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Official: TSLA Shareholder Meeting 2016 Questions

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by DaveT, May 29, 2016.

  1. DaveT

    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

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    (note: I know that there was another thread that was recently posted on this topic, but I'm needing to post a new thread with instructions so that we'll get the most popular questions here asked at the shareholder meeting.)

    I was informed by Tesla Investor Relations that they will choose some of the most popular questions from this specific thread to ask Elon at the shareholder meeting (note: I was told they'll ask "a few" from this thread, but hopefully if we post some good questions it'll be more). Tesla IR expressed that they don't want to appear like they're influencing the questions that get asked, so they asked for a system to rank the questions that they can defer to (thus the voting system below).

    So here are the instructions.

    1. Post one question per post. Do NOT post multiple questions in one post or else it will be ignored.

    2. Vote using the LIKE button on all the questions you think are pertinent and you'd like to be asked at the shareholder meeting.

    Tomorrow afternoon (around 4pm) I'm going to email Tesla IR an update with the top 10-20 questions (determined by # of LIKES) and the # likes per question.

    Shoot away, friends.
     
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  2. techmaven

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    Since the Gigafactory is critical to a successful Model 3 launch, would Tesla please provide updated Gigafactory capacity in terms of GWh's, including how many Model 3's can be built with the pilot phase?
     
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  3. techmaven

    techmaven Active Member

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    Since DC fast charge standards are still evolving and evolving separately in the United States versus Europe and other parts of the world, is it Tesla's vision to make the Tesla Supercharger standard the one standard in North America, replacing J1772 both AC and DC in the long term? Will Tesla vehicles ship with CCS built in support, without an adapter in both Europe and in North America? Or does Tesla see the Tesla connector as a competitive advantage?
     
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  4. Hogfighter

    Hogfighter Professional Lurker

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    Regarding Tesla Energy, was the choice to raise prices on power packs a function of higher costs, or higher pricing power due to demand....and can we expect higher profit margins as well?
     
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  5. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    As a Tesla car owner and Powerwall owner (next month), over the past few years I have come to view Tesla as a company whose first products were EVs but whose core business is in energy storage and management systems, whether that means vehicle drivetrains or batteries to power businesses, homes, and potentially off-earth human colonies. Do you see the company that way, and if so how does that influence your long term strategic planning?
     
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  6. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    It is my understanding that (1) the Tesla Factory has upgraded stamping and paint shop capacity to handle up to 500,000 vehicles/year. (2) Model S and Model X assembly is consolidated on Production Line 2 and (3) Model 3 will be assembled on a new Production Line. What are Tesla's expansion plans as far as new robots/equipment and adding new employees to ensure that the Model 3 production line will be able to produce in volume by the end of 2017?
     
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  7. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    In the past, Tesla Motors has had issues with the quality and/or availability of supplier-made components for Model S and Model X.

    With Model 3 production now on such an aggressive schedule, what will Tesla do differently to ensure nominal volumes of high-quality components in order to meet its production deadline and units delivered goals?
     
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  8. PaulRocket

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    How much revenue could Tesla Energy generate in 2016?
     
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  9. kenliles

    kenliles Active Member

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    Given the newly accelerated production volume timeline to reach maximum nameplate on both Freemont and GIgaFactory- Are there also newly formulated timelines on future factories of each
     
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  10. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    I might add an additional line at the end Ken. ' And what is that timeline?'
    I will delete my post if you think inappropriate :)
     
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  11. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Assuming an underlying continued 50% year-to-year growth on average and taking in to consideration the accelerated production start and ramp up of Model 3 it seems probable that, even if the Fremont factory could achieve a higher output than the 500.000/year in the NUMMI days, Tesla would need to establish new factories within the next decade, likely before 2025? Are you looking primarily at the US for this, or would investors be more correct to expect for such a facility to be located in Europe or Asia, and if so which continent do you currently believe to be more likely?
     
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  12. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Stock holders who bought TSLA stock in the years from the IPO up until 2012-2013 bought stock in the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors. As of today these stock holders are owners of a company that also hosts a growing energy storage component, Tesla Energy, which will be responsible for a yet unknown percentage of revenue going forward. How should investors think about the future of Tesla in this regard? Is it likely that Tesla Energy will bud off from Tesla Motors or should we expect both businesses to remain under the same brand, leadership and financial entity for the foreseeable future?
     
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  13. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    #13 AlMc, May 29, 2016
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    Do you expect the model 3s first produced in Q4 2017 to be hardware equipped for true autonomous driving with only government regulations and software validation holding up implementation?
     
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  14. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Seeing how the collaboration with Daimler has been wound down and passed out it's not obvious to investors that Tesla have any ongoing collaborations with any other auto makers currently neither with regard to battery packs, drive trains, autonomous drive nor with regard to the Supercharging network. Should investors expect such collaborations going forward? Can you comment on whether there have been approaches or negotiations in the last year and if so, naturally without mentioning names, what the subject has been?
     
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  15. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    [This question pertains to electric cars, not Tesla Energy products]
    When should investors expect Tesla to enter the following markets: South Korea, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia and South Africa?
     
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  16. DaveT

    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

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    Why did you wait and not raise a secondary offering immediately after the Model 3 reveal when the stock price was over $250?
     
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    How can Tesla reduce SG&A costs (as a % of revenue) while simultaneously expanding service networks to accommodate for the massive increase in Tesla vehicles/owners?
     
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    Which do you see entering production first: Roadster 2 or a Tesla truck?
     
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  19. techmaven

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    Does Tesla expect any further cash raises are necessary to achieve the 500,000 vehicle production rate by the end of 2018? If not, at what point will Tesla need to raise additional cash? Will Tesla be able to generate enough cash from the Model 3 to continue annual 50% growth?
     
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    #20 dhrivnak, May 29, 2016
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    Is there any chance Tesla will release shop manuals or reinstitute the Ranger program for those hundreds of miles from the nearest service center? This week will become more of an issue as Tesla scales for the Model 3.
     
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