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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:02 pm

Via IEVS:
In Attempt To Boost Sales, Tesla Offers Up To $30,000 Discount On Inventory S/X, 0.99% APR
http://insideevs.com/in-attempt-to-boos ... -0-99-apr/

Tesla is attempting to boost end-of-quarter sales with such deals as $30,000 off select inventory vehicles and 0.99% APR.
In typical Tesla fashion, the automaker is attempting a last-minute push to get sales on target for Q3 2017.

This time around, Tesla is offering some very enticing deals, which leads us to believe one of two things:

that the Model 3 is indeed maybe cutting into Model S/X sales in the United States, or, at the very least that production of the 3 has made it more difficult for Tesla to deliver custom order Model S/X cars in this quarter before September 30th.

Since most Model 3 orders won’t be delivered anytime soon and especially not by the end of the quarter, Tesla is likely feeling the heat of expectations as the quarter comes to a close (end of September).

The automaker is stepping up its incentives to buy certain models with deals we’ve never seen before. AmpedRealtor posted this email outlining the deals from a Tesla sales associate over on the Tesla Motors Club Forum:

"Hi [AmpedRealtor],

I hope this email finds you well.

I’m reaching out because we just announced an incentive on Model S and Model X P100D that I thought you may be interested in.

We are offering showroom incentives up to $30,000 off the original configuration price. This means you can lease Model S P100D for $1,500/month and Model X P100D for $1,600/month with 10,000 miles per year. Alternatively we are offering .99% APR financing or a cash purchase with the discount. These incentives are available for deliveries by September 30th 2017.

Lastly, we’ve reintroduced the Tesla Referral Program. You will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase of either a new Model S or Model X and Free Unlimited Supercharging. <snip>"

The up to $30,000 deal applies only to inventory Teslas (maybe only demo cars) and only the highest end versions, those being the Model S P100D and Model X P100D. We should point out that the wording specifically says “up to” $30,000 off. We assume the max discount would only apply to demo cars with higher mileage (a few thousand miles or so). . . .
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:38 pm

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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:31 pm

Via ABG:
Tesla extends the range of cars to help owners escape Irma
https://www.autoblog.com/2017/09/09/tes ... cane-irma/

Free OTA update applies to "60 kWh" Model S/X that are really "75s". Temporary only and the SC network in Florida is still functioning, but a terrific move from the PR standpoint. Now that's how you build customer loyalty and get lots of positive word of mouth advertising, even if relatively few need it.
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:06 pm

GRA wrote:Via ABG:
Tesla extends the range of cars to help owners escape Irma
https://www.autoblog.com/2017/09/09/tes ... cane-irma/

Free OTA update applies to "60 kWh" Model S/X that are really "75s". Temporary only and the SC network in Florida is still functioning, but a terrific move from the PR standpoint. Now that's how you build customer loyalty and get lots of positive word of mouth advertising, even if relatively few need it.


this is awesome!
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 pm

Via Bloomberg:
NTSB Staff to Say Tesla Autopilot Should Share Blame for 2016 Crash
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... 2016-crash

The investigative staff of U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, in its first probe of the wave of autonomous driving systems being introduced by carmakers, has recommended that Tesla’s Autopilot system be declared a contributing factor in the crash because it allowed the driver to go for long periods without steering or apparently even looking at the road, according to a person briefed on the findings. . . .

The NTSB is meeting Tuesday to issue its final findings on the crash and the conclusions are subject to revision by its board members. The staff has recommended a finding that Tesla’s automation allowed Joshua Brown to effectively let the car drive itself even though the manufacturer had warned customers they weren’t allowed to do so, the person said. . . .

A class-action suit was filed against Tesla in April alleging that the Autopilot software is “dangerously defective” when engaged. The cars sometimes veer out of lanes, jam on the brakes for no reason or fail to stop when approaching other vehicles, the suit filed in California claimed.

Tesla responded that it never claimed its vehicles are equipped with “full self-driving capability," said the suit misrepresented facts and called the action “a disingenuous attempt to secure attorney’s fees.”

I will provide a link to the NTSB findings tomorrow if no one else does first.

In related news. via ABG:
Family of Tesla driver killed in 'Autopilot' crash does not blame car
https://www.autoblog.com/2017/09/11/tes ... blame-car/

WASHINGTON —The family of the driver of a Tesla Model S who was killed in a May 2016 crash while using the car's semi-autonomous driving system said on Monday the car was not to blame for the crash.

The statement from the family of Joshua Brown, released by a law firm, comes a day before the National Transportation Safety Board is set to hold a hearing in Washington and vote on the probable cause of the crash.

"We heard numerous times that the car killed our son. That is simply not the case," said the statement from the family, breaking its silence on the crash. "There was a small window of time when neither Joshua nor the Tesla features noticed the truck making the left-hand turn in front of the car."

"People die every day in car accidents," the statement said. "Change always comes with risks, and zero tolerance for deaths would totally stop innovation and improvements."

A spokeswoman for Tesla and a lawyer for the family, Jack Landskroner, have declined to say if the automaker has reached a legal settlement with the Brown family. . . .

I think we can guess the answer to that question.
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Re: TSLA corporate outlook

Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:15 pm

NTSB press release can be found here:https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/PR20170912.aspx

The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s inattention due to overreliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal May 7, 2016, crash near Williston, Florida.

The NTSB also determined the operational design of the Tesla’s vehicle automation permitted the car driver’s overreliance on the automation, noting its design allowed prolonged disengagement from the driving task and enabled the driver to use it in ways inconsistent with manufacturer guidance and warnings.

As a result of its investigation the NTSB issued seven new safety recommendations and reiterated two previously issued safety recommendations. . . .

Pretty much as expected. I've posted more extended excerpts in the "Tesla's Autopilot, on the Road" topic: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22213&p=505044#p505044

Reuters article, quoting the closing statement of the head of the NTSB:
“System safeguards were lacking,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said. “Tesla allowed the driver to use the system outside of the environment for which it was designed and the system gave far too much leeway to the driver to divert his attention. The result was a collision that should not have happened. System safeguards were lacking.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesl ... SKCN1BN1QP
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