July 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
An internal email to employees dated July 9 from Jerome Guillen, President of Automotive at Tesla, said the company is “making preparations” to raise output at its factory in Fremont, California (where we recently interviewed him). "While we can’t be too specific in this email, I know you will be delighted with the upcoming developments," Guillen said, according to a report by Bloomberg, which claims to have seen a copy of the email
July 2nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The total production and delivery numbers are out for Q2 and they are stronger than anyone dared hope. Here's hoping the short sellers choke on the numbers.
April 4th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
I have to eat crow. That is the civilized way to say it. What I wrote was completely off. It was logical, believable, and wrong. After submitting it, I thought I should have included that famous line about complex problems having simple answers that are completely wrong — a point I did prove. Another way of saying it, it was
April 2nd, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
It's time for quarterly Tesla production and delivery numbers — or almost time for them. But don't mistake either of these for sales.
March 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Editor's note: Contrary to some core points in the article below, Elon Musk has said on a few occasions that Tesla's more or less continuous profitability will not slow Tesla's growth — that it's still growing as fast as it can. We also have a Tesla financials deep dive coming in a couple of days that should help anyone interested in that aspect of the business to walk through the numbers in detail yet hopefully without getting lost if you don't have an MBA or accounting degree. In any case, it is a common concern among Tesla supporters that a focus on achieving quarterly profits could slow Tesla's overall growth. This author chimes in on that topic through a bit more than 1,000 words
January 2nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
2108 has been a real breakout year for Tesla. It has gone from being a niche producer of electric vehicles (EVs) to becoming the dominant seller of not just EVs, but of all luxury cars too.
The surprise to many is that Tesla also dominated the overall sedan market by having the top selling car in the US in terms of revenue!
January 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
This may be the biggest year of growth from one company in the history of the auto industry
October 1st, 2018 | by Paul Fosse
After seeing Elon Musk’s reply to Ryan McCaffrey’s offer to help educate new owners during the big delivery push for the end of Q3, I headed over to the Tampa delivery center on Sunday, September 23rd
May 26th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter last night that 6 planeloads of equipment that Tesla just flew from Germany to California are indeed robots from Grohmann. Don't envision Westworld-like robots occupying all the seats in a jumbo jet, enjoying the latest movie. These are automated assembly systems for the Gigafactory to solve the last problems with battery module assembly. For over half a year, it is known that the biggest hurdle to ramping the Model 3 production is unexpected limitations of the battery assembly line
May 25th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
Did you fall for this clickbait headline? You are not alone. Even the serious Dutch press thought it worthy to write about a car factory in California which performs normal scheduled upgrades/improvements on their production line while it is in development. When the local village paper in Fremont, California, mentions it because of the extra visitors to the shopping mall, that is understandable. But what crazy world do we live in that this is worldwide news? This has happened a number of times, by the way
March 15th, 2018 | by James Ayre
The production efficiency of the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X has been improved greatly in recent years, a spokesperson for Tesla has revealed to CleanTechnica and other media outlets in response to some recent CNBC coverage
July 14th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
This Tesla Model 3 infographic features a handful of stunning charts on auto company production, market capitalization, revenue ... and of course the Tesla Model
July 3rd, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Moments ago, Tesla released its quarter 2 (Q2) 2016 production/delivery figures — well, the generic stats, not country-specific or month-specific figures. [&hellip