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businessTesla is Making a Lot of Profit and Should be Building Model Y and Semi-Trucks in 2020

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Tesla is predicted by analysts to turn a profit in the fourth quarter of 2018. The average estimate is a profit of $206 million on a GAAP basis. In April, analysts expected a fourth-quarter loss of about $234 million. The …

batteriesTesla Move to Bigger Battery Packs and 2170 Batteries for S and X Cars

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Tesla is discontinuing the 75 kWh battery pack versions of the Model S and X cars. Sean Mitchell makes the case in a video that Tesla has advantages to standardize on the 2170 battery cells If Tesla moves to 2170 …

batteriesTesla Cars With Autopilot Are Over Six Times Safer Than Average US Car

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In the 4th quarter, Tesla cars had one accident for every 2.91 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot, we registered one accident for every 1.58 million miles driven. NHTSA’s most recent data …

batteriesTesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory Will Make Model 3 and Y Cars

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Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory will produce Model 3 and Model Y cars for greater China region. Elon Musk Shanghai Giga will produce affordable versions of 3/Y for greater China. All Model S/X and higher cost versions of Model 3/Y will still …

chinaTesla Breaks Ground on Gigafactory in Shanghai

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Tesla broke ground on the construction of Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai. Tesla wants to have the factory finished by the summer and have Made-in-China cars rolling off the production line by the end of the year. The Shanghai factory will …

batteriesTesla and China Could Complete Gigafactory 3 by March, 2019

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How fast can Tesla and China complete Gigafactory 3? The money, permits and a local government-owned construction company are all in place. China can build large factories in weeks. Tesla built an entire general assembly line in 3 weeks when …

batteriesTesla Increased Model 3 Production by 15% in Fourth Quarter and Will Drop Prices By $2000

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Tesla produced and delivered at electric cars at the rate of nearly 1,000 vehicles per day. Production in Q4 grew to 86,555 vehicles, 8% more than their prior all-time high in Q3. This included: 61,394 Model 3 vehicles, in line …

batteriesOil Analyst Makes Case for Electric Cars and Picks Copper as Way to Play Battery Future

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Marin Katusa of Katusa Research is an oil and uranium analyst. He gave his take last year on oil and uranium prices. Oil will remain range bound and Uranium prices will recover but in 2 to 5 years from last …

businessElon Said He Can Be Stupid But Parking Lot Assembly Line Was Built in 3 Weeks

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Elon Musk was interviewed a couple of days ago on 60 Minutes by Leslie Stahl. They focused upon the craziness with Tesla, the Elon tweets that got punished by the SEC, the pot smoking by Elon on Joe Rogan, the …

batteriesElon Lesson from Model 3 is Don’t Be Overconfident and Change in Manageable Phases

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Although Elon feels the Tesla 3 manufacturing issues are mostly behind them he shared what he felt caused the problems with the Tesla 3 to be worse than expected. An older video with CBS reviewed what went wrong with the …