The Starlink license agreement could be hugely impactful to civilization. Consider the possibilities. If SpaceX decides to distribute satellites at a complete loss and privileges selected few with the dishes themselves it can remove the right to exclusivity. This would open access to the receiver to anybody who is within range of the receiver who […]
LG Chem, CATL and Panasonic make batteries for Tesla. On battery day Elon and Drew pointed out many cost reductions with regards to cell production cost. They spoke about bringing down their dollar cost average. But these other manufacturers are not selling Tesla cells at cost. There is a margin on top. Tesla would be […]
No they don’t. Where did this argument come from? Well, you have to look at the company’s balance sheet. Then you have to explicitly ignore the line item “Automotive gross margin”. Gross margin is a company’s net sales revenue minus its cost of goods sold (COGS). In other words, it is the sales revenue a company […]
Motor Mouth: Tesla’s real business model needs a reality check David Booth is a nincompoop. He attempts to spread fear and uncertainty with unsubstantiated claims. He neglects to do simple math and makes worst case assumptions at every turn. First David, to answer your question “did we ever see that $35,000 Tesla Model 3 we […]
It's not an accident that Elon, Zuck, Bezos, Gates, Sergi, Larry Page & Elison are all developers. When a Dev runs the co. they tend to have a great handle on where things are, and when things can be achieved. The further away you move from that, the more *hope* plays a factor. — DevElevation […]
Concerned by Elon’s statements that batteries will take 2 years to see good ramp? Don’t be. If batteries were in final stages of optimization, then Tesla still wouldn’t be able to drop them in to all the Gigafactories. The original thought behind Gigafactory 1 Nevada was to make it enormous to produce more batteries than […]
54% Range Increase 56% $ / KWH Reduction 69% Reduction in Investment / GWH Well done Tesla. Well done.