They will still have to sell current orders at the original price, so this would only apply to new orders from now on.
If the gigafactory is going to be so efficient thru automation, for the 6000 jobs it creates, wouldn't it also offset a larger amount of jobs elsewhere in the auto/petroleum sector for a negative net impact on the economy
Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, is convinced that Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is building a new hybrid battery pack.
Chowdhry came to this conclusion after examining a patent that the company filed in July.
In short, the patent describes a system that would use a:
Metal-air battery pack (oxygen would be used as one of the electrodes to produce electricity, apparently).
Non-metal-air battery pack (a standard, lithium-ion battery).
By combining these battery types together in one car, Chowdhry believes that Tesla could offer multiple driving modes.
There has also been negligible buying other than Elon Musks in May 2013, only options being exercised at ridiculously low prices. All of them between $2 and $30 per share
As of April, it appears that the 787-8 is falling out of favor and the -9 and -10 are becoming the preferred model. Anyone else notice this?. Could really hurt Everett in the long run if SC builds all the -10's and some of the -9's. Will the -9 be the only plane produced in Everett if this is true( some of the -9's will also built in SC further reducing the need for Everett over the long haul?) .
As of April the backlog was. Anyone know what the current backlog looks like? Is the -8 still getting significant orders
If he has given away all his patents, that means anyone can now make the battery packs for themselves without him How can that be a smart move?
Samsung and the other current battery manufactures can also expand to meed demand for the individual batteries and even the final battery assemblies.. From an October 2013 article
"Another source said Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] had already finished testing Samsung battery technology for future car applications. Samsung batteries would reportedly be used on the 2015 Tesla Model X crossover."
The thing I don't like is about 710,000 shares were acquired at $0 which really is only diluting the value when this occurs.
What is PSE&G's role in this if the business's are paying for it?
"The cost of the two-year pilot program will be absorbed by PSE&G shareholders, not its 2.1 million customers, officials said. Participating businesses, which must be PSE&G customers, will pay to install the charging units and pay for the electricity."
That could be the current constraint, not Panasonic
“We believe the recent constraints that Panasonic’s available production capacity have presented are likely to be resolved by 2H14 when shuttered capacity is likely to be re-commissioned to produce batteries for Tesla. The cost-out roadmap of a mid- to high-single-digit percent reduction in annual battery costs should support a continued tailwind for 2014 Model S gross margins.”
If Tesla is already production constrained by battery shortages, where are they going to get these without further constraining their own car's production until the gigafactory is up and running?
"At the heart of the B-Class Electric Drive is a system sandwiched beneath the passenger compartment, codeveloped with Tesla. As part of an agreement between the manufacturers, the B-Class’s battery is produced by Tesla at its factory in California, and then shipped to Europe for the vehicle’s assembly."
Sounds like an ethic's violation. Imagine if an employee said the same about McNernery at a public interview and made the press like this. All they would have to do is say it was just a joke?
At least he didn't outsource the all new main wing box on the 777x, that is a start in the right for one of the largest design and build challenges on the plane.
I haven't heard of any other major shifts in the sourcing of design and build for the rest of the plane either.
Could you explain why the factory cannot produce batteries other than the current ones? I doubt it is going to be that inflexible as to what it can produce. No one invest that kind of money without looking 10 to 15 years ahead so it won't be obsolete and shut down
Don't worry about it, the taxpayers money will cover the expense
That logic also means they care less about any avoided fuel cost savings. I doubt they buy them just to be "green". There are ICE luxury cars out there for less MSRP with the same level of luxury
"only the 737 makes money "