Irma approaches the "Sunshine State" of Florida, it's a wonder to own a Tesla. Yes, it's the safest car in the world, but, it's also a pleasure to avoid the hours-long gas station lines that are plaguing the residents of Florida. After all, our "gas" station is right in our garage. And Tesla's Florida supercharger stalls remain open for business with no wait to plug in — at least not yet. But that's not all


Tesla Model X Is Ridiculous, Astonishing, Still Car From The Future, CNET Reports

September 9th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Good news for those considering the Model X — Tesla recently dropped the price of the 100D by $3,500 and P100D by $5,000. That said, is this the car for you? Tim Stevens from CNET's Roadshow* recently revisited the SUV and explained that, "the Model X isn't just an SUV. It's an electric SUV, of course, but it's a lot more than that, too. It's quicker than most sports cars on the road, yet far more practical and more comfortable. It offers a selection of luxury appointments rarely found on cars not costing well into the six figures and it manages to fit three rows of seats in a distinctive shape in a segment full of me-too crossovers."


How To Rent A Tesla

September 4th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

If you're a Tesla owner, there's nothing worse than having to rent a noisy, slow, sputtering gas guzzler on your vacation. You'll want the silent speed of your Tesla to enjoy yourself on the road. And if you don't own a Tesla, there's no better time to try one out than on your next trip — what's better than driving your first Tesla on vacation



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