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Tesla’s Moats — Tesla Can Do What Other Car Companies Only Dream About, And Why

April 27th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

This story is about Tesla's moats, but I don't mean to imply that Buffett would invest in Tesla. Tesla is far from the value investments of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. Rather, Buffett's comments are to demonstrate the importance of moats. Morningstar even has a guide called Why Moats Matter. Understanding the moats a business employs is clearly important to understanding the business and its future

Is Tesla Ever Late? No, Not Really.

April 7th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Now, such a headline could easily make many people roll their eyes. However, a case can be made that Tesla is moving the world towards sustainability at “ludicrous speed.” Investors are annoyed that Musk does not set predictable targets and meet them in the conventional (boring) way. Instead, Tesla determines that he and his crew will burn the midnight oil in the way Sir Isaac Newton did to achieve greatness in science as much as possible

What Can Tesla Learn From Chevy Bolt Production Ramp?

February 26th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

There has been a lot of talk about what the fate of Tesla will be when the big legacy automakers start producing EVs in earnest. With their century of experience and established production lines, they will roll over Tesla. They will show how real carmakers take a new model through production

Is Tesla Subsidized? What’s The Truth About Claims Tesla, SpaceX, & Elon Musk Wealth Only Exist Because Of Subsidies?

February 18th, 2018 | by James Ayre

It's pretty common nowadays to hear the claim that the only reason that Tesla, or SpaceX, or any of Elon Musk's other ventures exists is because of government subsidies. I've myself heard the claim quite a lot over just the last few weeks. The funny thing: I haven't heard any specifics from those making these claims about how they are "subsidized." The general consensus when pressed seems to be: "Well, that's what I heard (and I don't like him)."

Tesla Trucks Will Dominate The Market

December 16th, 2017 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Reading Zachary's article "Tesla Semi Price × Orders = $47 Million to $55 Million in Tesla Revenue (with Assumptions)," I thought I had something to add

Panasonic CEO Says Tesla Model 3 Production Bottleneck Is “Now Understood” — Battery Pack Production To Now Be Fully Automated

November 2nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The CEO of Panasonic, the co-operator of Tesla's so-called Gigafactory in Nevada, recently made comments that the Tesla Model 3 production bottleneck was "now understood" and that battery pack production was soon to be automated. ... That's a rather interesting reveal, suggesting that battery pack production has been a major bottleneck and that hand production has largely been the standard at the facility to date

Tesla Confirms Model 3 Will Be First Mass Market Electric Vehicle

August 3rd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Many milestones have been laid out for electric vehicles and we have celebrated them all. Let's hit 100,000 electric vehicles sold, 500k, 1 million electric vehicles. Market share is another favorite, as well as breakouts by manufacturer. Who has sold the most EVs? Who sold the most last year? Who will sell the most this year or next year?

Tesla Fast Tracks Model Y To Push Into Lucrative CUV Market

August 3rd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Elon Musk announced in the Tesla Q2 2017 earnings call that he was walked back from the edge of the cliff on Model Y by his executive team. That team convinced him that building Tesla's next-generation CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) on the Model 3 platform was the best decision. This maximizes reuse of design work, investments in R&D, supply chain partnerships and flexibility, and potentially more. "The Model Y will, in fact, be using substantial carryover from Model 3 in order to bring it to market faster,” Elon said

Gigafactory Will Produce More Batteries Than Rest Of World Combined … By Factor Of 2!!

July 29th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

As part of the Tesla Model 3 production unveiling tonight, Tesla blew our minds with updates in the pre-event webcast. Updates came from across the Tesla manufacturing network live, including from within the Fremont factory itself and way out in Sparks, Nevada, at the Gigafactory. As part of the Gigafactory update, Tesla shared that when it was up and running at full capacity, the Gigafactory would produce more batteries than the rest of the world combined ... by a factor of 2!

It’s Never Been Done Before

July 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It's a common argument — whether worded so directly or not. It's a reason used to not start a business, to not advocate for better government policies, to not launch a new product. This simple argument stifles many an effort to make the world better

Tesla Sends Out Event Invites For Model 3 Part 3 Referral Program Winners, Confirms Location

July 18th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

July is perhaps the biggest month in Tesla's history, with the first 30 29 Model 3 production vehicles set to be turned over to the first lucky owners on the 28th of the month. Until now, it was uncertain when the event would actually take place, and more than that, where it would be. The first production Model 3 was confirmed to be for Ira Ehrenpreis, but he gifted the prized vehicle to Elon Musk earlier this month, leaving 29 of the first 30 vehicles to be delivered at the event

Elon Musk Thanks Tesla Customers As Model 3 Production Nears

July 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken may be the perfect metaphor for Elon Musk's career. "Two roads diverged in a wood and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference," Frost wrote. Not only has Musk taken the road less traveled by, he blasted a trail through the wilderness where none existed before. Now, as production of the Tesla Model 3 is set to begin two weeks ahead of schedule, he and his company face a watershed moment

Tesla Optimizing Solar Roof Tiles For Rapid Installation, & Other Tesla Energy Updates (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting on June 6th, 2017, at 2:30pm California time. The meeting included a summary of progress to date as well as a look into the future for the company. The major milestone for the last year and what Tesla kicked the meeting off with was that, with the acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla became the world's first vertically integrated sustainable energy company

Tesla To Build 10–20 Gigafactories Around The World As It Scales Up (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The 2017 Annual Tesla Shareholder's Meeting on June 6th blew the lid off of new updates on Model 3, Model Y, and Tesla Semi, while also providing updates on more mundane business matters. One massive update was about the number of Gigafactories Tesla is planning around the world. CEO Elon Musk shared that it is planning for at least 10 Gigafactories, but could build as many as

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