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I Think People Are Misunderstanding Why Tesla [TSLA] Is Valued So Highly

I love looking at auto sales charts — and creating them — and we do so somewhat obsessively as it concerns electric vehicles and Tesla. From a static point of view today, looking at Tesla’s global sales versus the global sales of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz (let along Volkswagen Group or Toyota) and then looking at Tesla’s [TSLA] market cap compared to those companies can leave you scratching your head

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Tesla Model Y Delivery Rumors

There’s been some chatter on the interwebs that some Model Y reservation owners have received calls confirming their Model Y orders and telling them where their deliveries will occur. One person claims that the Tesla staff member who talked to him or her

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Tesla & Robotaxi Economics: The Network That Optimizes The Machine

There is a long-standing argument about whether Tesla is a car company or a tech company. This argument is typically made in the context of how Wall Street should value the company. If Tesla is just a new kind of carmaker, it should be valued at something significantly less than its annual revenue — maybe 25% to 50%, like Ford and GM. Alternatively, if Tesla is a tech company, then it could be valued significantly higher. Google, for example, is trading at about 6 times its revenues today, Facebook at 8, Microsoft at 9, and Salesforce at 10 times. Tesla trades at around 3 times its revenues with some profits, while Uber and Lyft trade around 4 times revenues and have never been profitable

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Watch Videos Of Tesla Model 3 Being Made Inside The Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla has just released short videos from inside the Shanghai Gigafactory showing many steps of the production line and manufacturing processes of the Tesla Model 3. Let’s take a look

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Tesla Sales Grew 47× In 7 Years

Comparing Tesla’s Q4 2012 sales (deliveries, not orders) to Tesla’s Q4 2019 sales, we can see that Tesla vehicle sales grew 47× in 7 years. Anyone going along with Elon Musk’s forecast of such growth back in 2012 or subsequent years (even up through 2018 and a large portion of 2019) was frequently seen as unrealistically optimistic or “biased.”

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Tesla Cybertruck vs. Garage … Dutch EV Sales Explosion … 2012 Model S Still Beats New Non-Tesla EVs — Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of December

The Tesla Cybertruck may be “old news” by now (ah, the not-so-endearing ADD of the internet), but a piece of ours explaining why it doesn’t really need a garage was still king of the hill last month. Tesla took silver too, with a story explaining that the 2012 Tesla Model S still has superior specs to new 2020 EV entrants from other companies than Tesla. In third was a piece on world-leading research from our friend Mark Z. Jacobson and several colleagues on how the world could be a galaxy-leading 100% renewable energy planet!

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Did Tesla Reach Its Guidance Of More Than 360,000 Vehicles Delivered In 2019?

Every quarter, there are a couple of days of suspense waiting for the Tesla production and delivery numbers. They have in most quarters no importance whatsoever. Not reaching the guidance by even 0.1% is considered a deadly sin on Wall Street, though

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Top 10 Tesla Moments of 2019

Tesla Top 10 2019Eli Burton, the creator of The Adventures of Starman, gives us his version of 2019’s top 10 Tesla moments

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EU Regulations Make Tesla Smart Summon “Nearly Useless”

EU regulations are making Tesla’s Smart Summon nearly useless, for the time being. Stéphane Rodrigues shares a tweet with us in which he tests Smart Summon in Europe. He says in the tweet that it’s nearly useless, but it’s encouraging

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Longtime Toyota Truck Owner & Fan Orders Tesla Cybertruck — CleanTechnica Interview

The YouTube channel Design, Prototype, Test is run by a guy named Mathew who lives in the Portland area. He has an academic and professional background in architecture, digital design, and industrial design. Mathew also is a longtime Toyota truck owner and fan, but he recently ordered a Tesla Cybertruck

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