This week Elon Musk had a lot to contend about Model 3 production. Also: since an actor chose a Bolt over a Tesla. And some-more prominence on a Model Y. Finally: a large Tesla short.
[For a week finale Apr 15, 2018.]
Chevy Bolt “is perfection”:
Last week, we listened from someone who traded their Bolt for a Model S. This week, the choice goes a other way.
I didn’t feel like putting a thousand down and renting a Tesla, so we got a 2017 Chevy Bolt…It’s a best automobile I’ve ever had. It gets 230 miles to a charge, though people usually expostulate 40, maybe 50 miles a day, so we only tip off. No some-more gas. No some-more maintenance. It’s discerning and ample inside. My kids adore it. It’s perfection.
–“Why Courtney B. Vance Chose a Chevy Bolt Over a Tesla,” Wall Street Journal, Apr 10, 2018
Elon Musk on Model 3 prolongation etc.
Model 3 smoothness delays: “It will be 6 to 9 months longer than expected,” pronounced Musk in an interview with CBS This Morning that posted on Apr 12 (the initial installment of a array of talk segments).
Why do people cancel Model 3 reservations? “Mostly people cancel since they indispensable a automobile and we didn’t have a automobile for them,” Musk pronounced to CBS.
What about Production hell? “It’s worse than we thought…we put too many record into a Model 3 all during once. This should’ve been staged,” he pronounced in another talk segment. (Note: Musk pronounced a same thing about a Model X.)
Too many robots for Model 3 production? “I agree,” Musk pronounced to CBS. After revelation that a bolt of robots can indeed delayed prolongation and that Tesla needs some-more humans on a prolongation line, he said: “We had this crazy, formidable network of circuit belts and it was not working. So, we got absolved of that whole thing.”
Overnighters during a factory: “I don’t have time to showering and change so we nap here,” he said, showing a cot (and floor) where he sleeps during a Fremont factory.
Big boost in Model 3 production: “[There will be a] three- or four-fold boost in Model 3 outlay in a second quarter.” (Note: Musk has also done overly-optimistic predictions like this before.)
Musk on Model X crash: Commenting on the Tesla refurbish on a Model X crash and a successive pierce by Tesla to repel from a agreement and “NTSB Revokes Tesla’s Party Status,” Musk told CBS: “The complement worked as described, that is that it’s a hands-on system. It is not a self-driving system…the NTSB takes a prolonged time to do an investigation. It will take over a year. We can’t wait for a year.”
Model Y: Tesla is aiming during Nov 2019 to start Model Y prolongation during a Fremont factory, according to Reuters, essay about a destiny compress crossover, that is slated to be a cheaper chronicle of a Model X.
Tesla…is targeting Nov 2019 as a start of prolongation for a Model Y competition application vehicle…two sources told Reuters this week…[Tesla] is usurpation rough bids for retailer contracts on a Model Y….
–“Tesla targets Nov 2019 for start of Model Y production,” Reuters, Apr 11, 2018.
The large short: “More investors are betting opposite electric-car builder Tesla than any other U.S. stock,” said CNBC on Wednesday,” referencing Apple as a prior short-seller favorite.
“Tesla brief sellers, after shortening their brief bearing for a initial dual months of 2018, have topsy-turvy march and shorted Tesla batch heavily over a final 5 weeks,” wrote Ihor Dusaniwsky, conduct of investigate during S3 Partners, according to CNBC.
Musk hasn’t been silent. In response to a Goldman Sachs news this past week, he tweeted: “Place your bets.”
Tesla battery plunge during reduction than 10%: Tesla owners on a Dutch-Belgium Tesla Forum have been entertainment information from over 350 Tesla vehicles opposite a world, according to a news during Electrek.
The information clearly shows that for a initial 50,000 miles (100,000 km), many Tesla battery packs will remove about 5% of their capacity, though after a 50,000-mile mark, a ability levels off and it looks like it could be formidable to make a container reduce by another 5%.
–“Tesla battery plunge during reduction than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data,” Electrek, Apr 14, 2018