Tesla Overview Updated May 24, 2019

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Tesla is a transportation and energy company. It sells vehicles under its ‘Tesla Motors’ division and stationary battery packs for home, commercial and utility-scale projects under its ‘Tesla Energy’ division.

The firm acquired its sister-company, solar installer SolarCity, in 2016. It is now part of its energy division.

The company is led by Elon Musk, who currently hold the roles of CEO, Co-founder, Chairman, and Product Architect.

Tesla Stories Yesterday

Tesla is updating some of its Supercharger stations today to limit the top State of Charge (SOC) to 80% at busy stations in order to reduce wait times. expand full story

Tesla’s electric vehicle lead is worrisome to some competitors and laughable to others, but BMW shareholders are now putting some pressure on the automaker. expand full story

[Ed: Contributor Charles Benoit is a DC trade regulation lawyer and EV enthusiast] 

Tesla warned in a filing this week with the DC Public Service Commission that its customers could be excluded from reduced cost charging in the District of Columbia. This is because Pepco, an Exelon company and the electric utility in DC, proposed to the Commission on May 13 that “any public electric vehicle charging station for which Pepco provides make-ready infrastructure must permit readily accessible charging by a broad range of EVs”. This would mean Tesla Superchargers would be ineligible for the wholesale electric rate that would be available to other private operators like Chargepoint & EVgo.

Is that fair? expand full story

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently launched a new ‘hardcore’ cost-cutting effort to bring the automaker back to profitability and we are starting to learn more about what the plan actually consists of – hint: no more toilet paper. expand full story

Tesla Stories May 23

Despite a tough first quarter this year, Tesla is dominating other premium automakers in California and helping to push the electric vehicle market share past 5% of the market for the first time. expand full story

We’re getting our first look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai as the building is progressing rapidly ahead of production. expand full story

According to an email sent by CEO Elon Musk to employees last night, Tesla is on pace for a new record quarter for deliveries – beating the last record achieved at the end of last year. expand full story

TSLA stock is down again market trading this morning with the market.  We’re wrapping up the morning stock price news with another bull analyst turning bearish on delivery numbers, China tariff risk and trade war backlash and a floor number.

Update: And there’s the delivery numbers email. 

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Tesla Stories May 22

In an attempt to be the first to deploy a truly fully autonomous driving system later this year, Tesla is collecting corner cases that its vehicles encounter on the road with its Autopilot system.

We now get an interesting example with a visualization of how Autopilot interprets and reacts to a goose crossing the road. expand full story

Tesla’s latest Autopilot feature, Navigate on Autopilot, has been trashed in a review by Consumer Reports who said the system is “less competent than a human driver”, makes “poor decisions”, and creates “potential safety risks.” expand full story

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