Elon Musk: Tesla Is Like The “Baskin Robbins of Batteries”

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:00:03 +0000

A major Tesla milestone was announced yesterday — the all-electric automaker just surpassed over $1 billion in GAAP net income. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for complacency. During Tesla’s Q2 earnings conference call, CEO Elon Musk said, “If you look at history, often, the seeds of defeat are sown on the day of victory. […]

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25 Unasked Questions On Tesla’s Q2 Earnings Call

Credit to Author: Vijay Govindan| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:24:08 +0000

This was a great quarter for Tesla. Record production, record deliveries, tremendous growth, and excellent margins in a difficult operating environment. I felt some opportunities for questions were missed, though. What’s the status of Model X deliveries this quarter? No one cared about Tesla’s second mass-market product. From the looks of the website, it’s sold […]

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1,000,000 Tesla Powerwalls Per Year, Thinks Elon — He Could Be Right.

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 01:13:55 +0000

At the end of the Monday, July 26th Tesla Conference call, CEO Elon Musk dropped one of his wild predictions. While talking about the batteries that Tesla will be making and the batteries Tesla will be getting from its suppliers, Elon said they could use them to produce more Powerwalls. Not just a few more, […]

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What Would A US–China War Mean For Tesla?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:10:52 +0000

When I was in college, I spent some time in Taiwan doing volunteer work. It was a neat experience to get to know a culture very different from the American and Mexican cultures I grew up with, but car enthusiast me noticed a lot of familiar things. For one, there was a Ford testing facility […]

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Middle Ground: Going Forward With The EV Transition, But Acknowledging The Impacts of Battery Mining

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:13:50 +0000

Mining for battery materials can be a touchy subject. The haters and the people who stand to lose money in the transition to clean energy love to bring it up. They normally don’t care one bit about the environmental impacts of things (or they wouldn’t support the oil and coal industries like they do). When […]

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Here’s What We Think Elon Will Talk About During Today’s Tesla Earnings Call

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:10:19 +0000

These are some key areas that could be part of the Tesla Q2 earnings call today.

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Rivian To Build 2nd Manufacturing Facility And 50 GWh Battery Factory

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 19:00:55 +0000

Rivian will build a second assembly line and a battery factory beginning early next year.

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Looking At The Positive Impacts Of Tesla In Austin 1 Year After Giga Texas Construction Began

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:01:08 +0000

In July 2020, Tesla began the construction of its Gigafactory in Austin, TX, which many nicknamed Giga Texas. Yes, it’s been a year and it’s expected to be up and running by the end of this year. Tesla may not be producing vehicles from the factory just yet, but its impact is being felt all […]

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Li-Cycle & Helbiz Partner to Advance Battery Recycling in Micro-Mobility

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:54:02 +0000

Li-Cycle, which is focused on providing customer-centric, end-of-life solutions for lithium-ion batteries while also creating a secondary supply of critical battery materials, has announced a partnership with Helbiz. Helbiz focuses on micro-mobility, and together, the two companies are partnering up to create a safe and sustainable recycling solution for end-of-life lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters […]

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Tesla & BHP Form An Alliance To Promote Sustainability In The Mining & Resources Sector

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:55 +0000

BHP announced that it and Tesla have announced a nickel supply agreement and that it will supply Tesla with nickel from its Nickel West asset in Western Australia. The company stated that this is one of the most sustainable and lowest carbon emission nickel producers in the world. Financial Times noted that this would secure […]

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