Rocket Powered Tesla? Confirmed! But how? [live]

Elon Musk confirmed the SpaceX Options Package on the new Tesla Roadster will actually have rockets, yes, seriously…learn more by joining our community at

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// Tesla Roadster with Rockets (SpaceX Option Package)

“SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ~10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car. These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly “ Elon

Example? –

Let’s bring in Tim (Everyday Astronaut)

* Does this make it no longer zero-emission?
* How much will it cost?
* Does it no-longer count as a “production” car in testing?
* Why would anyone get this?

Now we all can be Starman –

// Falcon Heavy in Nov?

SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Block 5 rockets targets November launch debut

“According to several of its satellite passengers, SpaceX’s second launch of Falcon Heavy – this time with three Falcon 9 Block 5 boosters – is understood to be targeted for no earlier than November 2018 and will mark the first commercial mission for the world’s most powerful operational rocket.”

// Model 3 Phantom Drain Study of 825K Trips

Did Tesla Fix Phantom Drain on Model 3?

* Model 3 showing significant improvements
* Model S and X Steady
* Get Tezlab to analyze your own data

// Model 3 Rental Winner
* Andrew Young from Bellevue WA
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// TeslaCon 2018 Tickets on Sale

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* Flat rate of $100
* If enough demand will add view-only mode later
* Get yours now before they’re gone

// 10,000 Superchargers Worldwide

Tesla has now deployed over 10,000 Superchargers around the world

* Vanity metric, but the network is growing
* Do you really need superchargers?

// Tesla Shorts Lose 1B in a day
* Investors betting against Tesla lost more than $1 billion Wednesday, according to estimates from financial technology firm S3 Partners.
* Tesla bears have lost nearly $5 billion in mark-to-market losses since 2016, S3 finds.
* The electric car maker is one of the most heavily shorted stocks in the U.S., as well as the most heavily shorted automaker in the world.

// Rare look inside Model 3 line at Fremont

* Great piece by Tom Randall
* Rare shots of the Model 3 line
* 95% automated

Where are we on production?

Let’s punch that into the estimator

Tesla Model 3 Ramp Estimator

// Tesla Shareholder Meeting

* Production on track for 5K per week by end of June
* 35K Model 3 on sale end of 2018
* Tesla actively looking at better battery tech, can’t find it
* Gigafactory coming in Shanghai\

// Full Self-Driving Feat in August

Tesla’s version 9 software update is coming in August with first ‘full self-driving features’, says Elon Musk
* Version 9
* V8 released in 2016
* What can it do today?
* lane keep
* self-park
* summon
* What *might* it do in v9?
* on/off ramp
* Navigate around traffic
* Stop lights / signs?
* Turns
* Summon+

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