Why is it always acceptable for them to make statements to the public and then tell the public 3 or 6 months later "yes, that's is what we said but this is what we meant when we said it..." Specifically, I refer to the time-frame for the construction of the Gigafactory. Now they are saying "a final decision on the Gigafactory is MONTHS AWAY". They also represented they would only have to pony up about $2 billion for their share of the cost to construct the Gigafactory. Now, we know the only commitment they have from Panasonic is to provide the machinery to make the batteries which will be far, far less of a financial commitment than TSLA was representing. And yet, the perma-bull jelly-heads just keep on buying and hum kumbaya to their lord, Elon. What a joke.
Yes, and note how the SLICK Muskrat states that the annualized rate of production will be 100,000 at the end of 2015. Morons interpret that to mean that TSLA will be making 100,000 cars IN 2015, but that's incorrect. They will start 2016 at that production rate (if all goes as planned).
earnesteve2003, just because you can't comprehend the statements doesn't mean that Tesla lied to you. Apparently you didn't actually read the gigafactory PDF - it's short and not all that difficult. Do you not see timeline in that PDF? They have been very consistent with their message. It's too bad that you lack the ability to comprehend their plans.
Panasonic and its machinery make the cells. Tesla makes the batteries and their internal safety systems. I don't recall reading any description of Tesla's process. It must be fairly automated - that would be the only way to assemble thousands of cells reliably. Presumably the connections are welded.
If you are going to play long or short in speculative stocks, it's playing poker. Musk is an engineer/ entrepreneur we really need to clone a hundred times or so. Just because he doesn't self destruct to accommodate shorts is no reason to loose your cool...................................
Sorry. I can't fix stupid, so geniuses like you will throw every spare dollar at it thinking your messiah, Elon is going to take you to the promised land. I will do what I think will make money. But, thanks for the advice.