2014 has been an awesome year for Tesla. It’s instructive to take a look back at what was accomplished and started in 2014 that sets the company up for a remarkable future. Sure, Model X was delayed and the rear passenger door handle on my Model S sticks sometimes, but those are the trees and pine needles within a pretty robust forest. Here’s what Tesla gave us in 2014 (whic=h makes me feel good about 2015 and TSLA): Manufacturing Gigafactory – Site selected, construction started, hiring ongoing. Doubles world LiOn capacity. Fremont Upgrade – Plant expansion in anticipation of Model X and increased Model S orders, new paint line, lots of new Kuka robots, etc. Lathrop – Facility acquired, undergoing renovations to augment manufacturing capabilities. Tilburg – Continue to upgrade and refine assembly and shipping process to Europe. Existing Vehicle/Model Improvements Software 6.0 – Navigation, Calendar, Power Management, Suspension and other improvements. Various 5.XX upgrades – Continual addition and refinement of features. Autopilot Suite – Not yet activated, anticipated 2015, displayed at October reveal, arguably world's most advanced suite of autopilot tools. Hardware Autopilot Systems – Extra camera, radar, ultrasonic sensors Roadster 3.0 – Upgraded battery, aerodynamics, and decreased rolling resistance = 400 miles RHD Vehicles Released – UK, Australia, and Japan saw RHD deliveries Titanium Underbody Shield and Aluminum Deflector Plates – Addressed proactively Charging Adapters Replaced – NEMA 14-50 adapter glitches addressed proactively Dozens of Small Improvements - Ongoing refinement and improvement in manufacturing. Examples include new vanity mirrors, bezel, etc. New Vehicle/Model Developments Model X – Alphas and Betas reportedly produced, launch in Q3-2015. Reveal soon (please). Model S ‘D’ – Revealed in October, started shipping in December. Crazy great upgrade. Model 3 – Working on design, no prototype reveal news shared. Infrastructure Stores/Service Centers – Dozens opened in North America, Europe, China, Japan and Australia. Supercharger Network More than 300 worldwide, exiting 2014 at an opening rate of >1/day. Essentially tripled in 2014. Coast to coast connection, Canada started. European expansion proceeding aggressively. China expansion proceeding aggressively. Battery Swap – Initiated on a trial basis at Harris Ranch supercharger. Customer Service Leasing Program – Ugraded and expanded. Infinite Mile Warranty – Drive unit included in warranty for battery pack. China Sales and Service Opens – Aggressive expansion into Tesla’s likely largest/2[SUP]nd[/SUP] market. Retail – Expanded design brand offerings for clothing, leather goods, car accessories. 100s of Test Drive Events – Still bringing Model S to the masses. Accolades/Milestones/Mileposts Car & Driver 10 Best Consumer Reports Most Loved Car 1 Billion Kilometers Driven European 5-star safety rating 1600+ Job Postings Veterans Hiring Efforts I'm sure I missed a bunch. Please add. Happy new (and old) year!