Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay

06 January, 2018, 01:47 | Author: Yolanda Murray
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Model 3s are finally getting delivered to non-employees - we got ours last week - which means an end to the NDAs and no-reselling agreements Tesla made employees agree to in order to get priority delivery of the vehicle. Musk has long said that production of new Tesla cars occurs like an "S-curve", where initial manufacturing is low and slow; when an inflection point is reached, the production speeds up dramatically.

Tesla shares were down 3 percent Thursday morning.

It's a simplified version of what Tesla auto owners get in-vehicle, but it's plenty useful for either giving a broad tea of what taking a road trip in one of Tesla's electric vehicles would look like in practical terms, and it's also a good way to get an understanding of what Tesla's expansion of its Destination Charger and Supercharger network means for potential vehicle ownership.

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Tesla's slower-than-expected Model 3 production rate has fanned worries about Tesla's cash flow and capital expenditures - major ongoing concerns for investors.

A Tesla Model S auto is seen in a showroom in Santa Monica, California, US, January 4, 2018.

The prices we've seen range from a premium $196/day here in Orange County CA where Teslas are quite popular, to a silly $990/day in the SF Bay Area where Teslas are even more popular. He projects the company will burn through US$4.2 billion this year and assumes the company will raise US$2.5 billion through an equity offering, likely during the third quarter. The company announced the acquisition of Perbix, a closely held maker of automated machines used for manufacturing, back in November, a week after Musk cited challenges with automating Model 3 production. "We have them hovering about $1 billion in cash". And factoring the Model 3 out of the equation, Tesla notes that Model S and Model X deliveries alone grew by 33%.

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In a release on Wednesday afternoon, the company run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said it plans to hit a milestone of making 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of the second quarter of this year. "The company has now said it is focused on quality versus volume, which is the right focus".

Analysts said on Thursday they continue to believe that sales of the Model 3 sedan could transform the niche automaker into a mass producer, giving it an edge over a host of rivals such as General Motors and BMW who are entering the nascent electric auto market. Cowen's Osborne wrote in a report to clients Wednesday that the carmaker may need to raise more capital again in the next three to six months.

Still, it was able to complete the cross-country journey in just 50 hours, using $100 to charge their Model 3 in that time.

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Amid the cold conditions, Wasula said people should make an effort to "not stay out too long" but be prepared if getting out. Feel like temps once again dip into the negatives Monday night as actual lows plunge into the single digits.

For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed electric vehicle maker rose 45.70% following a 10.97% slump in 2016.

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