Tesla Can’t Win This One

“Either Tesla loses because the deal is completed or Tesla loses because it not being completed requires losing faith on Elon Musk’s unbelievable promises and infallibility.” Tesla Is Built On Faith Tesla has made many unlikely promises. Things like bringing the Model 3 to fruition already during 2017 and to sell 100k of those cars […]

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SolarCity Destined for Bankrupcy

Why Solar City has a date with destiny. Point 1: Basically: Solar City is deceiving investors. “Stated differently, you can run a company that burns $100s of millions of dollars in cash, yet take on massive amount of debt/leverage, and include this in your definition of free-cash-flow, and Abracadabra you’re a good business. At best […]

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How it Adds Up: Elon’s $4.9 Billion

TESLA MOTORS: $2.391 billion total $1.29 billion — Nevada tax incentives for Gigafactory $45 million — Value of discounted Department of Energy loan $90 million — California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority $517.2 million — Sale of California and other regulatory credits $284 million — Estimated value of federal income tax credits for […]

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Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space. And he’s built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies. Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an […]

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