Instead of cash they're promising Powerdyne a lifetime supply of batteries to be produced at some future date - maybe.
There you go again with your facts. Stocker has much more fun just making stuff up.
Congratulations. Every quarter a handful of longs post about the "whisper" numbers (which are always great). The actual numbers, when released, are dismal. Still you get the prize for being the first to mention good whisper numbers for this quarter.
Panasonic put up very little of the money. If batteries sell (not just to Tesla) they'll have a profitable investment. If the batteries don't sell well the loss will be relatively minor. Construction seems to have slowed in the past few months.
"rapid charging" What a term. Suppose you had to spend twenty minutes every time you added gas to your car. (And you need a lot fewer stops to refuel a gas-powered car than you do a Tesla).
"a self-contained generator that is powered by a radial air cooled engine"
Of course the engine is powered by a mixture of air and earth.
"I would NEVER buy a car knowing one way cooler was gonna come out 2 weeks later"
That's why they didn't tell you, suckah.
You didn't hear this from me but...
The secret plan is for everyone to have two Teslas - one to drive and one to be a back up power supply for their home. This is going to push demand through the roof.
I guess the fact that UPCs already exist from many manufacturers (a number larger than Tesla and nearly all more profitable than Tesla) doesn't really count. None of these other companies can come up with a Musk tweet.
"I don't even worry about financing or cash flow"
The Lord will provide.
With a user having a name like get rich quick is supporting you what could go wrong?
Schneider is a much larger company (French) than Tesla but unlike Tesla they actually had positive earnings of over $2 billion last year. And 150,000 employees. Backup UPC systems are just a small part of Schneider's business, but they could kill Tesla if the backup business were to become more important. As could General Electric, ABB or Siemens.