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TFW the company you invested into at insane operating multiples and needs to grow nonstop for the next 20 years for this investment to make sense, shifts into terminal stagnation and decline.
 

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Missed revenue
Decreased operating profit

Stock surges since they have posted a screenshot of the upcoming ui of their robotaxi service which will disrupt the taxi market and promise of launching new cheaper ev models....


$tsla
 

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Gamestop still has a market capitalization of over $3B.

It's a new twist on an old saying. Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent sane.
 

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Literally Tesla's biggest selling point the last few years has been its own supercharging network. That's a real big brain move firing nearly everyone from the supercharging department, that'll help in the long run. Seems like Tesla will wind up going the way of Twitter if Elon stays in charge.
 

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My first thoughts...

Tesla wants to build state-of-the-art EVs, yet they do not want to build the special high-speed charging infrastructure that allows their EVs to operate more efficiently and effectively?

Does anyone know what the Supercharger department is responsible for? Is it just building the Supercharger network or is it also responsible for maintaining the network?

And this is coming soon after Tesla is opening up its Supercharger network to other automakers. Are they trying to give with one hand but take away with the other?
 

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Get industry to commit to your standard and then let it rot on the vine, forcing them to shift back to their own solutions which you can then plug into since they already engineered around your plugs, standards, etc.
 

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Maybe we spoke (and acted) too soon?


Tesla is in the midst of several big shifts and part of the seismic activity is laying off around 10 percent of its workforce. Recently, the automaker let go of approximately 500 employees from the Supercharger charging network team.

However, due to the necessity of maintaining the network and fulfilling obligations resulting from a $17 million federal grant, Tesla may now need to reconsider and rehire some of those individuals.

According to Bloomberg, the automaker is already in talks to rehire several people on the Supercharger team. That would appear to be the only way, outside of hiring all new employees or contracting out the work, for Tesla to meet both its obligation to create additional infrastructure but also to keep its own network up and running.

We’ve reached out to Tesla for clarification on the situation, but as it doesn’t have a public relations department, we’ll likely see all 41 of those charging stations built before it gets back to us.

Has anyone yet written the book How Not to Run an Automaker: Lessons From Tesla?
 

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obligations resulting from a $17 million federal grant

Imagine taking tax payer money and then firing the tax payers, acting like you did it all on your own time and dime, and then asking for a $50B pay package. This dude has long crossed the line well into mentally ill territory.
 

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I seem to be getting more and more as ubers and the build quality is atrocious. Feels like a kit car. Feels like a 20-30k car not a 40-70k one. It’s really perplexing to me.

Then on my last trip no joke i’m with my wife and kid sitting in the back and the front passenger seat randomly starts reclining and it won’t stop and pushing my legs down. The guy had to pull over and use the seat controls to pull it up.
Depends on which one you go for...like you can get the model y is a little over 30k and a good value for a lot of people.
 
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The day before Elon Musk fired virtually all of Tesla’s electric-vehicle charging division last month, they had high hopes as charging chief Rebecca Tinucci went to meet with Musk about the network’s future, four former charging-network staffers told Reuters.

After Tinucci had cut between 15% and 20% of staffers two weeks earlier, part of much wider layoffs, they believed Musk would affirm plans for a massive charging-network expansion.

The meeting could not have gone worse. Musk, the employees said, was not pleased with Tinucci’s presentation and wanted more layoffs. When she balked, saying deeper cuts would undermine charging-business fundamentals, he responded by firing her and her entire 500-member team.
 
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Just a note of clarification: The Onion is known for publishing satire. They take true stories and exaggerate, so take this story with a healthy dose of salt.
 

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Not just Telsa related, but a great video regarding the whole EV lunacy.

 

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Imagine getting emotional over a necessary move to alternative power train technologies.

"These Model T's are terrible, who would want to own a car?"