Low and behold, one of the loudest voices out there that was "focused on Elon Musk’s eccentric, outlandish and at times offensive behavior" is now stating that the "media" "has failed to notice the legitimate disruption of the auto industry that is currently being dominated by Tesla,”
It would have been a lot more honest if he had simply said "I missed it as I was focused on the wrong thing".
Most likely threatened with a lawsuit as were those posting short selling recommendations via Seeking Alpha.
Great isn't it, when corporations, e.g. Elon/Tesla, attempt to affect the efficiency of the financial markets by
promoting the elimination of short selling, e.g. used in many cases to hedge/protect a financial position?
the legitimate disruption of the auto industry
Total U.S. 2017 auto sales - 17M units
Tesla 2018 guidance - MS/MX < 150K
Tesla 2018 guidance - M3 << 200K
Total optimistic potential for 2018 < 350K
Tesla's SAM (served available market) for 2018 as a percent of TAM - .35 / 17 = 2 % (assumes 2018 U.S. TAM flat)
A real disruption, right?