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Posts Tagged: Tesla

Elon Musk and Sandy Munro talk Production Hell, megacastings, structural battery packs and much more

This is a meeting that promises to be fascinating for any EV fan—Elon Musk speaks to auto manufacturing expert Sandy Munro for over 45 minutes. Sandy has become something of an internet star of late for his insightful comments (both positive and negative) about Teslas and other EVs. In this new video on the Munro… Read more »

Overlooked gems in Tesla’s Q4 earnings call

Tesla’s latest earnings report was loaded with good news: the company’s sixth straight quarter, and first full year, of profitability; increased sales ($31.5 billion in 2020, compared to $24.6 billion in 2019); a healthy cash position ($19.4 billion as of year-end, compared to $6.3 billion at the end of 2019); and plausible plans for steady… Read more »

Engineering director leaves Tesla for medical delivery service Zipline

As an Engineering Director at Tesla, Joe Mardall led the development of a heat pump system that has been lauded as one of the most innovative new features of Model Y. Now Mardall has resigned his position at the California carmaker to become Head of Engineering at Zipline, a drone maker and aerial delivery service… Read more »

Outsider joins the establishment: S&P 500 index welcomes Tesla

S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced that Tesla will be added to the benchmark S&P 500 index. “TSLA will be added to the S&P 500 effective prior to the open of trading on Monday, December 21, to coincide with the December quarterly rebalancing effective date,” the financial institution drily proclaimed. The California carmaker’s market cap… Read more »

Truck leasing firm orders 150 Tesla Semi electric trucks

Tesla is using the same reservation system for the Tesla Semi as it has used for its previous vehicles. By requiring a cash deposit with each pre-order, the company is able to bring in some cash before it even begins production. It’s a model that other automakers can only envy (and it does benefit customers… Read more »

Judge dismisses Massachusetts auto dealers’ lawsuit against Tesla

The good news just keeps rolling in for Tesla. This week a Massachusetts Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit that the Massachusetts Automobile Dealers Association had filed against the company, based upon the auto dealers’ lack of standing and failure to state a claim. Tesla plans to build its own network of stores, rather than… Read more »