"We are supply-constrainted"....
Quick, buy $500M in equipment to build twice the # of cars.
Well, which one is it?
They could build 50% more cars by simply running A THIRD SHIFT and Saturday builds now.
I think Tesla is a great start-up company and America needs more companies like Tesla.
I agree with you, it is impossible to know day to day the true product demand, cap ex. spending and battery situation. Tesla trades like a tech stock but spends money like all car companies
Elon seems to micro manage news/ information snippets on the fly
Most information contradicts other information
I think Tesla and Elon will face numerous investor lawsuits based on the news flow
((( "We are supply-constrainted"....
Quick, buy $500M in equipment to build twice the # of cars. )))
Tesla raised about $250,000 to launch the model X. The money is gone and the car is not in production.
Really, you want to compare Tesla with one factory to Mercedes?
Besides its native Germany, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are also manufactured or assembled in:
Argentina - manufactures buses, trucks and the Sprinter van. This is the first Mercedes-Benz factory outside of Germany. Built in 1951.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil - manufactures trucks and buses. Established in 1956. The A-Class (W168) was produced from 1999 to 2005 and the C-Class was produced until 2010 as well.
Egypt via Egyptian German Automotive Company
Finland, new A-series (W176) is manufactured in Uusikaupunki since late 2013, being the first M-B passenger car ever built in that country
India, Bangalore (R&D)
India, Chennai (Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.) - Trucks & Engine Manufacturing unit
Iran (not since 2010)
Malaysia - assembly of C, E and S class vehicles by the DRB-Hicom
Mexico - (Mercedes-Benz Mexico fully manufactures some Mercedes and Daimler vehicles completely from locally built parts (C-Class, E-Class, M-Class, International trucks, Axor, Atego, and Mercedes Buses), manufactures other models in complete knock down kits (CL-Class, CLK-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class) and manufactures a select number of models in semi knockdown kits which use both imported components and locally sourced Mexican components (S-Class, CLS-Class, R-Class, GL-Class, Sprinter).
Nigeria - assembly of buses, trucks, utility motors and the Sprinter van
Russia - joint venture Mercedes-Benz Car Trucks Vostok in Naberezhnye Chelny (jointly Kamaz) .Available in trucks Actros, Axor, multi-purpose auto four wheel drive medium trucks Unimog.
Spain - factory at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Viano and V-Class have been built there.
South Korea - Mercedes-Benz Musso and MB100 models manufactured by SsangYong Motor Company.
Thailand - assembly of C, E and S class ve
Thats a great observation. Seems they need to keep the buzz alive, and thats the way to do it?
Limited market for a great but pricey EV. Heck, keep it an elitist purchase and sell worldwide.
Elon is genius. Its a house of cards, but its a $17 billion house thats operating at a loss.