Wednesday, 19 December, 2018


Elon Musk on Tesla (and Himself): 'We Were Huge Idiots'

Tesla is about to build new factory in China Elon Musk and Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong shake
Conrad Doyle | 15 July, 2018, 23:30

Musk and his team made a big bet that automation would help Telsa make more cars in a single month than it ever had before, only to have robots repeatedly fail, forcing the company to halt the entire production process to fix the problem.

Tripp refuted Tesla's claims in response to Musk, saying, "I NEVER "framed" anyone else or even insinuated anyone else as being involved in my production of documents of your MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF WASTE, Safety concerns, lying to investors/the WORLD".

Tesla has reportedly finally reached its production goal with the Model 3 building more than 5,000 of the sedans in the last week of the second quarter. Just recently, reports emerged from the Tesla community that the company had rolled out configurator emails to all Model 3 reservation holders.

The Norwegian Consumer Council stated on July 4 Tesla had climbed to fourth place in the first six months of this year in the list of companies Norwegians complain about the most, up from 24th in 2017. With this in mind, there is a pretty fair chance of the tracker's favorable forecast for Model 3 production would prove to be accurate.

Tesla has also started changing its strategy for the Model 3.

However, under changes to subsidies for electric cars introduced a year ago, the support is gradually phased out after a company has sold 200,000 vehicles. "Incredibly impressed with Tesla China team & potential for the future", Musk further tweeted. However, additional purchase incentives are available in a dozen states.

The Model 3, billed as a more affordable vehicle with a starting price of $35,000, is now delivered only in more expensive versions.

Fremont workers were invited to sign a poster proclaiming Tesla's new "5K Club". After that, reaching the target this quarter became inevitable. If you recall, Martin Tripp was sacked from Tesla for stealing confidential and trade secret information and then sued by Tesla. The company, after all, is only producing the Model 3 Performance with Dual Motor AWD for now.

Musk has backed claims that the new vehicle will "beat anything in its class on the track" by stating that it will feature sports suspension that lowers it by 10mm and larger brakes.

Analysts noted that the announcement did not estimate the cost of the plant, or how it would be financed.

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