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What question would you like to see Tesla answer at Tuesday's annual meeting?

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by SteveG3, May 31, 2017.

  1. SteveG3

    SteveG3 Active Member

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    I won't put odds on this being effective, but, Tesla has been known to scan through TMC some, and perhaps a member here going to the meeting will consider asking one of our questions as well... so what do you want to see Tesla answer on Tuesday?
     
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    Tesla originally said it would cost roughly $5 billion to build GF1. Now, we are talking about quite likely revising the GF plans to triple the cell and pack production. What would be the estimated cost of that 3X capacity GF? What do you think the rough capacity and cost of the next couple of iterations of GFs you build will be?
     
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    Couldn't edit the first post any longer, so, I'll just add here

    Last year, or the year before, through DaveT's efforts, Tesla took a list of questions from us before the annual meeting. While it wasn't clear how much they followed through with trying to address those questions at the meeting, at least it shows that they have some appreciation for responding to what we ask as a group of shareholders here.
     
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    "Help us get a sense of your vision for the medium-term future of the business by giving a guesstimate of the range of revenue (by percent of total) for the following categories in the year 2022: automobile sales, truck sales, Tesla network, solar roofs, Tesla energy, other. This isn't to give a forecast you must be held to... more just to understand what's in your mind regarding significance of the opportunities facing the company."

    Note... if automobile sales is <40% of the total, which I suspect it may be, and automobile sales is also >2m cars annually, which I also suspect, then the above answer would imply total revenue in 2022 approx $250 billion or more. I just don't think the market has remotely factored in the full potential for Tesla's growth.
     
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  5. Snuffysasa

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    Autopilot Please

    I am always looking for updates on autopilot timeline, first EAP features, first FSD features, when it will start using more than 2 of the 8 cameras, etc? still on track for coast to coast ?
     
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    #6 BluestarE3, May 31, 2017
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    Apparently, questions had to be pre-submitted by attendees for the Q&A. Don't know what the cutoff date is for submissions is though.

    EDIT: The pre-screening of questions was for the June 2/3 VIP meeting; not the upcoming shareholders meeting, which is the topic of this thread. My apologies for misreading the OP.
     
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  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That's good news. Some of the questions in the past have wasted everyone's time.
     
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    Who can forget this:

     
  9. Mkorpal

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    I thought that was for the private Model 3 showing/factory tour.
     
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    Ah, you're right. I read through the OP too quickly and thought it was about the VIP meeting on Friday/Saturday.
     
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    When will the new independent directors be appointed to the Board?

    Why not form a minority-owned entity (with the majority interest held collectively by members of the BoD) that can be licensed as a franchisee in states that restrict direct sales by manufacturers.? Would not transferring the stores and service centers to such an entity would infuse needed cash for growth?

    What is the relationship between TSLA and each of The Boring Company, SpaceX, Hyper-loop companies, AI/Neuralink Ventures?

    Why does Tesla self-insure product liability risks?

    What is TSLA's succession plan for each of the Section 16 officers?

    When does TSLA plan to raise more capital through a follow-on offering? How many shares?
     
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  12. StapleGun

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    If anyone reading this gets the chance to ask a question, please keep your question as short as possible. Do not add your own opinions into the question, do not tell an anecdote, and do not ask a 2 or 3-part question. Elon usually gives honest answers to the questions at hand, and can reveal juicy new information when given room to talk. But if you give a 45-second monologue with the question intertwined he will usually hone in on something you said that is easy to give a canned answer which we've all heard before.
     
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  13. GoTslaGo

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    After model 3 (and presumably semi) are up and running, is tesla planning to retire the S & X platform in favor of a more efficient Model Y platform?

    (Especially as Elon pointed out, S&X platform has a max run rate of 100k/year)

    Maybe another way to put it. Will the future model Y platform be a replacement for S&X? Especially since it is planned to roll out in 2020. By then S will be what, 12 years old?
     
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    How much resources are being spent to spread fud about electric cars and tesla; and by whom.

    It seems there is a lot of purposeful misinformation out there and the feeling is it's fossil fuel companies and auto companies. Just wanting confirmation.
     
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    During a past Charlie Rose interview Elon stated he likes Bob Lutz. Lutz recently was saying Tesla looses money on each car. This is untrue. Tesla invests the profits in new capacity. Bob should know this. How does Elon view Bob Lutz now?
     
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    How did I forget about this, lol!!
     
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    Two BIG issues.
    1. Denmark stopped subsidizing EVs, with a dramatic sales drop as a result.
    Any chance that the U.S. will do the same?
    Will Electric Vehicle Market Crash When Subsidies Are Eliminated?

    2. Any developments on the VTOL car front?
    Particularly since UBER has declared it a major subject of interest for expanding ride-hailing services.
     
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    Tesla is asking for questions for tomorrow's meeting via twitter,

    Tesla (@TeslaMotors) | Twitter

    Beyond submitting your question, perhaps even liking what you see as better questions will make them more likely to be chosen.
     
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    here's another question I just sent via twitter,

    "Can all interviews & conference calls w/the media be recorded & made public? Limited confidence in their accuracy reporting Tesla statements."
     
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  20. SteveG3

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    If you have time, please visit twitter... unless, you would be pleased to hear Elon asked whether he wears boxers or briefs rather than the pointless or dull question you had in mind.
     

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