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Carmageddon For Tesla

Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com, This is where Hype Goes to Die… Yesterday was the monthly moment of truth for automakers in the US. They reported the number of new vehicles that their dealers delivered to their customers and that the automakers delivered directly to large fleet customers. These are unit sales, not dollar […]


Build Fast, Fix Later: Tesla Employees Say 90% Of Model S/X Cars Fail Quality Checks After Assembly

Last month we highlighted a report from Automotive News which suggested that Tesla’s Model 3 production misses might have been the result of a rather basic and embarrassing problem…the company hadn’t yet figured out how to weld.  As automotive manufacturing consultant Michael Tracy of Agile Group pointed out, the clues of Tesla’s steel problems came […]


There Is Just One Thing Preventing Elon Musk’s Vision From Coming True: The Laws Of Physics

When Elon Musk stepped on stage at Tesla’s product-launch event earlier this month, he knew the market’s confidence in Tesla’s brand had sunk to an all-time low since he took over the company a decade ago. So, he resorted to a tactic that should be familiar to anybody who has been following the company: Shock […]


Morgan Stanley: Tesla Will Surge To $400 Before Crashing To $200

When it comes to Wall Street cheerleaders, Tesla has few closer friends than Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas (current price target of $379). To be sure, the relationship cuts both ways, with Jonas relentless enthusiasm ‘for the EV maker granting Morgan Stanley a reserved spot for any future debt, convert and equity underwriting, as well as […]


Musk Fires Back: Blasts “Hotbed Of MISinformation” In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A couple of days ago we noted a lawsuit filed against Tesla in the Superior Court in Alameda County which, among other things, alleged that his Fremont manufacturing facility was a “hotbed for racist behavior” in which employees and supervisors “regularly use the ‘N word.’” Bloomberg summarized the case as follows: Tesla Inc.’s production floor […]


Jim Chanos Adds To Tesla Short, Sees Musk Stepping Down

The ongoing vendetta between the scourge of Enron, Jim Chanos, and Elon Musk escalated when the Kynikos Associates founder said he has been adding to his Tesla short position throughout the year even as the company’s shares soared to record highs. Speaking at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit, Chanos – who first disclosed […]


“Hotbed For Racist Behavior”: 100 Tesla Employees File Lawsuit Alleging “Severe And Pervasive Harassment”

Poor Elon Musk just can’t catch a break.  After admitting that Tesla hasn’t yet figured out how to weld (a fairly critical task for auto OEMs), blowing through Model 3 production deadlines (which probably had something to do with rumors that ‘the most advanced auto OEM in the world” was making components by hand), and […]


Tesla Bonds Tumble To Record Low As Trump Tax Plan Kills EV Credits

Elon Musk has a problem… well a few problems, actually. Production on its messianic Model 3 is worse than terrible… Electrek.com reports that as Tesla CEO Elon Musk made clear during the company’s conference call with financial analysts last week, Model 3 production is still very much in “production hell” – so much so that […]


Tesla’s Having The Worst Day Ever As GOP Tax Plan Calls For Axing Electric Car Credit

Tesla may be officially having the worst day ever.  One day after announcing its worst quarter in history, in which it burned a record $1.4 billion in cash (which is about $15.5 million every single day, btw)… …a couple of GOP Representatives had to come along and propose a tax bill that would eliminate a […]


Goldman Throws Up On Tesla Earnings: Reiterates Sell, Cuts Price Target To 36% As Stock Tumbles

One day after Tesla announced its worst quarter in history, in which it burned a record $1.4 billion in cash… … Goldman has guaranteed it will not be an underwriter on the next Tesla stock offering – which at the current cash burn will take place in less than 2 quarter – by reiterating its […]


Tesla Burns A Record $16 Million Per Day, Delays Model 3 Delivery: Stock Tumbles

One month after Tesla surprised markets with an unexpectedly low production output of its much anticipated Model 3, delivering just 260 cars far below the 1,500 expected, which according to a follow up report from the WSJ was due to parts of the car actually being made by hand, investors were fearfully looking forward to […]


When Will The Tesla Stock-Promote Finally Fail???

Via AdventuresInCapitalism.com, The history of industry leading consumer tech products has not been kind to investors who overstay their welcome. You need look no further than all the hundreds of notable recent failures, to realize that these companies almost always flame out. The list below (in no particular order) is a nice trip down memory […]


Tesla Cuts Model 3 Orders From Core Supplier By 40%

Just days after the Shanghai government was stunned to read in the WSJ that it had granted Tesla permission to open a new gigafactory in its free-trade zone (turns out the two are only in the negotiations stage), according to Taiwanese media reports one of Tesla’s largest suppliers in the country has been instructed to […]


Tesla Starts A Whole New Round Of Mass Firings, This Time At SolarCity

Poor Elon Musk really, really can’t catch a break.  Just over the past couple of weeks he’s been forced to push back his Model 3 delivery schedule due to some “production hell” issues (like not knowing how to weld…a fairly critical component of auto manufacturing), got one-upped by Daimler who beat him to the punch […]


Amid Management Exodus, Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Workers

One month after Tesla lost its head of business development who wished to “spend more time with his family”, and just weeks after the EV company’s veteran battery technology director also unexpectedly quit amid a growing senior management exodus (full list at the bottom of this article), Tesla decided to even out the ranks on […]