Electrek wrote:In an attempt to bring back some of that automation, Musk said today that a hackathon is currently underway with the goal to “fix the 2 worst robot production chokepoints.”A hackathon is a sprint event where programmers are invited to compete in fixing a problem or creating a product in a short period of time with prize money for the highest performing participants.Fair criticism, but we’re fixing it fast. Hackathon going on right now to fix 2 worst robot production chokepoints. Looks promising.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2018
The news of Tesla’s holding a hackathon is especially interesting in the context that Musk has been claiming for a while that manufacturing is mostly a software problem right now.
lpickup wrote:GRA wrote:They've begun delivering Model 3s to Canada, so no need to hold back production to stay under 200k for Q2 - they can control that through deliveries.
I think the question is whether there is enough demand in Canada for RWD vehicles to give them a big enough relief valve to Canada. It appears the deferral rate for AWD is pretty high in Canada (understandably so).
lorenfb wrote:WetEV wrote:lorenfb wrote:But some claim that Tesla is now even profitable selling the M3 at $35K.
Not enough public information to support that claim. Especially as T esla isn't selling the Model 3 SR yet.
Agreed, naivete on the part of some. But based on past Tesla GAAP financial reports over 5+ years one can conclude:
1. During the production & sales of the MS and during the product development of the MX, Tesla was not profitable.
2. During the production & sales of the MS & MX and during the product development of the M3, Tesla was not profitable.
3. During the production & sales of the MS & MX & M3 to ending YTD Q1 2018, Tesla has not been profitable.
Given the above historical record, one would most likely question the likelihood of Tesla's future profitability even if Tesla
only delivered M3s at ASPs greater than $50K. Furthermore, as the M3 cannibalizes MS sales, a GAAP profitable Tesla
will become even less likely. But then again, to some, Tesla doesn't ever need to be profitable, i.e. it's all about growth
as many shareholders seem to believe, right?
GRA wrote:With AWD available to order this week, that doesn't appear to be a major problem (depending on the lead time).
edatoakrun wrote:...in your imagination.EVDRIVER wrote:Dinosaurs- People seem to be lining up for them.
Model S sales peaked in Q 4 2015:
But I expect the S and X will appear really old to buyers, once they can test drive more advanced large BEVs from multiple competitors, due to be on the market within the year.
Nissan LEAF sales peaked in March 2018, with 11,105 vehicles sold worldwide.jlv wrote:LEAF sales peaked in Aug 2014, ...