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Elon Thursday Announcement

edited March 2013 in General
Elon tweets:

"Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement coming on Thursday. Am going to put my money where my mouth is in v major way."

What do you think about this?
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  • edited November -1
    Does he wants to increase his position in Tesla and invest more own money?
  • RNBRNB
    edited November -1
    So what we need to come up with is a list of boasts, ideas, or concepts he has talked about that would involve him or company investing money.

    The one thing in the back of my mind has been battery costs. I recall he talked about the raw material costs, as if he wanted to get closer to those for actual battery costs. So perhaps some purchase of a company in the raw material pipeline?

    More chargers?

    I recall this kind of thing before, it ended up being a well watched non event...

    Any ideas?
  • edited November -1
    Nope, he's going to announce the best sun visors in the world that he's been promising. They will come with money stuffed inside.


    Or else maybe he's just going to eat money.
  • edited November -1
    He's probably just going to make a bet. "Tesla will deliver 20,000 cars in 2013, or I'll give Coda a million dollars."

    Or something to that effect. :)
  • edited November -1
    I'm guessing the announcement is related to the continuing supercharger rollout. Any bets?
  • edited November -1
    Embedded in Musk’s tweet was, “…am going to put my money where my mouth is…” This seems to imply a personal investment. Thursday is an interesting choice, especially if the announcement is to be made after the market close. A three-day weekend follows, which would give investors extra time to digest the news.
  • edited November -1
    Finally!

    I've been hoping Musk would finally put his money where his mouth is. He's <i>never</i> done that before.
  • edited November -1
    As I mentioned elsewhere, he's speculated in the past about putting SpaceX and Tesla under one holding co. Since SpaceX constitutes most of Musk's money ...
  • edited November -1
    Maybe he's planning to buy land to put superchargers on :P
  • edited November -1
    What came to my mind when I read it is that Tesla will announce a new model... it's been a little over a year since the model X was announced and they want to introduce one model a year, I think I read somewhere. Other than that I don't have a clue.
  • DrJDrJ
    edited November -1
    Likely sales numbers, positive cash flow, making margins, or good first quarter. Tesla's #1 focus right now is showing profitability to shareholders.
  • edited November -1
    I've seen some speculation toward another round of fundraising where he invests a good portion of his own money and Tesla uses the new funds to free themselves from the DOE loan.
  • edited November -1
    This calls for a "Call Spread"! :D
  • edited November -1
    I wonder if it could be connected to this, thus far unsubstantiated rumour, that Google are currently prepping a Tesla vehicle with their self-driving car technology?:

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/13169-Random-observations-from-the-Menlo-Park-service-center?p=261764&viewfull=1#post261764

    Given that the self-driving car is going to transform society when it is certified safe to drive unmanned, then any announcement along these lines will be big news indeed.
  • edited November -1
    How about Gen III bluestar ahead of schedule? BMW i3 is coming, Tesla need to be hurry.
  • edited November -1
    Your all wrong, Elon is going to announce that he's personally financing sun tanning beds at all supercharger stations, powered by Solar City solar panels. Now you can get a year round tan while you charge your MS, even in wintery states.
  • edited November -1
    Why buy a P85 to let the car drive itself ….. R U K M ?????
  • edited November -1
    What's certain is that Elon is holding a lot of us captive, at least part of our minds. New form of marketing, perhaps? Seems to me only something that is design or technology related is worthy of a heads up announcement, not something financial in nature. Autopilot doesn't sound very exciting, actually, and will have almost no demand until you can raise a generation of spoiled non-drivers who never learned to drive because they didn't have to. Too risky for nothing in the meantime.

    So I like all the excitement and anticipation, but he should be careful not to sound like old auto manufacturers who promised great technology always about 10 years down the road, just to keep us pacified, patient, and buying. Details about the hyperloop is the other big news event we are waiting for, but I understand Elon is a busy man... which is why he should just clone himself already. Biology might be a fruitful venture for him to participate him, so maybe the big news is that Tesla will clone Elon in order to have a ready supply of Elons to take care of everything he wants to, forever.
  • edited November -1
    > ...maybe the big news is that Tesla will clone Elon...

    There ya go! That would also explain the "putting my money where my mouth is". Cloning is not cheap and would indeed directly result in another mouth - hence he put his money where his (new) mouth is...
  • edited November -1
    But the clone would take decades to educate and train.
  • edited November -1
    I am so impressed with Tesla's accomplishments.
    This car is still in it's infancy I remember the very first Tesla prototype, some made fun of it like it was a novelty but not practical. Now they are practical and will get even more practical as they develop. GO TESLA GO. I'm rooting for ya.
  • edited November -1
    will tesla put there badge on the new mercedes b class electric with a 40 kwh tesla battery pack? will find out tue.
  • edited November -1
    Did I miss a major announcement today? I haven't found any news related to Mr. Musk's tweet.
  • edited November -1
    It was postponed until Tuesday...
  • edited November -1
    To avoid end-of quarter distractions. Distracting who, I wonder? Investors, customers, staff, production plant?
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