Only China Has Scaled Manufacturing & Leading Practices For Rapid Low-Carbon Transformation – Part 4

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:15:50 +0000

For rapid low-carbon transformation, too many roads lead to China for comfort for many in the United States and Canada

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Tesla Secures Manufacturing License For Gigafactory 3 — Let’s Roll!

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:00:34 +0000

Tesla has been able to get its manufacturing license for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China. With Tesla already demonstrating Chinese produced Model 3s to the Chinese press, this step is seen as the last official hurdle before Tesla officially begins production and starts the process of ramping up consumer cars “Made in China.”

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Tesla = 3rd Most Valuable Automaker In The World

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:10:55 +0000

With the companies recent stock price rise, Tesla [TSLA] has surpassed Daimler for the #3 spot on the list of most valuable automakers in the world. This is on the heels of news of Gigafactory 4’s location — Berlin — which makes the milestone especially interesting. Many may see Tesla coming to Germany as a slap in the face of some of the legacy automakers, but I see it simply as Tesla establishing another foothold as it climbs its own personal mountain. That mountain is its goal of accelerating society’s transition to 100% sustainable energy

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Tesla Critics Don’t Understand (Or Just Ignore) Tesla’s Mission

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:01:42 +0000

I used to find the debate between Tesla critics (most notably short sellers) and Tesla fans as somewhat interesting but mostly straightforward. Tesla critics somehow thought that Tesla inherently couldn’t make profits on its products. Tesla fans thought and explained how Tesla could. Tesla critics thought Tesla couldn’t learn the art and skill of efficient, smooth mass production. Tesla fans noted many times, this isn’t rocket science (ahem). Tesla critics thought major automakers would come out with electric vehicles superior to what Tesla offered and would thus kill the company. Tesla fans highlighted Tesla’s leadership in batteries, software, self-driving tech, design, customer communications, and overall reputation

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It’s Official — Tesla Gigafactory 4 Will Be In (Or Near) Berlin

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:17:05 +0000

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus by Dr. Maximilian HollandIr’s official. Tesla’s European factory will be located just outside of Berlin, Germany. It is expected to begin production in 2021.

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Starlink Launches As Elon Musk Arrives In Berlin — For Gigafactory 4?

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:23:27 +0000

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s visions are being realized well in and out of this world, as the past week reveals. Elon Musk’s life has been surfing through land, sky, and space this week. Last fall, Musk tweeted, “Pace of innovation is all that matters in the long run.” He is certainly demonstrating that’s his companies’ mutual obsession

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Tesla Inside Out, Part Deux — Tesla Stores, Early Deliveries, & Seeing Elon

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 04:30:33 +0000

Continuing our discussion of Tesla and David Havasi’s long history at Tesla, we took up where we left off, talking about early Model S days at Tesla. At the time that, Tesla had a gigantic factory in Fremont with almost nothing in it other than big, wild dreams and post-apocalyptic images of Blade Runner and The Highlander flashing through their heads as they looked across the expansive space

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Tesla Gigafactory Economies of Scale Just Starting to Show in Tesla Financials

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 03:30:59 +0000

The biggest threat to Tesla’s existence has not been the so-called “Tesla Killers” from the competition, but rather Tesla’s dependence on the capital markets to fund its growth. The lack of sustained profits made the company rely on financial markets to raise equity and debt at regular intervals to fund its operations

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Tesla Inside Out — Tesla History From 7-Year Insider

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:47:49 +0000

I recently met a gentleman named David Havasi while charging our Tesla Model 3 at a ChargePoint station at a Whole Foods I frequently visit. He recognized me from CleanTechnica and I quickly learned he worked at Tesla for 7 years, until just recently. We got talking, talking, talking, and talking. I wasn’t sure if he’d be camera shy to repeat some of what he told me (or more) on camera, but it turned out he very much wasn’t shy — he had actually worked on Broadway before working at Tesla!

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Elon’s Message To Einhorn: Come Over

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 04:00:32 +0000

In a letter to clients, hedge fund manager David Einhorn pretty much accused Elon Musk of fraud after the surprising Q3 earnings report. Elon replied to Einhorn with a message of his own

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