Tesla 'whistleblower' files tip with the SEC (TSLA)

Илон Маск рассказал что в Норвегии зря обижаются на Tesla

(TSLA) finally met its production goal for 5,000 Model 3's per week in the last week of the June quarter after a series of production setbacks and missed targets. Those have already prompted Tesla to raise its prices for Chinese consumers (more on that below).

In response to this reproach Elon Musk wrote in his Twitter that Norwegians have every right to be upset with Tesla, however, the construction of service network and the launch of the mobile fix crews are delayed due to the fact that the government does not provide the appropriate permits for this activity.

The factory will alter the geopolitical terrain of battery production.

When Nikkei Asian Review reached out to Panasonic, Tesla's battery partner at its Nevada Gigafactory, the company said, "We have not received any specific production requests". It is expected to serve as a research, manufacturing and sales center.

Ramping up manufacturing in Fremont first is critical to Tesla being able to sustain itself financially.

On Tesla's website, under its electric vehicle incentives page, it shows that as of January 1, the federal tax credit for anyone who purchases a new Model S, X or 3 will be reduced to $3,750 from $7,500.

Tesla unveiled plans on Tuesday to build a factory in Shanghai to dramatically increase its production capacity, with boss Elon Musk making his electric-car company's biggest overseas move yet just as a US-China trade battle heats up.

Still, CNBC said Tesla's shares rose to 1.2 percent shortly after their announcement. Vehicles delivered in 2020 and beyond will not be eligible. However, additional purchase incentives are available in a dozen states.

The good news for Tesla is that milestone means it's sold a lot of cars.

For example, a buyer today who purchases a Model 3 for $50,000 (representing a long-range battery, rear-wheel drive vehicle with the required Premium Package), would get a tax credit that will bring the effective price down to $42,500. China retaliated by imposing an nearly identical tariff, meaning Chinese consumers who want to own a Tesla will have to spend an additional $30,000. Beijing is promoting the technology with subsidies and a requirement for every automaker to sell electrics starting next year or buy credits from rivals that do.

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