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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:35 pm

The first M3 RC was in Burbank this afternoon! Which kinda sucks because I was there earlier in the morning :(

Notice how they get it inside quickly, I think they want to get it to the SC's and start showing the personnel and getting them familiar with it!

https://twitter.com/model3owners/status ... 6070914048

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:54 am

Looks like about 100 different M3 RCs have now been spotted all over the place. One just showed up in New Zealand.

Someone caught 3 at a Trader Joe's in SF (black, blue, and white): https://imgur.com/gallery/XXi0L
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:39 pm

Elon Musk tweets July 3, 2017

* Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday
* Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec
* Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3s on the 28th! Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1500.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:32 am

scottf200 wrote:Elon Musk tweets July 3, 2017

* Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday
* Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec
* Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3s on the 28th! Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1500.

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And then Tesla can begin to lose more money, i.e. the gross profit (GP) for the Model 3 will be much much less
than the combined Model S & X GP. Since the GP of the Model 3 at its proposed low-end price ($35K) is marginal
at best, it becomes questionable at what Model 3 sales volume will result in a GAAP profitability for Tesla and will
Tesla ever achieve it.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:08 am

lorenfb wrote:
scottf200 wrote:Elon Musk tweets July 3, 2017

* Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday
* Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec
* Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3s on the 28th! Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1500.
And then Tesla can begin to lose more money, i.e. the gross profit (GP) for the Model 3 will be much much less
than the combined Model S & X GP. Since the GP of the Model 3 at its proposed low-end price ($35K) is marginal
at best, it becomes questionable at what Model 3 sales volume will result in a GAAP profitability for Tesla and will
Tesla ever achieve it.
Haha. Too bad they don't sell mainly gas cars like Nissan so they can keep making large profits. One example below $$$ of just US sales. More in 1 month than LEAFs in an entire year :) -- Lot of LEAF owners moved to Tesla...
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:33 am

My god, it's almost as fugly as the Model X.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:41 pm

It looks like a shrunk Model S. I will keep my Leaf.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:04 pm

scottf200 wrote: Haha. Too bad they don't sell mainly gas cars like Nissan so they can keep making large profits. One example below $$$ of just US sales. More in 1 month than LEAFs in an entire year :) -- Lot of LEAF owners moved to Tesla...
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It's not just Altimas...

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -u-s-sales has their June 2017 US sales figures. In the US, they sold 143K vehicles (~70.5K cars and 72.8K "trucks"). Only 1,506 of those were Leafs.

http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/IR/INDI ... ALES/2017/ has their global sales but doesn't have June 2017 yet. For May 2017, global Nissan sales were 460K units and Jan to May 2017 was 2.391 million.

From http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -year-2016, if you use the exchange rate that's there and my math is right, their fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017 resulted in a net income of about $6.13 billion USD on sales of 5.63 million vehicles.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:44 am

lorenfb wrote:
scottf200 wrote:Elon Musk tweets July 3, 2017

* Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday
* Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec
* Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3s on the 28th! Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1500.

Image
And then Tesla can begin to lose more money, i.e. the gross profit (GP) for the Model 3 will be much much less
than the combined Model S & X GP. Since the GP of the Model 3 at its proposed low-end price ($35K) is marginal
at best, it becomes questionable at what Model 3 sales volume will result in a GAAP profitability for Tesla and will
Tesla ever achieve it.
And then Tesla will go out of business, you can have your glorious "I Told You So" moment, and we can stop reading your negativity.

OR

Tesla could deliver large quantities of Model 3s, albeit with a slimmer profit margin than Model S/X. The company could become profitable within a year, and your comments will quietly fade into history.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:46 am

GetOffYourGas wrote: Tesla could deliver large quantities of Model 3s, albeit with a slimmer profit margin than Model S/X. The company could become profitable within a year, and your comments will quietly fade into history.
What "slimmer profit margin", they've continually lost money!
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