If Tesla is halting production at this point I think Tesla is about finished. It's very hard to make a start up auto company no matter what your selling feature is.
Elon is a rich man even if Tesla and SpaceX go belly up, he's not in it for money. Just a rich guy who wants to go down in history for ego reasons or he really believes he will be the one to revolutionize cars or space???? Maybe he may pull his original money out???? He's much more entertaining then a lot of billionaires.
I know why Sir Richard is in Virgin Galactic, he's always wanted to make space travel as simple as air travel is today. He's trying to figure out how to do it so the costs are "reasonable". In his case he thinks can do it and he thinks he might be able to pull it off. Will he???? Many problems would be solved by a cheap reusable that can make it into orbit. That seems to be his goal at the moment.
Every time the fed does something there is always a bubble created somewhere in the economy. All bubbles pop so..........
No you don't get it. Chinese who have money for a car hire a driver and drive around to show off their wealth. They aren't going to car pool to save the environment. Long wheel based cars sell well over there because they all hire drivers, people are cheap to hire in China. Endless supply of peasants. A black long based Buick is a status symbol there......really.
You have to stop thinking like a first world person, China is third world.
I saw one analist and he was talking about solar powering up EV's during the day and then those EV's could plug into the grid at night supplying power to the grid which would smooth out power consumption allowing for less power plants and also solving the solar problem of only producing during good sunny weather. I don't remember exactly how he said that would all work because it was a stupid idea. Problem is most people have no science skills at all making his whole theory very plausible. Add a bunch of lawyers, Congress, who have no science skills and you have a dangerous combination of idiots.
Same people who refi their mortgages from a 30 year at 6% with 8 year paid off to a brand 30 year at 4.5 % because they are saving so much money..........
This quarters numbers will interest to me, I might even do some real calculations on cash burn etc. This stock has been a trading stock but real numbers are coming in now and the initial demand has been met. Time to really look at the accounting. A secondary will be coming, matter of time but a secondary with an announcement that the Gen 3 is a going in production would be the smart way to do it. Can Elon pull that off??? Will sales crater??? I don't think he can go that long without raising some more cash.
Green people who have blind faith in Tesla don't even worry about all that I wrote above, doesn't apply Tesla is a new company that isn't bound by normal business.
What's so hard to understand about Tesla builds cars and nothing else. It is a niche car maker.
////value-added energy storage company////// What the???? I'm trying to figure out how to defend that some how. Like a debate club topic. I can't come up with enough bull shark to defend that?????
//cost out trajectory///// Sorry I must of missed that term in business school or later on in real life. Of course I never saw any value in being racially diversified in the work place. ?????? I hear it talked about all the time as a "value added"????? Maybe I'm just to old to understand the "new" economy????
LOL, ya I dion't think so.
No. Elon made this company all or nothing with the Gigi factory. It's not going to be all so nothing will be left.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Not yet there will be one massive flame out when this company is in all or nothing mode, Gen 3 sells or not. That will determine the Gigafactory's fate. Also Tesla's fate. That doesn't work and bam BK.
Wow what a bad idea. First off if it wasn't for Tesla Nevada wouldn't let anyone build a battery factory, they are always a day away from that epic disaster. Right up there with building new refineries. I have to say Elon is a master mind to actually have State governments bidding against each other for a very dirty business. Of course Elon's battery factory will be state of the art and never do any environmental damage. ????? Who cares manufacturing like that should be out in the desert where you should be able to pollute peoples water supplies.
Batteries are a commodity, low margin business. I guess you don't know about the US government funded battery factories that have gone under in the last few years????? We're all supposed to be driving hybrids by now according to the greenies 10 years ago. EV's should make up 10% of the fleet as well.
You have to believe.......The non scientist political types were told by people who don't have an agenda except saving the world (????) that EVs and hybrids will solved everything. Solar and wind will power everything.
Obey, don't think. The elite liberals are always right look at their track record. Public housing probably being the crown jewel in their utopian world.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
The paper thin panel do not make enough electricity for their size. Cost per watt is lower then PV panels but you would need to wrap a skyscraper in them to get a meaningful amount of electricity from them.
What exactly do you mean pull and play??? You saying no inventors or something like that??? Plug the "peel and stick" directly into the grid or your car????
Sentiment: Strong Sell