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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 …

carTesla Will Soon Be Able to Self-Drive from Home to Work and Obey Traffic Lights

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Tesla’s self-driving autopilot is already testing driving with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts. Your Tesla will soon be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all. Already testing traffic …

air pollutionChina and Tesla Can Fix Each Others Most Important Problems

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China and Tesla both have a lot to gain by working together and they can each fix the others problems and weaknesses. I have written about this in a recent article, but I wanted to simplify my case. It happens …

air pollutionChina Will Help Tesla Go to Foxconn Scale to Stop Air Pollution and Save the Planet

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No one questions the ability for giant factories, cities, infrastructure and supply chains to be built in China. No one questions that Elon Musk is perhaps the greatest living industrial and technological innovator and he is in the running for …

batteriesChina Will Ensure Tesla Survives by Getting Gigafactory Built and Operating in 6 to 12 Months Instead of Years

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Chinese site Caijing.com reports that Tesla Gigafactory 3 construction has started in China and that production will start and ramp up in the second half of 2019. Tesla initially claimed vehicle production in Gigafactory 3 would start roughly two years …

australiaTwenty Month Payback for Tesla 100-MW Utility Scale Battery Storage System

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Australia has determined that Tesla 100MW battery system saved $40 million and the system had cost only $66 million. This is a 20-month payback on the investment. Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as …

batteries2019 is the Year it Becomes Easier for Tesla

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Tesla and Elon Musk had very high targets for production volume, performance and many other factors. They came up short of those targets but still achieved something amazing. This is Elon’s approach, make hugely ambitious targets and come up short …

batteriesTesla is $2,400 Per Car Away from Selling a $35,000 Model 3

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Elon Musk has sent out an email to Tesla employees that states the current cost of a standard range Model 3 would be around $38,000. This seems to mean that with a 25% margin the car build cost is $30,400. …

batteriesPanasonic and Tesla Could Upgrade Model S and X batteries in 2019

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Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that Battery cell production for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai will be sourced locally, most likely from several companies including Panasonic. The current sole Tesla battery supplier Panasonic will double down on the partnership and plans …

carsElon to push Model 3 production from 4400 to 7000 per week

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Tesla will try to reach and sustain Model 3 production capacity of 7,000 units by November 28th. Elon Musk will walk the entire Model 3 production line, from battery cell production to final assembly, on the 27th and 28th. Elon …