Is Elon Musk Too Late to Save Boys in Thai Cave Rescue? [live]

Elon Musk recently began making a kid-size submarine to help the Thai Cave Rescue effort, but will it work in-time? Get invites to these live shows at https://teslanomics.co/join

// SpaceX & Boring Company Engineers Helping Thailand Boys Stuck in Cave

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/09/asia/thai-cave-rescue-intl/index.html

* Recap
* Thai soccer team of kids between 11-16 and their coach wandered into a cave
* Water rushed in and trapped them
* Stranded for 10 Days before a British diver was able to reach them
* Insanely difficult conditions

* They’re still trapped (going on day 15)
* The journey is incredibly difficult and some of the kids can’t swim, much less dive
* Murky water, zero visibility
* Water not likely to recede for months
* A Thai Navy Seal diver actually died trying to get supplies to them

* So Elon took to Twitter after someone suggested he help
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015105500105412610
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015137456901931008

* Tiny, kid-size escape pod
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015507453818044416?s=09
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015676772338159618

* And some are making their way out
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015835053807394816?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email

// How Much Range Do You Need?

* Edmunds posted a roundtable discussion bout how much range you reasonably need in an EV – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eb8IEvkvVA
* Good discussion, some points I think they missed
* They seemed to all agree that EVs aren’t for road trips, but at 150+ miles are good enough for commuting
* I disagree 🙂

* Compare cost per mile – https://public.tableau.com/views/EVCostperMileComparison/compare?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&publish=yes

* What about Charging? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34-omFdDzzg

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// Model 3 Brake Testing Changes
* Business Insider reported Tesla stopped Brake and Roll tests – http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-elon-musk-orders-engineers-to-stop-brake-and-roll-testing-2018-6

* Tesla Stock drops 9% day of – https://www.google.com/search?q=NASDAQ:TSLA&e=4112296&tbm=fin&biw=1276&bih=659&dpr=2#scso=uid_6rA_W-_aI_240PEP_9qvkAc_5:0

* It was already on a downward trend from an Analyst that on Monday an analyst downgraded their stock from Hold to Sell – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tesla-stock-downgraded-to-sell-from-hold-at-cfra-2018-07-02

* This was as they report their biggest quarter in company history and hitting 5K Model 3’s per week???

* Later we learned that this is a redundant test, that is used In-place of an actual track test, which Tesla does – https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2018-tesla-model-3-brake-roll-test/

* Elon didn’t take kindly to the Business Insider article
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1014811835017584640
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1014935357345763330
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1014982448826871808
* https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015004489567256576

* So the question remains, does this actually matter or was this an attempt by people with a financial interest in seeing Tesla stock go down to make money?
* Regarding safety of the vehicles, it appears no, but I’ll keep my eye out
* The second part almost certainly is a yes, even if this case with the Business Insider article was a coincidence

* Let’s see where Model 3 production is
* Bloomberg Tracker – https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-tesla-tracker/

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