Tesla Speeds Up Production by Reducing Color Options

10             September 2018

This streamlining could be because Musk told employees on Friday that Tesla's about to have the most unbelievable quarter in history.

The note said a U.S. securities probe following Musk's brief flirtation with taking the electric auto maker private was unlikely to have an impact, although the frequent turnover of senior Tesla executives was more concerning.

Tesla stock closed on Monday almost 8.5% higher at US$285.50, just off the session peak at US$286.03.

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Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will eliminate some color options for its electric cars to streamline production, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday, as the company intensifies its efforts to ramp up production. "Model 3 Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive is now a US$6,000 option, and beginning September 13th we will be removing two paint options". A profitable quarter and massive increase in production could re-focus the Tesla narrative around the company's rapid production growth and improving financial prospects.

Red lights are flashing on Wall Street about Tesla's ability to pay back a pile of debt.

In what could only be described as a dash of irony, Tesla recently received an optimistic outlook from a longtime critic as well. If Tesla does build and deliver more than "twice" as many cars as it did last quarter, that means the company would hit something like 107,000 vehicles.

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Musk has always been very interactive with its audience via his podcasts and seminars but there was something unusual during his latest web appearance. He views the drop off in Tesla shares following controversy over Musk's unapproved tweets regarding a take-private acquisition as overblown. Then, earlier this month, a handful of Tesla executives announced their departure after Musk appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast speaking on topics such as electric airplanes while sipping whiskey and smoking marijuana. They have fallen 29 percent from their August 7 intraday high of $387.46 when Musk tweeted about taking the company private.

This morning, however, it seems the Tesla stock has rebounded and is trading around what it was before the smoking news was released.

Tesla also made headlines on Monday after Baird analyst Ben Kallo called Tesla a "Fresh Pick" (via CNBC). Praised by reviewers, but subject to production delays and reports of inconsistent quality, the vehicle has put pressure on Tesla to prove it can transition from a luxury automaker to a mass-market one.

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