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So I recently purchased the first known salvage auction Tesla with the new 100kWh...
First, a bit of a warning to those easily offended by anything negative about Tesla: I've posted several threads about the actual capacities of Tesla battery packs. Raw data with mixed reception. Unfortunately it seems like any time anyone posts a thread that puts Tesla in a negative light most of them tend to get overrun by posts that either...
It looks like the new battery architecture that was mentioned by Elon and JB used in P100D pack is outlined in US Patent Application Publication US 2015/0244036 A1 titled ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM WITH HEAT PIPE THERMAL MANAGEMENT.
I made an attempt at comprehensive search of all Tesla patents, but could not find any other that would be consistent...
Dear Tesla Motors,
Over the past couple of years I've called Tesla out several times for misleading or flat out falsely advertised specs. The 691 "HP" issue, the 285 miles of range on a P85D, the 81 kWh 85's, etc. Well, adding another one to the pile:
Upgrading a software limited "60" to a to "75" actually buys you 10 kWh, not 15 kWh.
By coincidence had a chance to speak to an auto analyst today (spouse of someone I work with). He previously was head of GM powertrain NA and other high GM executive positions. Never got into who he worked for now as I was more interested in what he thought of Tesla. He is obviously negative on Tesla as most of us here would expect....
Not sure if anyone posted before. But the institutional holdings reports for Q3 are out. Not surprisingly, many sold quite a bit, which was reflected by the decreased share price under selling pressure. FMR is still the biggest holder but they sold 6.13% (or 1.27m of shares) of their holdings. Despite some not too positive comments by their...
I've reached to Jeff Evanson, VP of Tesla IR to confirm the "current run rate of about 2,400 vehicles per week" mentioned in Manufacturing Leadership Journal. Here is his response:
There was a misprint in Manufacturing Leadership Journal. We have a recording of entire interview and current run rate was never discussed. Looking into where...
After spending 30 minutes this week checking out a Chevy Bolt and about an hour investigating the availability of CCS DCFC stations in California I don't see how any self-respecting WS analyst could consider the Bolt as a competitive threat to Tesla.
I stopped by a Chevy dealer in San Jose and inquired about the Bolt. Here is what I learned:
At some point within the last month or so Tesla has added code to the firmware updater on the car that prioritizes firmware patch downloads when on WiFi and will delay downloading patches when not on WiFi.
The update server will now give the updater on the car a timeout date for when to give up trying to get the update if the car never...
I think if the solar roofs were operational that Elon would have mentioned that and even showed the power generation. As is though, it seems these were early proof-of-concept roofs that show that solar roofs can look amazing. I think there's still a lot of work to get done.
Btw, I was at the event last night. Hanging with @FredTMC and his...
Methods for resetting various features in the Model X:
Press and hold both scroll buttons for a few seconds. Center console display will turn black and reboot.
Press and hold both of the steering wheel buttons above the scroll wheels. IC display will turn black and reboot.
Yes. Confirmed folks. CONFIRMED.
MS "all-in" pack cost is less than $190/kWh
Also, Jeff said this LAST week. Apparently call was last week (possibly) or a different outlet. Regardless. It's confirmed.
Now here is a question tailor made for me. In my last job I spoke to ISS on almost a daily basis and today I engage ISS and Glass Lewis on a regular basis.
ISS is far and away the more influential of the 2. It's not even close.
Basically, almost all funds either pay attention to or blindly follow ISS or Glass Lewis when determining how to...
Let me try and recall from my memory why there is such a long lead time for this and why it's not like slapping a bunch of Legos together.
First you design the car and break down its individual parts.
Then you have to design the die sets to make each part (yes, SETS as in each part will require 4-5 individual dies to make the part).
From Instagram photo by Wendy Scott • Feb 9, 2017 at 9:09pm UTC
This is the Gigafactory parking lot. Full of cars. Production ramping?
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Morgan Stanley puts out another note with full details on how they arrived at the current price target of $242
Tesla’s Mission 2017: Funding the Model 3
Stock Rating: Equal-weight
Industry View: Cautious
Price Target: $242.00
We see the 2 key drivers for Tesla’s stock price...
JB gave a keynote at a tech conference in Toronto yesterday and 1/2 of the keynote was on the TE business. A few things he mentioned:
TE is much simpler to scale.
Manufacturing is a technical problem and it is challenging.
Tesla needs more engineers and technical people. The non-technical labor can be ramped up quickly....
Sorry for the delay, busy weekend. The answer re: when the SEC will start reviewing is that the SEC will not start looking at the proxy statement until after the go shop provision expires.
If SCTY is on top of things, you'll see a PREM14A filed by them a week or 2 before the go shop period ends. This is a Schedule 14A Preliminary Merger...
According to Jeff Evanson Tesla's IR VP, the record date is today - just got a response to my question via e-mail.
Ugh. I feel any stamping going on is my stamping out misinformation:
Mr. Jonas may - or may not - be correct, but he is wrong. That is, Mr Musk did NOT highlight...items such as stamping dies, as being "riskiest items".
Rather, Mr Musk very specifically said that those are the two remaining long lead items yet to be finalized; he also...