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Tesla Q3 Revenue, EPS, & Delivery Numbers: Estimates vs Reality

September 9th, 2018 | by Vijay Govindan

When companies report earnings, the financial news mentions how the company’s revenue and earnings per Share (EPS) performed against professional estimates. If a company beats both, the stock price will usually go higher. And if they miss both, the stock price will go the opposite way, lower. If either misses, financial analysts will ask management questions on the conference call to get a better idea of how the underlying business is doing


Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Car In The US (In Revenue)

September 9th, 2018 | by Michael Grinshpun

Despite intense media scrutiny around Tesla’s Model 3 "production hell" ramp, and Elon Musk’s take-Tesla-private drama, Tesla now has the #1 best selling car in the US. You may think that was a typo, but read on


Elon Musk’s 2015 Tesla Forecasts Compared To Today — The Future Looks Bright

September 9th, 2018 | by Alex Voigt

In the news, we hear a lot daily about missed or delayed production numbers and high cash burn. However, Tesla announced recently that it expected to be cash flow positive and profitable in Q3 and Q4 2018, and even more interesting, for all future quarters. Let’s discuss together if these statements can be trusted using the past to predict the future


How Serious Is Volkswagen About Electric Revolution?

September 7th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Volkswagen is a fascinating case when it comes to the electric transport transition. With some interesting news coming in this week, we are revisiting some of the key facts and forecasts we have from the company


Tesla Sales Higher Than Acura, Audi, BMW Car, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus Car, & Mercedes Car Sales In USA (August Sales)

September 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Let's just start with some numbers. Below are USA sales totals for the month of August from several top luxury car brands. Additionally, I've included an estimate for Tesla's sales in the USA. While we don't have precise numbers from Tesla, there is now confirmation from CEO Elon Musk that Tesla sold more cars in the USA in August than BMW, which means it sold more cars than all the other brands in the headline


Tesla Model 3 = 5th Best Selling Car In United States

September 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Three weeks ago, I published that I expected the Tesla Model 3 would be the 5th best selling car in the United States in August. That has now been confirmed. (Note: we're just talking cars, not SUVs or pickup trucks.)


Solid Source: 51,821 = Tesla Model 3 Production Estimate For Q3

August 31st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You can find estimates for Tesla Model 3 production left, right, and center these days. What's nice is when you can find an estimate from people with a good track record, people who did a good job estimating sales in previous months and quarters. When those estimates are based on solid, robust data, all the better


Tesla Model 3 Sales Dwarf Other US Electric Car Sales — #CleanTechnica Report

August 27th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I've been reporting monthly US electric car sales for years. My monthly report has often been one of the most popular stories of the month here on CleanTechnica. However, unless something changes, I've concluded it's time to stop — or to take a break — from these US EV sales reports. There are 4 core reasons why


Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 30% In July — #CleanTechnica Report

August 27th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market slowed down a bit to enjoy the holiday season, registering some 27,000 registrations in July. That's an increase of 30% compared to the same period last year. It pulled the year-to-date count to some 212,000 deliveries (+41% YoY), while the 2018 EV market share remained stable at 2.2%, which, incidentally, was the same market share registered in July


China’s Electric Car Sales Up 64% In July — #CleanTechnica Report

August 26th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is in summer-chill mode, with some 75,000 units being registered in July, up only 64%. Yes, this is a slowdown from the three-digit growth rates of previous months. It is explained by the fact that "New Energy" subsidies were slashed to vehicles with full-charge driving range lower to 150 km in June, so most small city EVs stopped seeing sales, draining a significant percentage of over PEV sales


Open Letter To Catherine Wood About Private Tesla vs Public Tesla

August 25th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

While this letter was being prepared for publication, Elon Musk released the news that he decided not to follow through on his idea of taking Tesla private. That news made the goal of this letter obsolete. But the arguments in it are as valid today as they were yesterday, making it still worthy of publication


China × Cleantech — July

August 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Time flies with Elon Musk is tweeting about taking Tesla private, but there's much more news to get to beyond that. In particular, there's much news out of China. In order to aggregate and summarize the highlights, here's another edition of our China × Cleantech feature, also published over on the "Future Trends" section of our website. And, yes, there is some Tesla news in here as well


The Big Short Burn … Er, Explosion

August 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You don't get much props for predicting something after it happened. This is sort of lame: "I knew that would happen. I didn't say it, but I knew it." So, I'm going out on a short limb and am making a prediction here in the open while the market remains irrational


A Tesla Financial Model & Shareholder Letter Walkthrough

August 9th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Last Wednesday, August 1, 2018, we got a ton of fresh information in the Tesla shareholder letter and conference call. The prediction of our financial model of the Tesla results, "Vijay’s SimTesla Game," was right within a few million, after correcting for the ignored restructuring costs. That's not because we got everything right, but because the mistakes cancelled each other out



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