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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EV Transmissions Are Awesome!

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:20:31 +0000

Just over two years ago, I wrote an article discussing upcoming EV transmissions. Since then, we’ve seen a number of EVs and plugin hybrids that use a transmission, and the advantages that were mathematically predictable (as well as known from the DIY EV scene that predated mass EV production) became a reality. Last month I […]

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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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Tesla Tells Us How Opening Up Superchargers To All Brands Will Work

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:30:50 +0000

In the recent Tesla earnings call for the second quarter, we got a lot more information from Tesla about its plans to allow other EVs to charge at Tesla’s Superchargers. Let’s look at the relevant section of video and then discuss this further. The question that prompted this: “Elon has said that Tesla will be […]

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Elon Musk Goes “Evil Captain Kirk” On The Stonk Nerds

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:00:37 +0000

In Tesla’s second quarter 2021 earnings call, a fan asked him if he could do interviews for some YouTube channels, naming two channels known more for a financial focus than for their technology coverage. In response, he was very diplomatic, but didn’t like what they were asking for. In some ways, it was reminiscent of […]

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Country Trekking In A Tesla Model 3 In 3rd World Australia

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:42:35 +0000

After waiting for over 3 years (order placed April 2016), we had just picked up our brand new Tesla Model 3 SR+ (September 2019) from the Brisbane showroom and we were off for a road trip. My good friend Pete was throwing a bash for his 70th birthday and wanted us to come. Slight problem […]

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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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Tesla’s $11.958 Billion In Revenue Is Accelerating Our Transition To Sustainability

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:31:34 +0000

Tesla just released its financial report for Q2 2021 and the numbers are larger than anticipated — proving that it has what it takes to help accelerate society to energy sustainability — Tesla’s mission. We knew its second quarter was going to be pretty impressive, since it sold out of vehicles early in the quarter. […]

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Watch & Listen To Tesla Shareholder Conference Call Live Here

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:17:32 +0000

As always, we are putting together a thorough livestream video for the second quarter (Q2) Tesla shareholder call later today. You can find it embedded YouTube video below (or click here) and set a reminder to watch it at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT/11:30pm CET later today when it goes live. Aside from including the audio on […]

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Hot Rods & Classic Cars Meetup — Or, “I’m A Lonely Little Onion In A Petunia Patch”

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:40:20 +0000

Tess went for a visit to a Classic Car and Hot Rod meetup this morning. I was a little wary about how she would be received, but I know the organisers and they assured me she would be welcome. In a field of muscle cars, Harley-Davidson bikes, and hot rods, she stood out like an […]

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