Tesla CRUSHES Q3 Production and Delivery Targets, What’s Next? [live]

Tesla destroyed their Q3 delivery and production numbers. Let’s dig into the details and see how the year is shaping up now that the Model 3 production issues are behind us. 

Today’s Stories:

// Official Q3 production numbers released: goals hit
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/02/1588592/0/en/Tesla-Q3-2018-Vehicle-Production-and-Deliveries.html

// Tesla releases Q3 crash report data: Lower crash rate with Autopilot enabled
https://www.tesla.com/blog/q3-2018-vehicle-safety-report

// Firmware V9 launched; “Navigate on Autopilot” held back. Tesla Mobile App updated.
https://electrek.co/2018/10/05/tesla-version-9-software-update-videos/
https://electrek.co/2018/10/05/tesla-rolling-out-version-9-update-pulling-navigate-on-autopilot-elon-musk/

// More SEC: Elon forced Tesla board to defend him; anti-SEC tweet sends stock down
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-05/musk-ridicules-sec-in-tweet-storm-days-after-settling-lawsuit
https://jalopnik.com/the-sec-deserved-this-1829547926

// New York Times deep dive into Tesla cars sitting in lots
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/business/tesla-cars-questions.html

// Tesla fan who couldn’t get repairs decides to repair his own Model S after it went out of warranty
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/28/tesla-owner-frustrated-so-fixes-his-own-model-s-easy-as-legos.html

// Consumer Reports ranks GM’s self-driving above Tesla’s
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/03/gm-tops-tesla-in-ranking-of-automated-driving-systems.html

// for fun:

  • some footage of a Model 3 edging out a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in a legal drag race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS9yrwQFgL0
  • eye-candy photos of next-gen Roadster: https://electrek.co/2018/10/04/tesla-roadster-2020-next-gen-rare-outting-pictures/
  • Tesla Motors Club members throwing out dream names for new Tesla chairman https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/who-should-be-teslas-new-chair.130320/
    • who would your viewers like to see?
    • Al Gore released a statement saying he’s too busy, but is a fan of Tesla and Elon: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3394497-handicapping-new-tesla-chairman-race
  • Model 3 owner stopped by a cop who thought the control screen was a laptop mounted in the car: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/10/04/tesla-model-3-display-confuses-police-officer/1510873002/

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