Mr. Musk plans for “Energy solution for the whole world.”
Total integrated company with solar creating energy with stationary battery pack the power wall and power pack storing energy and the energy being used with electric vehicle.
His Plan’s is for “Energy solution for the whole world.”
Newly design solar roof will be built in modules, installed quickly to blend in with the slope of the house “and will be there until the house fall down” according to Mr. Musk.
Solar captured then coupled with the battery pack which stores energy and gives power when you need it.
For the larger commercial and industrial projects there is “the new thought”. How do we supply enough energy during high demands? The Energy Pack….new projects in parts of San Diego Power, Hawaii Power and the whole island of America Samoa can now operate total off the grid.
New apps can see your usage of being consumed during the day like reprogramming your air conditioning systems and keep tract of your solar usage.
Double super chargers this year.
Remember when Tesla reported to have about $4 billion of cash on hand, which was
up then from 3.4 billion reported at the end of the fourth quarter.
But the big deal back then, was China’s Tencent Holdings Company that bought 5 percent stake in the company.
Tesla expects year-to-date capital expenditures will be slightly more than $2 billion by the time Model 3 production starts in July.
Tesla posted first-quarter loss, but more than doubled revenue from a year ago.
They listed the loss of $1.33 per share, more the what the market expected at 81 cents per share.
However, they posted $2.7 billion in revenue versus expected $2.62 billion for a loss of $1.45 a share on revenue of $1.15 billion in the same quarter last year.
The stock was recently down $8.13 selling at $302.89 per share but the latest
was a big increase selling at 357.05.
Old News revisited
December 27, 2016
Tesla and Panasonic have finalized an agreement to manufacture of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules at the Buffalo, NY factory.
January 4, 2017
Today at the Giga factory at Sparks Nevada, Tesla and Panasonic will the production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in Tesla’s energy storage products and Model 3.
January 10, 2017
Chris Lattner, will join Tesla as their Vice President of Autopilot Software. Chris’s had 11 years at Apple where he was responsible for creating Swift, … a programming language for building apps on Apple and Linux platforms.
January 12, 2017
Tesla announce that its increasing its Supercharger network provides a quick, more convenient, and long-distance travel for electric vehicles.
Along with other changes
If you order either your Tesla Model S and Model X cars after January 15, 2017 will receive 400 kWh (kilowatt-hour) of free Supercharging credits (roughly 1,000 miles) annually on the anniversary of their delivery.
As a result, most owners will continue to enjoy Supercharging at no additional cost.
If customers travel beyond their annual credit, they will be charged a small fee to Supercharge.
In North America, Tesla owners will pay per kWh.
However, in other regions they will be charge per minute .
Tesla estimates that its will cost an extra $120 to travel from Los Angles to New York.
The Model 3 will be constructed with steel rather than aluminum.
Early indications leaked by carmaker included streamlining some of its exterior and as well as its interior areas like changing the 17” touch screen.
As many as eight cameras that provide 360-degree visibility and 250 meters (820 feet) of range.
Also expect to see one front-facing radar, but with enhanced processing that allows it to see through dust, and even a car in front of you in rain or fog.
As many as 12 ultrasound detectors,
and a more powerful computer.
Other change will come as retooling begins on the Model 3 design and isolate any quality control issues.
And of course, (not all those vehicles would be Model 3s, do not forget Model S and X, but the 3 is expected to consume the bulk of Tesla’s future manufacturing capacity).
The non believers could get burned on this one. Tesla learned how to build cars when it created the Model S. The Model X with some of short coming have been corrected and now is also a big success.