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Tesla Model 3 Celebrates Growth, No Improvements On Quality

16 April 2018

In a report via ZDNet, he has said that while he is sure autopilot cars are the future, he doubts that the technology will ever be ideal. "Tesla will be profitable & cash flow+ in Q3 & Q4, so obv no need to raise money", Musk wrote.

The Palo Alto vehicle company partly blamed the worst-ever figures on the high costs related to the production of its Model 3 electric sedan, the Los Angeles Times reported. "Should they be anxious about what's happening with their Model 3 and when they will get their Model 3?"

The comments are no doubt linked to the sad instance last month where a pedestrian was killed after being hit by an automated Tesla vehicle. To be precise, my mistake.

This comes at a time when reports of Tesla Model 3 having missed production targets and manufacturing challenges have surfaced. It did not mention fourth-quarter projections. "It is not a self-driving system", Musk said.

He told CBS News in an interview that aired on Friday the company "got complacent" and "put too much new technology into the Model 3 all at once".

Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake.

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Tesla, which lost $121 million in the same quarter a year ago, said revenue was up 36 per cent over the same period in 2016 because of the deliveries it made of the luxury electric Model S sedan and Model X crossover. He will give the first-ever look inside the Model 3 production line and explain why its production delays have been worse than expected.

Moody's added its negative outlook for Tesla "reflects the likelihood that Tesla will have to undertake a large, near-term capital raise in order to refund maturing obligations and avoid a liquidity shortfall".

Tesla has already come under direct criticism from the NTSB in the US. Tesla had earlier accepted "party status" in the investigation, which allows the parties to share investigative information in the early stages of an accident probe, the agency said.

Asked by CBS if there was a defect with Autopilot, Musk responded: "The system worked as described, which is that it is a hands-on system".

"Such releases of incomplete information often lead to speculation and incorrect assumptions about the probable cause of a crash, which does a disservice to the investigative process and the traveling public".

At one point during the interview, Musk did not have his hands on the wheel and the auto beeped at him to retake the wheel.

Tesla Model 3 Celebrates Growth, No Improvements On Quality