Elon Musk updates: Tesla - Cybertruck - SpaceX - Starlink - Neuralink - Boring Company

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I seen the starlink satellite train cross the sky on a clear night last week.
 
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BigBone

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What did I just hear? You CHB crowd deserve a taste on Musk's self-written and performed song that's much worse than his dancing skills.



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They keyword for Tesla's $650 / $117B success is efficiency. Sure cars go fast, long, safe, cheap with future-proof tech, but Musk considers its Gigafactories, the machines building machines, and battery / drive train tech the real product, as like SpaceX, they are built for evolving efficiently. See the Tesla Fremont factory below on the left, bought from General Motors years back: buildings and assembly lines all over the place, crossing paths like your drunk Snake game on your old Nokia, don't deny it. Internal combustion engine cars need several complicated factories to assemble a single car out of thousands of parts and its inefficient and environmentally bad.



Then see the first purpose-built Tesla car factory, Giga Shanghai on the right where you load parts on the left, they do a U-turn and come out assembled & delivery ready on top. Tesla almost went bankrupt simplifying Tesla 3 manufacturing but it got so good so fast, Model Y is coming out under a year from announcement, and Giga Shanghai was producing cars in 10 months after place was a pile of mud. With battery facility ready to add to the above picture and perhaps drive-trains later too, Gigafactories and incredibly efficient Lego bricks you can scale easy.



Efficiency is not done: Modey Y is introducing a new cast machine turning 70 auto parts into 1, cutting hundreds of meters of electric cables which means lower costs, faster assembly, less parts that can go wrong = cheaper upkeep and less environmental footprint. And Cybertruck exists because of efficiency: the Space-tech 30X cold roll stainless steel exoskeleton can be constructed much faster and cheaper in that angular way compared to stamp pressing and assembly plus paint, while adding more loading and towing capacity and still having top drag co-efficient and range. Engineers around the world think design is so effective it's easy to turn into a small truck, a minibus or any sort of purpose-built vehicle.



Elon envisions 1000 Gigafactories over time, and with efficiencies, advanced battery and self-driving tech and simple patented designs Tesla could licence it all for good money, and pocket billions without having to invest. ICE manufacturers do it so much more complicated and time-consuming, they are better of licencing everything and rumor has Fiat is interested. Tesla also has VW's eyes on it. I couldn't care less about a billionaire becoming more rich, but in this century of environmental crisis his car and space philosophy based on elimination and efficiency seems sustainable: best process is no process, best part is no part, if something takes too long it's flawed and time to move on. Our industries are stuck in 19th century foundations and we only survive if we change ways dynamically.
 

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I want a self driving car
Hoppin' in your FSD car that takes u to work then earns money as robotaxi while u at office is years away and don't trust Elon if he says something otherwise. Companies like Waymo are ahead in FSD tho only following pre-mapped routes and their tech is big, ugly and expensive addition to cars, so its not for civil use



Reason your own car (say a Tesla) won't drive you around soon is traffic laws and regulations prohibiting it. So even tho each Tesla is sold with FSD hardware, they are only allowed to park out and get to your location, and drive on highways and freeways with your full attention. It can get you to places with many miles without interaction, changing lanes, highways and speeds based on input and traffic, but that's not as complicated as driving in cities. We're at this right now:



Tesla's key weapon here is each car still recording and training its neural / AI chips with billions of miles of data each year. It became quite professional mapping surroundings via cameras, radars and sonars, so it's getting better and more efficient, yet quite away from threshold where it's like 10 times more reliable than a human. Here's what the FSD HW sees:

 
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Um... huh?

Tesla stock just gained 20% overnight hitting ludicrous speed to $780/share. That's just crazy with no apparent reason. Stock started the year at 430 and was below 200 9 months ago. First quarter results with virus affecting production will surely hit the stock hard... still... that's just crazy.
 
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Um... huh?

Tesla stock just gained 20% overnight hitting ludicrous speed to $780/share. That's just crazy with no apparent reason. Stock started the year at 430 and was below 200 9 months ago. First quarter results with virus affecting production will surely hit the stock hard... still... that's just crazy.
He’s a billionaire and you’re just a jealous soul less individual.

He’s great for humanity.
 
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BigBone

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So Panasonic has just posted its first quarterly profit on its battery business with Tesla, and the market responded positively. Battery is the name of the EV game: Tesla is beating competition in design, specs and most importantly: efficiency, with Panasonic manufacturing their battery tech.

While some experts said that business is about to come to a rocky end, Panasonic remains Tesla's chief battery manufacturer, it's just likely that Tesla will use advanced Maxwell tech to make things even more efficient. Also, CATL will supply Giga Shanghai with batteries for locally made Model 3s and eventually Ys. Whoever controls battery tech & supplies controls transition from ICE to EV, and the market thinks Tesla is the $140 billion kingpin of the future.
 
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Um... huh?

Tesla stock just gained 20% overnight hitting ludicrous speed to $780/share. That's just crazy with no apparent reason. Stock started the year at 430 and was below 200 9 months ago. First quarter results with virus affecting production will surely hit the stock hard... still... that's just crazy.
Some guy raised his price target and everyone overreacted.
 

BigBone

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Some guy raised his price target and everyone overreacted.
Those positive and negative predictions fly every day tho, without adding 25 billion to market cap. Yesterday was more likely a combination on positive battery news, stock growth trends, healthy new price targets and shorts looking to set up a massive drop. Which is quite likely at these insane numbers, $400 price seems more in-line for a sustainable average, at least two slow quarters are coming without coronavirus & China losses accounted for.

But the street I think started to treat Tesla as the Silicon Valley company it says it is, and expect to follow the Amazon route, which kept exploding and remained at the stratosphere.



Edit: stock stormed over $900 moments ago.
 
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And that closes a day where Tesla blasted to $962 at one point before closing at 887 & $160 Bil market cap. Crazy business! HyperChange guy, a young Tesla investor that "gets it" according to Musk just repeated what I borrowed from the fella yesterday: looks like financial advisers and WS is starting to treat Tesla like a tech company that's potential is in innovation, processes, manufacturing, patents, tech and non-stop efficiency. Plus they make autos.



Also this week: SpaceX headed to FCC to get radio licence for a Starship 20 km test launch and landing between March and September 2020. With tank tests mostly hitting milestones, SpaceX will risk a giant explosion in hope of a sub-orbital test flight. In the thin chance it works out, they might go orbital next. Besides busy work at Boca Chica, SpaceX is also re-opening its Port of LA site probably manufacture smaller parts. Things should speed up rapidly from here, until first setback, then reevaluate, rebuild and retest, much like early Falcon days.




 
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Congrats to those who bought low but Tesla shares go up down like a whore's drawers. That 'investor' sitting in his bedsit doing his conkers on Tesla shares will be out on skid row with all the crackheads soon enough.
 
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Congrats to those who bought low but Tesla shares go up down like a whore's drawers. That 'investor' sitting in his bedsit doing his conkers on Tesla shares will be out on skid row with all the crackheads soon enough.
I’m telling my friends to sell. The dumbasses won’t do it. Then again, I passed on buying last summer.
 
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This bull run has been crazy as shit. The $110 drop before close today is something you just don't see. Even options prices are insane for Tesla.
 

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I’m telling my friends to sell. The dumbasses won’t do it. Then again, I passed on buying last summer.
Not a bad time to sell especially if they've already tripled investment, and some point you should cash out, and coronavirus will likely play big tricks on all kinds of stock worldwide. On the other hand, despite Tesla being the most shorted US stock (shorters losing excess of $10 billion), it has incredibly loyal shareholders who will not buck and trust the company to follow Apple/Amazon/Google track & become a trillion dollar company. That's still more pipe dream than reality, but quarters and production are improving, and with the likes of UK announcing ban of fossil fuel vehicles by 2035 - hybrids included - Tesla's battery and drive train edge is ever more evident.

Hardly any rival EV can match Tesla range and efficiency, and most large battery vehicles actually lose money for big car makers due to many inefficiencies, and that's why they are trying to make EVs look as undesirable as possible. BMW-Daimler-Ford-VW-Audi-Porche owned Ionity charging stations just raised kWh prices 500% to deal with mentioned losses, almost matching gasoline prices, charging 3x times Tesla Supercharger and home charging prices. I mean they can happily go fuck themselves backdoor all they want, but this strategy is a death wish, they just don't know about it yet. Hence many classic ICE investors now turning to Tesla, as they see far better sustainability. If they survive the virus (very tough Chinese quarters ahead, interest was super high before virus completely took over headlines), its position will be very strong, especially with April battery day good rumors.