Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Has Nothing the Auto Industry Cannot Replicate at Will

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Has Nothing the Auto Industry Cannot Replicate at Will

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Has Nothing the Auto Industry Cannot Replicate at Will $TSLA, $F, $FCAU, $GM, $VLKAY Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) announced at the weekend that its platform is set to manufacture 50-M pure EVs, and it has acquired the batteries for that vehicle production output. Ok, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has mastered making EVs cars, but its technology is […]

Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Employee Charged with Embezzling $9.3-M from the Company

Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Employee Charged with Embezzling $9.3-M from the Company

Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Employee Charged with Embezzling $9.3-M from the Company $TSLA, $VLKAY A former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) employee was charged by a federal grand jury today of embezzling roughly $9.3-M from Elon Musk’s electric car company over the course of 2 years. The indictment comes as the result of an FBI inquiry. The employee Salil […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out” $TSLA There is no evidence that Y 2018 production has sold out. Norway registrations continue to deteriorate. LIBOR rates are rising again in Q-4. Tesla is a Trap! It has been almost weeks since Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) reported its Q-3 earnings, sending the […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Earnings Follow Up Scrutiny

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Earnings Follow Up Scrutiny

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Earnings Follow Up Scrutiny $TSLA The Zombie Element (ZEV Credits) undermines Tesla’s Earnings Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) beat The Street expectations for Q-3, posting a significant profit on revenue of nearly $7-B. Recall Tesla’s only other profitable Quarter, that being Q-3 of Y 2016, analysts focused on something outside the business of selling all […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet $TSLA Following Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Elon Musk has been Wild, that will not change in the foreseeable future. Last week stronger-than-expected Q-3 results relieved some of the pressure on the company and its deposed Chairman, Elon Musk, after a turbulent several months. In early August Mr. Musk smothered […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S Luxury Sedan Lost its “Recommended” Rating + Earnings FLASH

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S Luxury Sedan Lost its “Recommended” Rating + Earnings FLASH

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S Luxury Sedan Lost its “Recommended” Rating + Earnings FLASH $TSLA The M-3 sedan, seen as Key to Tesla’s profitability, debuted in CR’s with “Average” reliability. M-X SUV is rated “Much Worse Than Average” The M-S luxury sedan dropped to “Below Average” from “Above Average” and is not recommended. Tesla actually made money last […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Lesson in Why Not to Buy the Hype

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Lesson in Why Not to Buy the Hype

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Lesson in Why Not to Buy the Hype $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) said late Monday evening that it expects to report Q-3 earnings after the closing bell Wednesday. Tesla stock was down 0.3% in after hours trading. The company will host a conference call at 5:30p EDT to discuss the Quarter and outlook. […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Under Attack, No Market Support

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Under Attack, No Market Support

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Under Attack, No Market Support $TSLA Investors continue to punish Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) even as its M3 is becoming 1 of the best-selling sedans in America. The company managed to deliver on its Q-3 projections for the EV, and leading JPMorgan to boost its estimates. Monday, Tesla’s stock closed at its lowest mark since March 2017, hacking more […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) VP of Global Supply Management Ankles the Ailing EV Maker

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) VP of Global Supply Management Ankles the Ailing EV Maker

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) VP of Global Supply Management Ankles the Ailing EV Maker $TSLA Liam O’Connor is another 1 of a of Tesla execs to exit due to current DOJ (criminal) and SEC investigative climate. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is losing yet another executive in a string of departures going back months. This time, according to a report Thursday, […]

Volkswagen’s (OTCMKT:VLKAY) MEB EV Platform Unveiled

Volkswagen’s (OTCMKT:VLKAY) MEB EV Platform Unveiled

Volkswagen’s (OTCMKT:VLKAY) MEB EV Platform Unveiled $VLKAY Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) has unveiled its Electric for All initiative, which will set out to introduce EVs over the better part of the next 10 yrs at what the automaker says will be affordable prices. VW is aiming to sell around 150,000 electric cars by Y 2020 and increase annual sales […]

Wrecked Your Tesla? (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Musk Wants to Fix it ‘In House’

Wrecked Your Tesla? (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Musk Wants to Fix it ‘In House’

Wrecked Your Tesla? (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Musk Wants to Fix it ‘In House’ $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said Sunday that the company intended to handle most of its customers’ collision repairs at company-run body shops. “Tesla is bringing most collision repairs in-house, as outside firms take weeks to months for repairs, driving Tesla owners […]

Saudi Wealth Fund to Invest $1-B in Tesla’s Rival Lucid

Saudi Wealth Fund to Invest $1-B in Tesla’s Rival Lucid

Saudi Wealth Fund to Invest $1-B in Tesla’s Rival Lucid $TSLA Saudi Arabia’s PIF (sovereign wealth fund) signed an agreement to invest more than $1-B in aspiring US electric-car maker Lucid Motors Inc., a private company, months after building a stake in rival Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). The deal would give Lucid the funding to take it […]

Audi Has Begun Production of its All Electric SUV

Audi Has Begun Production of its All Electric SUV

Audi Has Begun Production of its All Electric SUV $AUDVF, $TSLA, $VLKAY Audi (OTCMKT:AUDUF) began production of its first all-electric SUV on Monday, 3 years after the Top German automaker unveiled a concept version of the all electric SUV at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. This is the EV that Forbes Magazine dubbed the “Tesla Killer” The […]

Market Up, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Down

Market Up, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Down

Market Up, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Down $TSLA, $SPY, $DIA, $QQQ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) closed Thursday in New York at 289.46, moving down 0.35% from the priortrading session. This change lagged the S&P 500’s 0.53% gainer on the day. Elsewhere, the DJIA gained 0.57%, while the tech-heavy NAS Comp added 0.75%. Coming into today, shares of the electric […]

How Close was Saudi Arabia to Buying Tesla?

How Close was Saudi Arabia to Buying Tesla?

How Close was Saudi Arabia to Buying Tesla? $TSLA With privatization plans now off the table, we investigate how close Saudi’s electric dream was to becoming a reality In what became one of the most intriguing and beguiling business stories of recent years, Saudi Arabia emerged as a leading player in the complex and now defunct […]

Mercedes Unveils EV SUV, Goldman Sachs says ‘sell’ Tesla

Mercedes Unveils EV SUV, Goldman Sachs says ‘sell’ Tesla

Mercedes Unveils EV SUV, Goldman Sachs says ‘sell’ Tesla $TSLA, $DDAIF, $GS Heavy pressure is bearing down on Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). CEO Musk is shouldering a production Hell, cash crunch, the ‘420’ Twitter-induced drama, and now competition from 1 of the most powerful manufactures in the automotive sector is bring to market its […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk’s Credibility is ‘Shot’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk’s Credibility is ‘Shot’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk’s Credibility is ‘Shot’ $TSLA At 1st came the ‘420’ Tweet that funding was secured and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) may go private, then a statement that the money was not locked down after all. Then about 3 weeks later blogs that he cannot do it, so the deal is off. Welcome to […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Institutional Investors Backing Away

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Institutional Investors Backing Away

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Institutional Investors Backing Away $TSLA, $MS, $GS Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s ‘420’ bid to take the fledgling EV maker private has taken another turn that has triggered trading chaos, as Morgan Stanley became the 2nd firm to suspend coverage of the stock. Recall that last week Goldman Sachs announced that it removed its Tesla […]

Saudi’s PIF in Talks to Invest in Tesla Rival, Lucid

Saudi’s PIF in Talks to Invest in Tesla Rival, Lucid

Saudi’s PIF in Talks to Invest in Tesla Rival, Lucid $TSLA, $SFTBY, $ORCL Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, 47 anni, once said PIF could help him fund the ‘420’ $72-B deal to take his fledgling EV maker private. PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund is in late stage talks to invest in Tesla rival […]

Major Luxury Auto Makers EVs Coming to ‘Kill’ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Major Luxury Auto Makers EVs Coming to ‘Kill’ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Major Luxury  Auto Makers EVs Coming to ‘Kill’ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA A wave of Tesla killers is about to roll off the production lines of premium European carmakers including Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, starting now. Count it as another headache for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, whose tweets about taking the company private are reportedly under […]

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon?

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon?

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon? $TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk still has not said where the Money to take Tesla private at ‘420’ would come from. Tuesday, Elon Musk did not just say he was considering taking Tesla private Tuesday. He said the funding to do so was “secured.” No one knows […]

Musk’s Plan to Take Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Private Does Not Make Sense

Musk’s Plan to Take Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Private Does Not Make Sense

Musk’s Plan to Take Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Private Does Not Make Sense $TSLA The SpaceX Model May Offer a Clue as to Musk’s ‘420’ Tweet to Take Tesla Private Elon Musk’s plan to take Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) private does not make sense because it was poorly communicated and calls for a Ultra high valuation The suggestion that […]

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate.

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate.

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate $TSLA The Trump Administration proposed rolling back Hussein Obama-era fuel economy standards, including withdrawing California’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and mandate EVs The decision not only sets up the White House for another legal battle with California, […]

Elon Musk Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Rock Star’ Manager “Loosing Groopies”

Elon Musk Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Rock Star’ Manager “Loosing Groopies”

Elon Musk Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Rock Star’ Manager “Loosing Groopies” $TSLA The ‘Rentier’ EV firm has hit trouble, and Elon Musk must explain to investors what is going on there We all recall the last time Mr. Musk addressed the analysts who follow Tesla, his electric car company, he was very angry and rude. “Boring, boneheaded questions […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M3 Production Numbers in Question

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M3 Production Numbers in Question

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M3 Production Numbers in Question $TSLA Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) employee Martin Tripp has filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC in which he alleges the company lied about Model 3 production numbers and put unsafe batteries in its EVs. According to the report the complaint repeats claims Mr. Tripp had previously made to BI, […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sued for “Pump & Dump” Securities Fraud

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sued for “Pump & Dump” Securities Fraud

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sued for “Pump & Dump” Securities Fraud $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has petitioned a federal court in San Francisco to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit filed by shareholders, which accuses the automaker of lying about its ability to mass produce the Model 3 sedan. The lawsuit, filed in October, alleges that Tesla released false […]

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Factory to Shut for Fixes

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Factory to Shut for Fixes

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Factory to Shut for Fixes $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will halt production at its California factory for 6 days at the end of the May to work on fixes to its assembly line for its new M-3 sedan. The fledgling California EV maker previously warned of 10 days of […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, ‘an interesting man’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, ‘an interesting man’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, “an interesting man” $TSLA, $RACE, $GM, $F, $VLKAY Saturday, a Seattle fund manager noted that Elon Musk is “possibly the most interesting man in the world,” in a post on his firm’s website He did not refer to Wednesday’s conference call Mr. Musk held on the controversial financial travails of the […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Model Can “Run Silently”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Model Can “Run Silently”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Model Can ‘Run Silently’ $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 1st-ever hybrid, the LaFerrari is an engineering marvel. And even though Ferrari does not allow the driver to run in all-electric driving mode, a few owners found a way to get around this factory lock out. That will not be the case with […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) We Will Not See That EV Soon

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) We Will Not See That EV Soon

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) We Will Not See That EV Soon $RACE A fully electrified Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is not a model that will debut anytime soon, that according to Chairman Sergio Marchionne’s comments at an annual meeting, that an EV joining the Maranello outfit’s lineup is not part of its current 5 year business plan that runs […]

Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) Restructures its C-Suite and Brand Management

Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) Restructures its C-Suite and Brand Management

Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) Restructures its C-Suite and Brand Management $VLKAY Germany’s giant automaker Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) is replacing CEO Matthias Mueller with core brand Boss Herbert Diess and announcing a new management structure the company said would enable faster decision-making as autonomous and EVs (electric cars) transform the industry. The company said in its statement Thursday that […]

Tesla(NASDAQ:TSLA) Does Not Know How to Make Cars

Tesla(NASDAQ:TSLA) Does Not Know How to Make Cars

 Tesla(NASDAQ:TSLA) Does Not Know How to Make Cars $TSLA, $GM, $TM, $VLKAY, $RACE Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) weekly spins the market an amazing string of hyperbole from the smirking mouth and rolled up eyes of CEO Elon Musk, from ankling C-suite executives and disgruntled factory workers. And that friends is great for Tesla’s legion of scalping day traders in […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) EV Will “Sound and Handle like a Proper Ferrari”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) EV Will “Sound and Handle like a Proper Ferrari”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) EV Will “Sound and Handle like a Proper Ferrari” $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Sergio Marchionne is known for his opposition to EV’s (electric vehicles), though his position has softened a bit over the past 2 years. At the Detroit Auto Show last month, in a jab at Elon Musk’s pretender cars, Mr. Marchionne […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Points Out, “Tesla is Not a Supercar”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Points Out, “Tesla is Not a Supercar”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Points Out, “Tesla is Not a Supercar” $RACE, $TSLA  There is more to Supercars that straight-line speed. Thursday, Ferrari reported solid F-Y 2017 earnings and its shares posted all time highs. On the earnings call, CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke with analysts on a conference call taking questions about a rumored all-electric Supercar. […]

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sold $546-M of auto lease-backed bonds Thursday. The debt deal allowed Tesla to pare the risk premiums it must pay on the notes. They were sold to yield between 2.3 and 5%. Investors had at the initial offered prices put in […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Beats, Shares Break Out

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Beats, Shares Break Out

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Beats, Shares Break Out $RACE Ferrari’s 2017 earnings beat expectations. The iconic Italian carmaker said it would 2X earnings by Y 2022. Shares breakout marking 52 week trading highs Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has been on a Bull run since its October 2015 IPO (initial public offering), and the carmaker expects continue in the fast lane. Thursday, […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’ $TSLA Last Thursday, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) declared that it is on track to achieve its production targets for the Model 3, directly contradicting a report of further delays and quality issues for its latest and most-affordable sedan. Tesla’s problems with battery production at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), An Electric Supercar is Coming

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), An Electric Supercar is Coming

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), An Electric Supercar is Coming $RACE All Ferrari’s will have have a hybrid component by Y 2019 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the world’s Top preformer in the automotive sector has indicated that is will enter the EV (electric car) space. Tuesday, CEO Sergio Marchionne said at the Detroit International Auto Show that the iconic Italian […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Misses Again as Cash Runs Out

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Misses Again as Cash Runs Out

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Misses Again as Cash Runs Out $TSLA Tesla fails to deliver again. Tesla management says they are a Quarter away from production goals, they are really light years away if ever. Last week, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) pushed back a Key production target for its pivotal M-3 sedan again, raising Big Questions about whether the […]

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Remains in ‘Manufacturing Hell’

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Remains in ‘Manufacturing Hell’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Remains in ‘Manufacturing Hell’ $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is likely to deliver about 5,000 Model 3’s in Q-4, KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts said Wednesday, way below company’s estimate of 15,000 EVs. The numbers indicate that the EV may still not be out of its self-described “manufacturing hell” for the production of the $35,000 […]

Tesla’s Musk (NASDAQ:TSLA) Latest Promises Break “The Laws of Batteries”

Tesla’s Musk (NASDAQ:TSLA) Latest Promises Break “The Laws of Batteries”

Tesla’s Musk (NASDAQ:TSLA) Latest Promises Break “The Laws of Batteries” $TSLA Elon Musk knows how to make promises and he know very well how not to deliver, smiling on the way to the bank. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, […]

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace $TSLA, $F, $RACE Elon Musk declared last week that he is designing a new sports car that could go from Zero to 60 mph in 1.9 secs signaling that he now want to compete with the world’s #1 automotive brand, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The hypemiester CEO […]

GM Challenges Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Electric Cars

GM Challenges Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Electric Cars

GM Challenges Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Electric Cars $GM, $TSLA, $F General Motors (NYSE:GM) plans to launch a new family of EVs in Y 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the US #1 automaker, CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday. Her plans represent a direct challenge to money-losing electric vehicle specialist […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the “BB” of EV’s

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the “BB” of EV’s

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the “BB” of EV’s $TSLA Note: Building Cars is Hard It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a semi-autonomous, or even an electric car driving on public roads was incredibly far-fetched. Sure, there were hybrids from companies like Toyota and Honda, but nothing that anyone with a straight face would call […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed $TSLA There are lots of reason why I do not like Tesla, the company and its founder, hypemeister Elon Musk, but a lot of people applaud Musk and the EV he is attempting to build with major US taxpayer subsidies in a world of cheap gasoline. Notably, the company spearheaded […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes $TSLA Thursday, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), and other carmakers pushing to boost US EV (electric car) sales were dealt a sever blow by US House Republicans who proposed eliminating a $7,500 per vehicle tax credit that has helped drive current  demand for the micro segment […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses… $TSLA Production layoffs in Q-3, reports of hand assembly and Model 3 scaling concerns justified UBS’s Bearishness on Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Considering Tesla’s continuing announced production misses, compounded by a decrease in Zero-emission vehicle credits and lower Model S and X margins, UBS expects a Q-3 gross margins hit to cut sequential EPS […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be ‘Just’ Average

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be ‘Just’ Average

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be ‘Just’ Average $TSLA, $TM, $GM Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) new Model 3 sedan is likely to have “average” reliability despite production snags. Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday. The magazine said its survey of 640,000 vehicles showed that all-new vehicles or models with newly updated technology are more […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) There is Hope, Electric Cars are a Long Way Off

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) There is Hope, Electric Cars are a Long Way Off

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) There is Hope, Electric Cars are a Long Way Off $RACE, $F, $GM, $TSLA Ferrari’s CEO Sergio Marchionne and Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk have different visions of the future of cars. Lately the wires are filled with Noise regarding 2 of the Big 3 Detroit carmakers switching to electrified power-trains in the foreseeable […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Will Not Survive it $10.6-B ‘Cash Burn’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Will Not Survive it $10.6-B ‘Cash Burn’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Will Not Survive it $10.6-B ‘Cash Burn’ $TSLA A well-respected Wall Street analyst predicts that Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares will dive deep as it nears an unprecedented $10.6-B cash burn. In a note Wednesday, he told investors to avoid buying the stock due to Model 3 production risk, something both Shayne and I […]

 Mercedes Coming to America with $1-B US to Build and Power EV’s

 Mercedes Coming to America with $1-B US to Build and Power EV’s

 Mercedes Coming to America with $1-B US to Build and Power EV’s  $DDAIF, $TSLA Company to make plug-in vehicles, batteries at US factory Investment in electric SUVs to create 600 jobs in Alabama  Daimler AG (OTCMKT:DDAIF) plans to spend $1-B to start production of Mercedes-Benz EVs at its Alabama factory, setting the world’s largest luxury-car maker […]

Analysts Warn Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) May Never Be Profitable

Analysts Warn Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) May Never Be Profitable

Analysts Warn Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) May Never Be Profitable $TSLA, $GM, $VLKAY Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) fell from record highs Tuesday after an analyst warned that the electric car maker may take longer than expected to become profitable (if ever) Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois launched coverage of Tesla with an “underperform” rating, helping send shares of […]

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities $TSLA, $AXL, $F, $GM, $MGA, $DLPH, $BWA, $RACE The world’s top auto-parts suppliers do not buy the enthusiasm about the EV hyped by Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) hypemeister CEO Elon Musk. Executives at 5 of the 25 biggest suppliers to automakers in North America have all downplayed this month expectations […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3 $TSLA  Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is going to the Junk Bond market to borrow another $1.5-B to fund production of its new  Model 3 sedan. The EV (electric vehicle) and clean energy company has raised cash in 4 of the last 5 Quarters, while it continues to struggle […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Losses Mount as Claims Broaden

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Losses Mount as Claims Broaden

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Losses Mount as Claims Broaden $TSLA Wednesday, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, pulled back on estimates of Model 3 reservations, even as the company reported stronger than expected losing results. The fledgling EV maker continues to lose money, although it cited growing excitement and profit margins for its vehicles. Tesla reported a real […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Reissued a “Sell” Rating

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Reissued a “Sell” Rating

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Reissued a “Sell” Rating $TSLA, $GM, $VLKAY Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s stock had its “Sell” rating reissued by analysts at UBS AG in a report released Wednesday. According to Balance Sheet of TSLA, total cash on most recent Quarter is 4.01-B. “Bans of gas and diesel vehicles in Europe are on the distant […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sales Decline, Production “Snafus” Persist

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sales Decline, Production “Snafus” Persist

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sales Decline, Production “Snafus” Persist $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) deliveries flat on continuing production Snafus. Hypemister Elon Musk’s targets will not happen on time, what’s new? The “rentier’” EV maker has reported Q-by-Q shipment declines for the 2nd time in the past year. This may signal that demand has peaked, casting doubt on whether […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Valuation in the Stratosphere

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Valuation in the Stratosphere

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Valuation in the Stratosphere, “Where is the Beef” $TSLA, $TM, $DDAIF, $VLKAY, $F, $GM Shares of EV maker, Tesla, Ine, sold off Friday,  after marking  an all-time high and driving its market capitalization to $61.6-B, about $280-B more than BMW AG. Tesla now ranks as the 4th-most valuable automaker, behind Toyota Motor Corp […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Burns Cash, Stock Drops, Rich Rivals Watch

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Burns Cash, Stock Drops, Rich Rivals Watch

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Burns Cash, Stock Drops, Rich Rivals Watch $TSLA, $AAPL, $GOOGL, $AMZN Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) lost a buy rating from its longtime Bull Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) as a firm analyst boosted projections for how much cash the fledgling, money losing EV carmaker will burn through as rich rivals bite on its business. Adam Jonas, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not Tesla is a Money Making Supercar Maker

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not Tesla is a Money Making Supercar Maker

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not Tesla is a Money Making Supercar Maker $RACE, $TSLA, $FCAU Last week Tesla earnings (none) were one of the big stories in the auto industry. As usual, the EV maker made No money, but the “spun” news sent the market, analysts, and Tesla “lovers” into a frenzy, what hype. But another company, Ferrari […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Recalls Model S, Model X Cars in China

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Recalls Model S, Model X Cars in China

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Recalls Model S, Model X Cars in China $TSLA Last Friday, US EV (electric car) maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) started to recall 6,634 Model S and Model X electric cars in China over a parking brake problem, according to China’s consumer quality watchdog. The recall was filed by Tesla Auto Sales (Beijing) Co. to […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Betting on Risky Production Methods

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Betting on Risky Production Methods

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Betting on Risky Production Methods $TSLA, $F, $VLKAY Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk has taken many risks with “way out” technology in his company’s cars on the way to passing Ford (NYSE:F) market value. Now Mr. Musk is pushing the boundaries in the factory that makes his EVs (electric vehicles). Conventional automakers test […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to Recall 53,000 Cars for Brake Failure

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to Recall 53,000 Cars for Brake Failure

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to Recall 53,000 Cars for Brake Failure $TSLA Thursday, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) said it will recall 53,000 of its Model S and Model X cars globally to fix a parking brake failures. Shares of the US luxury EV (electric car) maker dropped 1.3% to 301.50 in afternoon trading following its biggest recall ever. […]

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive $URA, $GE, $HTHIY, $UUUU, $SYHBF Human behavior is often influenced by new technologies. Go to a local mall or sit on subway car and see how many people are glued to their cellphones and tablets. Certainly advances in technology have, in many cases, […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, Set Himself Up for a Fall

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, Set Himself Up for a Fall

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, Set Himself Up for a Fall $TSLA, $F Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk says he can make 500,000 cars next year, wild, Yes? That is a dramatic increase for the EV (electric-car) company, which made a little more than 76,000 in Y 2016. And might make about 90,000 this year. The […]

Elon Musk Retrenching to Kill Industry Giants MBZ & BMW, Sure…

Elon Musk Retrenching to Kill Industry Giants MBZ & BMW, Sure…

Elon Musk Retrenching to Kill Industry Giants MBZ & BMW, Sure… $TSLA, $BMWYY, $DDAIF A bit over 1 year ago Elon Musk strode on to a stage to unveil his Tesla Model 3 ($35,000 ). The 5 seat EV accelerates as fast as the the best-selling luxury sport sedans in America the BMW 3 Series […]

Bentley Motors’ EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept Drophead Debuted

Bentley Motors’ EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept Drophead Debuted

Bentley Motors’ EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept Drophead Debuted $VLKAY Bentley Motors debuted the EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept Drophead, production could happen as early as Y 2021. The Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept was designed to explore Bentley’s producing a EV for production; it’s a separate endeavor from the recently promised plug-in hybrid […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs $1.15-B, Cannot Produce EVs Without It

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs $1.15-B, Cannot Produce EVs Without It

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs $1.15-B, Cannot Produce EVs Without It $TSLA, $GM Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to raise 1.15-B in new funding to help fuel production of a mass market-targeted Model 3 electric car set for release this year. The company said that it planned to offer $250-M in common stock and $750-M in convertible notes, with […]

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Changed its Name, Now Tesla Inc

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Changed its Name, Now Tesla Inc

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) Changed its Name, Now Tesla Inc $TSLA Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) changed its name to “Tesla Inc” as CEO Elon Musk looks to transform the Silicon Valley firm from a micro-mini EV (electric car) maker to a diversified energy products company. In October, Mr. Musk unveiled solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the […]

The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium

The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium

The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium Experts say that the amount of lithium being produced in North America will not be enough to meet the growing demand for EVs (electrical vehicles) but that some of problem might/might not be alleviated via recycling, According to a report from the US EPA: […]

Paris Auto Show: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Says No Electric Cars

Paris Auto Show: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Says No Electric Cars

Paris Auto Show: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Says No Electric Cars $RACE Almost daily we see another major automotive brand announcing a battery-electric power initiative aka EV. But, not at Ferrari. The Italian Supercar maker is determined that there will be no silent surge of power in its near future, even as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, and BMW all […]

BYD (OTCMKT:BYDDF) to Triple Size of California Factory

BYD (OTCMKT:BYDDF) to Triple Size of California Factory

BYD (OTCMKT:BYDDF) to Triple Size of California Factory $BYDDF Chinese car, bus and battery maker BYD (OTCMKT:BYDDF) announced recently that it will expand its EV (electric vehicle) plant in Lancaster, California, 3X’ing the size of its facility, employment and production capability in next 3 years. Stella Li, President of BYD America, said at a groundbreaking […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Automatic Driving Accidents at Issue

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Automatic Driving Accidents at Issue

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Automatic Driving Accidents at Issue $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have been involved in several accidents around the world, some of which were fatal. These accidents call the safety of Tesla, especially its automatic driving features into question. The following is the accidents caused by Tesla autopilot technology worldwide in 2016. On 7 September, a […]

Daimler, AG (Mercedes Benz) Plans 6+ EV Models

Daimler, AG (Mercedes Benz) Plans 6+ EV Models

Daimler, AG (Mercedes Benz) Plans 6+ EV Models $DDAIF, $VLKAY, $TSLA German carmaker Daimler (OTCMKT:DDAIF) plans to roll out at least 6, and possibly as many as 9, EV (electric car) models as part of its drive to compete with Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Volkswagen’s (OTCMKT:VLKAY)) Audi, a person familiar with Daimler’s plans told Reuters Saturday. […]

BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers

BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers

BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers $TSLA Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: SLA) continues to struggle with production and with concerns about how it can fulfill (if ever) the orders for its Model 3. BMW has joined the other leading automobile manufactures to pressure Tesla’s market share and become the leader in electric car technology and […]

Karma Revero, 1st Look at Reborn Extended-range Electric Sedan

Karma Revero, 1st Look at Reborn Extended-range Electric Sedan

Karma Revero, 1st Look at Reborn Extended-range Electric Sedan  $GM, $TSLA The long road to getting the Henrik Fisker’s Karma  back in production is about to end. It was in early Y 2014 that China’s Wanxiang bought the what was left of the $1-B automotive failure Fisker Motors, including the rights to the failed automaker’s […]

SEC Declines Comment on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Securities Investigation

SEC Declines Comment on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Securities Investigation

SEC Declines Comment on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Securities Investigation EV maker, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)  said it has not been informed of a SEC investigation into its disclosure of a fatal crash. The WS-J reported Monday that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating whether Tesla should have informed investors after a fatal crash on […]

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk $TSLA Electric vehicles (EV) are seen by many as the harbinger of an environmentally Neutral future. Industry as assure consumers of “Zero Emissions,” and US President Barack Hussein Obama promised a 1-M on the road by Y 2015. Another, failed promise from the “Hopemiester” as less than 450-K […]

1st Time Buyers of EV’s and Hybrid Cars Eligible for Tax Credits

1st Time Buyers of EV’s and Hybrid Cars Eligible for Tax Credits

1st Time Buyers of EV’s and Hybrid Cars Eligible for Tax Credits US environmentally-conscious taxpayers can choose from a variety of vehicles powered solely or partially by electricity. Some of the cars on this list are “head scratchers”, as in the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid base priced at $845,000 (pictured above), humm! In addition to the perceived ecological […]

Fiat-Chrysler Mulls Adding Electric Vehicles to its Line-up

Fiat-Chrysler Mulls Adding Electric Vehicles to its Line-up

Fiat-Chrysler Mulls Adding Electric Vehicles to its Line-up $FCAM, $TSLA, $VLKAY Fiat-Chrysler’s (NYSE:FCAM) CEO Sergio Marchionne, 64 anni, is considering adding full electric vehicles to the carmaker’s line-up including the Maserati Alfieri sportscar and a small City Car. “I have always thought the economic model that supports Tesla is something that Fiat Chrysler could replicate […]

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?”

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?”

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?” $GM, $TSLA, $DDAIF, $BMW:DE, $POAHY Not too long EV’s (electric vehicles) were a rarity on the road and the track, and dream of hardcore environmentalists. That seems to be changing now and consumers are to believe the media hyperbole and some industry experts, EV’s will […]

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) Share’s Falling, Leadership in Question

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) Share’s Falling, Leadership in Question

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) Share’s Falling, Leadership in Question $TSLA Shares of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) have been in reverse mode since the EV maker reported Q-1 earnings results that showed a wider-than-expected loss. TSLA stock closed Tuesday at 208.69 a decline of about 15% from the prior-week’s close of 240.76. In the past 30 days, TSLA […]

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA Tesla’s Q-1 earnings came in at a $283-M loss. Two Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) production chiefs are leaving the EV country as it struggles to launch its mass-market Model 3 car and increase production. According to filings and media reports, the departures follow a rocky production start […]