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Gene Munster - Loup Ventures
Tesla is a controversial story. People don't understand what this company's mission statement is. Most people think of [Tesla] as an electric car company, but their mission statement is to accelerate the globe's transformation to renewable energy, . When you start thinking about that you can see them grabbing market cap from energy companies which are some of the largest market-cap companies.feedback
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May 26 2017
“Both Tesla and SpaceX were very close to dying. SpaceX had our third launch failure: we just barely had enough resources to do a fourth, and if that had failed it would have been curtains. Fortunately, it worked, but even then we weren't quite out of the woods.” said Elon Musk speaking about Tesla. It’s one of the 522 quotes about Tesla you can find on this page. 217 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Jim Cramer, Paresh Jain and Colin Rusch. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Todd Gordon

Tesla put in its high right at $330, but has since been unable to recapture that high as the Nasdaq has broken through.feedback

Richard Gaul

The wave of electric cars will come. [The Germans] are not late. Up to now, there is not a single business case, including Tesla, where they earn money on an electric car.feedback

Hans-Peter Kemser

In Leipzig you can feel the openness to innovation and to new developments.feedback

Markus Schaeffer - Daimler

By 2020 we will have one of the largest battery plants in the world.feedback

Stefan Bratzel

That's a rucksack that makes them slower. Scaling up is possible with the right people on board. But transforming the company in the direction of mobility and autonomous driving is the much more challenging task.feedback

Martin Dulig

Saxony is the pioneer with regards to changes in vehicle production. Our Free State has everything required for these future technologies.feedback

James Hackett

The way that that gets fixed is the nature of the innovation and the ideas making their way into the market. It even sounds a little corny but the stock price is a consequence of the actions we're going to take to make the company more fit, more profitable and a more fun place to work. The biggest challenge I had [at Steelcase], and I will have here, is to have everybody see the future. They can see their opportunity in that. And secondly, that it's our right to win and we don't have to cede that to anybody, Tesla or any of them. I love that challenge because I know how to do that.feedback

Gary Bradshaw - Hodges Capital Management

There's just nothing out there that looks like it will get the stock moving. GM is in the same boat. They don't have a car out there like a Tesla that is getting people excited and saying they need to buy it.feedback

James Hackett

We don't have to cede that to anyone. Not even Tesla.feedback

Catherine D. Wood - Ark

If we are correct and Tesla gets its fair share of the US autonomous taxi market, not to mention China's … then Tesla will be multiples of today's $51 billion market cap in 2020. We are astonished after listening to every Tesla earnings call that no analyst asks about the autonomous taxi network opportunity. Very little of that potential – even if Tesla gets only 10 percent of the $2 trillion global market – has been priced into the stock. Nobody is really expecting that but we think they're going to get closer to 500,000 than most people think.feedback

Richard Ortiz

It's like you died and went to auto-worker heaven, everything feels like the future but us.feedback

Jonathan Galescu

I've seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open. They just send us to work around him while he's still lying on the floor.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I do believe this market cap is higher than we have any right to deserve. We're a money-losing company. This is not some situation where, for example, we are just greedy capitalists who decided to skimp on safety in order to have more profits and dividends and that kind of thing. It's just a question of how much money we lose. And how do we survive? How do we not die and have everyone lose their jobs? I knew people were having a hard time, working long hours, and on hard jobs. I wanted to work harder than they did, to put even more hours in. Because that's what I think a manager should do.feedback

Michael Sanchez - Tesla Motors

You can make it through Monday. You can make it through Tuesday. Come Wednesday, you start to feel something. Thursday is pain. Friday is agonizing. Saturday you're just making it through the day.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

On a risk adjusted return basis, an auto company has to be the dumbest thing you could possibly start. We're trying to do good for the world and we believe in doing the right thing. And that extends to caring about the health and safety of everyone at the company. You really can't have people in the production line itself. Otherwise you'll automatically drop to people speed. There's still a lot of people at the factory, but what they're doing is maintaining the machines, upgrading them, dealing with anomalies. But in the production process itself there essentially would be no people.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I do believe this market cap is higher than we have any right to deserve. We're a money losing company. This is not some situation where, for example, we are just greedy capitalists who decided to skimp on safety in order to have more profits and dividends and that kind of thing. It's just a question of how much money we lose. And how do we survive? How do we not die and have everyone lose their jobs? Tesla is absurdly overvalued if based on the past, but that's irrelevant. A stock price represents risk-adjusted future cash flows.feedback

Richard Ortiz

We're changing the world. I can't wait for my granddaughter to one day go to class and say, My grandfather was in there. I want to use my arm when I'm retired.feedback

Boris von Bormann - Mercedes-Benz

In the future when someone steps into a dealership and they are looking to purchase an EV, they are asking for several solutions and storage will be one of them.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I do believe this market cap is higher than we have any right to deserve. We're a money-losing company. This is not some situation where, for example, we are just greedy capitalists who decided to skimp on safety in order to have more profits and dividends and that kind of thing. It's just a question of how much money we lose. And how do we survive? How do we not die and have everyone lose their jobs? We're doing this because we believe in a sustainable energy future, trying to accelerate the advent of clean transport and clean energy production, not because we think this is a way to get rich.feedback

David Bywater - Vivint Solar

The choice to work with Mercedes-Benz Energy, a world-class innovator in energy storage, was an easy one. We believe their energy storage system is going to delight our customers and are impressed with their ambitious plans for the future. We look forward to bringing this innovative solution to consumers, beginning in our California markets, and to empowering greater renewable energy usage.feedback

Boris von Bormann - Mercedes-Benz

As Mercedes-Benz electrifies its vehicle fleet, solar-plus-storage is essential to enable those vehicles to be powered by clean energy. With batteries featuring the best in automotive engineering from Mercedes-Benz and high-quality solar energy systems from Vivint Solar, our solution allows customers to take the next step toward a sustainable energy future. The launch of our home battery system in Europe has been successful, and we are thrilled to be working with Vivint Solar to bring a reliable and compelling solar-plus-storage offering to American homes.feedback

Mikey Catura

We had an associate on my line, he just kept working, kept working, kept working, next thing you know – he just fell on the ground.feedback

Adam Suarez

No one wants to get a pay cut because they're injured, so everyone just forces themselves to work through it.feedback

Marco Caceres - Teal Group

People can smirk. But it's hard to argue with one success after another. Theoretically SpaceX could be launching dozens of times per year and at prices maybe one-fourth their competitors. There doesn't seem to be anything they're not willing to tackle when it comes to space. They're not just going to sit back and get a bunch of contracts. That's too boring for Elon Musk.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere. You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you're at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.feedback

Lyndon Rive

My skill set and what I love doing is starting and running companies. I can hand off the baton to somebody else and give myself the opportunity to do something else that could also have another impact.feedback

Hakan Samuelsson - Volvo Cars

From today's perspective, we will not develop any more new generation diesel engines. We have just launched a brand new generation of petrol and diesel engines, highlighting our commitment to this technology. As a result, a decision on the development of a new generation of diesel engines is not required. We have to recognize that Tesla (TSLA.O) has managed to offer such a car for which people are lining up. In this area, there should also be space for us, with high quality and attractive design.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

It's a compelling technical breakout [and that] short interest [on the stock] gives you that potential catalyst as well. I like the stock chart.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

Admittedly, this is one of the most divisive stocks on Wall Street. But the stock chart is far more definitive, and for me, it's still a long, with over 20 percent upside from current levels.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Wouldn't you be more inclined to rely on the software and cybersecurity ingenuity of Google, Uber, Didi, Lyft, Amazon, Apple or Tesla (the exception), rather than trusting the digital capabilities of Ford, Toyota, Daimler or BMW?feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

The bull case on Tesla is that it can become the next Amazon or Apple. We see such firms as competitors ultimately. We question whether the risks of going head-to-head vs. the tech giants is sufficiently discounted in the price. We expect much larger and more well capitalized competitors to unveil strategies that directly address sustainable transport and mobility.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

Tesla is a dangerous stock to be short. When they announced the Model 3, BMW saw a 25 percent decrease in the 3 Series. There's clearly a desire by consumers to have this company win.feedback

Gerardo Flintsch

You can buy a Tesla for $120,000, but every two to three hours, you have to stop to charge it. What they're trying in different places, and we'll probably be testing at VTTI, is whether we can charge the vehicle with these induction loops.feedback

John Leonard

But maybe it's kind of like a decentralized space race. Like Sputnik, but between the traditional car companies and their suppliers versus tech companies and their startups.feedback

Chris Brewer - Ford Motor

Come to think about it, who better to develop a self-driving car than a company that's been making cars for more than 100 years?feedback

Steve Kenner - Apple

The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

When you have this installed on your house you will have the best-looking roof in the neighborhood. I think the aesthetics are that good. Most roofs look terrible. These are really the three legs of the stool for a sustainable energy future. Solar power going to a stationary battery pack so you have power at night, and then charging an electric vehicle…you can scale that to all the world's demand.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The problem with solar roofs is they all look awful. That's why they didn't succeed. This is the opposite. It looks better than normal. It will last longer. This is a better product at a slightly better price.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Ultimately we want all of these roofs to be beautiful and to be generating energy from the sun - that's the future that we want. This is tricky, there's a tax code involved. Global warming is a serious crisis and we need to do something about that. We need to make [solar rooftops] as appealing as electric cars have become. The goal is to have solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation, and actually have a total cost that is less than the price of a normal roof plus electricity. Why would you buy anything else?feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

Even these days, the S&P is up 1, but Tesla is up $14 so what we've been saying is this is actually good because it keeps traders at the table. If a trader was just looking at the market, he'd take a long lunch. If he comes in and Priceline has a big move, it keeps traders in the game. Apple's moving, Chipotle is up 9. Regeneron is up $60 in the last two weeks.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

The fascinating thing is you've had the Trump rally without the Trump stocks. U.S. steel, they're going to build new airports and bridges, they need steel. They were supposed to be benefitting. He certainly has helped the market, but I can't believe McDonald's is doing what it did because of Trump. It reminds me of 1991. We went seven or eight months with the market doing nothing.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

The market may not be doing much, but for traders, there are a lot of places to play. It keeps them going, and if you do have something political, or whatever, they're waiting for it.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

McDonald's is up 20 percent. It has nothing to do with Republicans, independents, or Russians. I think what's happening is this market is doing what it's doing, and Trump has helped in some ways but not very consistently and not on an ongoing basis. You look at Goldman Sachs, it's down from $250. He's been a boost to some stocks but not necessarily the names associated with his programs.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

My attitude all along has been it's going to be a steady grind upwards, and nothing dramatic.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

I think the market is fine. Just because it's not rip-roaring doesn't mean you're not making money and one of the great secrets of this market is active funds are outperforming ... what they are doing is they are picking stocks ... and there are stocks to be picked. There are things to do that are going to keep the traders active, so if somebody lights a fire, they're already at the table. What's the next black swan? I don't know, but what I do know – the whole idea that the market needs a catalyst is a bad cliche.feedback

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass. We are confident that in this new world we will become a market leader. [Tesla] is a competitor we take seriously. Tesla comes from a high-priced segment, however they are moving down. It's our ambition, with our new architecture, to stop them there, to rein them in.feedback

George Galliers

In other words, Tesla has the potential to achieve margins that are double those of US peers today.feedback

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

The entire electric fleet, is to be profitable from the very beginning.feedback

Ismario Gonzalez - AES Energy Storage

I call South Australia the 'perfect storm' opportunity for energy storage. The analogy I like to use is: that's a Tesla car with no wheels and no battery, no interconnection.feedback

Nadia Marrufo

It's a project that has a big future, these are the cars of the new era.feedback

Aswatch Damodaran

I think there are two games going on with Tesla. There's a pricing game, which obviously is driven by mood and momentum and that's been pushing Tesla up. They have to deliver about $100 billion in revenue in a decade. They've got to be able to do that while delivering tech company margins and investing like a tech company. Can they pull it off? Some people seem to believe they can. I am skeptical, but I think there is a way to get to that valuation.feedback

Jim Suva - Citigroup Global Markets

We identified a handful of potential M&A targets. Three are media firms: Netflix, Disney and Hulu. Three are video game developers: Activision, Electronic Arts and Take-Two. And, one is an auto maker: Tesla. Each target confers some strategic benefit to Apple. Like Apple, Netflix is global, has no non-core assets (like Disney) and is disrupting the global video ecosystem. Apple could help accelerate this disruption.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

There will also be little things that come along like free frozen yogurt stands scattered around the factory and my personal favorite: a Tesla electric pod car roller coaster.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We thought it was important that Tesla become, in part, a German company.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Tesla is absurdly overvalued if based on the past, but that's irrelevant. A stock price represents risk-adjusted future cash flows.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We have seen a belief among some that Model 3 is the newest and more advanced generation of Model S. This is not correct. Model S will always have more range, more acceleration, more power, more passenger cargo room, more displays (two), and more customization choices, and Model S, X and 3 will all have equivalent Autopilot functionality. We will continue to clearly communicate these distinctions to avoid any misperceptions.feedback

Jim Cramer

While you might think a business that relies on retailers would be in trouble here, the company has had a lot of success expanding into all sorts of digital channels, and that's where the consumers are spending their money these days. I think this widely misunderstood stock could have a lot more, not a little, but a lot more upside. If you're an analyst, I think the only way to handle an Elon Musk conference call is to take some mind altering drugs so you can really tune in and turn on the whole psychedelic story.feedback

Jim Cramer

So, just in case you thought there was an inventory problem, just in case you thought there was a demand problem, just in case you thought he was off course in market cap, just when you thought that he was maybe hyping for production, the one thing you do know is you can't short this stock now, because by year-end, you have to figure Musk could be saying that he's going to make a million cars in China by 2020 – at least aspirationally – and you'll be hit by one of the biggest short-squeezes in history.feedback

Jim Cramer

Normally, I could be totally delusional' is not a phrase you want to hear from a CEO, but Musk has enough confidence to pull it off.feedback

Brad Erickson

Either Model S demand is getting hit by a pause in front of the Model 3 (less negative) or the Model 3 reservation list is inflated with orders that will not convert when the true identity of the car is discovered (more negative).feedback

Jeffrey Osborne - Cowen and Company

We believe investors... walk[ed] away from the call somewhat disappointed as management provided little insight on the Model 3 ramp or Model S/X orders. While the Model 3 looks to be on time for a July launch, commentary around S vs 3 confusion among customers is concerning.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I intend to be actively involved with Tesla for the rest of my life. Hopefully stopping before I get senile or too crazy, I don't know.feedback

Brian Johnson

A couple years ago when the stock was at $200 … you outlined a scenario where you could get to $700 billion in market cap. That's about where Apple was at the time. We're two years later, you're obviously close to the Model 3 launch, how are you looking at that?feedback

David Einhorn

We're skeptical that the company will be able to mass market its Model 3 at volumes and margins that justify the current valuation. The enthusiasm for Tesla and other bubble basket stocks is reminiscent of the March 2000 dot-com bubble. While we don't know exactly when the bubble will pop, it eventually will.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Yeah, I don't think they want to have that conversation, Adam. At least I've not heard any indication that they do. Obviously Apple continues to make some great products and, yeah, I mean, I use their phone and their laptop, it's cool.feedback

Ryan Brinkman - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

We continue to be cautious relative to the potential for a slower-than-guided start to Model 3 assembly, and newly believe that the potential for Model 3 pre-orders cancellations may increasingly become a point of investor concern.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Yeah I don't think they want to have that conversation. I've at least not heard any indication that they do. I'd be very concerned in any kind of acquisition scenario, whoever it is, that we would become distracted from that task which has always been the driving goal of Tesla.feedback

Karl Brauer

Tesla is on the verge of a major transition. This makes the last 3 months of financial performance far less critical than the next 3-to-6 months. Today's earnings report will provide elements of Tesla's long-term progress, but the rest of 2017 will truly define the company's long-term viability.feedback

Brian Johnson

The stock seems so disconnected from any form of fundamentals, and right now is purely driven by momentum – making earnings less relevant.feedback

Toni Sacconaghi

You effectively have to believe that Tesla becomes BMW or Mercedes in size with superior profit margins to justify the valuation. The big debate is: can they do that? I think if you look at the hard economics, it is tough to believe that the Model 3 will be a really profitable car, given where they are priced at.feedback

David Einhorn

No one thought they could build an electric car, no one thought a new car company could start in the US and manufacture in the US, and they did it.feedback

David Einhorn

So I can see both sides, but I don't agree with the contention that this is something reminiscent of the bubble we saw in the late 90's.feedback

Dan Nathan

I really think you're going to have a check back to around the $300 level – the breakout level from just a couple of weeks ago.feedback

David Einhorn

Investors remain hypnotized by Tesla's CEO ... The enthusiasm for Tesla and other bubble basket stocks is reminiscent of the March 2000 dotcom bubble. While we don't know exactly when the bubble pop, it eventually will.feedback

David Einhorn

GM trades at a significant discount to its intrinsic value despite the company's strong operating performance. We generally avoid public activism, but in this case management has misrepresented our idea, and we think our fellow shareholders deserve an opportunity of new way the merits of our plan for themselves. For the time being, investors remain hypnotized by Tesla's CEO. We're skeptical that the company will be able to mass market its Model 3 at volumes and margins and justify the current valuation.feedback

Efraim Levy

You are taking an existing core technology and leveraging it to another market.feedback

Colin Rusch - Oppenheimer Holdings

We believe manufacturing efficiency is critical for long-term earnings power and execution on Tesla's plans to become the world's leading manufacturing company.feedback

Efraim Levy

We are looking for information on the production schedule for the Model 3, because that is the linchpin of any thesis about the stock. The timing, the success, of that model is critical for them to justify the current stock price, or really, any stock price.feedback

Colin Langan - UBS

At our estimate of $155/kWh battery pack cost in 2025, the Model 3 will still cost about $7,000 more to build than an equivalent ICE vehicle.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

If you can jack up the power to the machine substantially, I think you can get at least a factor of two, maybe a factor of four or five improvement on top of that. Currently he's capable of going 14 times faster than a tunnel boring machine. We want to beat Gary. He's not a patient little fellow. That will be victory. Victory is beating the snail. There's no real length limit. This is basically interns and people doing it part time.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

When I was driving the test prototype for the first truck, it's really weird, because you're driving around, and you're so nimble, and you're in this giant truck. I drove it around the parking lot. I was like 'This is crazy.' Driving this giant truck and sort of making these mad maneuvers.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Absolutely this is what will happen: so there will be a shared autonomy fleet where you buy your car, and you can an choose to use that car exclusively, you could choose have it be used only by friends and family, only by other drivers who are rated five stars, you can choose to share it some times but not other times. That's 100 percent what will occur, it's just a question of when.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The deepest mines are much deeper than the tallest buildings are tall, so you can alleviate any arbitrary level of open congestion with a 3D tunnel network. We need to have at least a 10-fold improvement in the cost per mile of tunneling. A single-lane tunnel would have to be 26 or 28 feet in diameter to allow for emergency vehicles and ventilation for combustion engine cars.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The real trick of it is how you make it work [more than] 99.9% of the time, because say if a car crashes one in a thousand times then you're probably still not going to be comfortable falling asleep. And you shouldn't be, certainly. It's never going to be perfect, no system is going to be perfect.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The Model 3 is on track to start limited vehicle production in July and to steadily ramp production to exceed 5,000 vehicles per week at some point in the fourth quarter and 10,000 vehicles per week at some point in 2018.feedback

David Pachter

But not every company has an Elon Musk. It combines class-winning and leading, ummm, you know, technology and stuff.feedback

Todd Gordon

I really like how the stock's acting into earnings. Looks like if earnings do come out as expected, which is quite strong, you could be moving up towards the upper end around $330 in Tesla.feedback

Bradley Wyble

We don't understand the input/output part...the brain has a lot of competing ideas and only some get shared with the outside world. Think of the difference between looking for your car keys and seeing a bear running through your house. People have been working on this for decades...and still don't know what algorithm the brain is using.feedback

Graeme Moffat

The resolution of invasive (research) is orders of magnitude better. No one has ever thrown the resources at this problem that Facebook plans to.feedback

Andrew Pruszynksi

It's exciting that these people think it's a problem worth solving, but I'm highly skeptical that we'll be putting these in healthy people within 10 years. Trying to get accurate info out of the brain is very difficult.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

We are not convinced that the shareholders of typical auto companies will reward those firms for deploying capital to develop technologies and business models that may be diametrically opposed to their prevailing and profitable businesses.feedback

Steve Kenner - Apple

The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.feedback

Uwe Herzig

In November we were told that everything would remain the same, and then on March 31 we were surprised to hear that he will retire. We want additional guarantees given in more formal ways as an additional assurance to the workforce some parts of which need reassuring given the recent changes.feedback

Michael Dunne

Winning in China gets much easier when the [Communist] Party is on your side.feedback

Doug Patton - SAE International

There are many more jobs than engineers, this is an engineering problem across the board.feedback

Ron Harbour - Oliver Wyman

He's pushing the envelope to see how much time and cost he can take out of the process.feedback

John Murphy

We believe the SolarCity acquisition introduces material risks to the longer-term viability of TSLA, while the recent capital raise only serves to further dilute potential shareholder value.feedback

Jake Fisher - General Motors

When we purchased our latest test car, we were assured automatic emergency braking would be enabled by the end of 2016. We've been waiting for this important safety feature- which is standard equipment on (many) much cheaper cars.feedback

Regina Dugan - Facebook

We'd all be better off if we looked up [from our keyboards and smartphones] more often.feedback

Michael Sanchez - Tesla Motors

You can't fix problems if you're not allowed to talk about them. The confidentiality agreement we were required to sign went too far. We should have the right to distribute information to our co-workers without intimidation.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

You're already digitally superhuman. The thing that would change is the interface – having a high-bandwidth interface to your digital enhancements. There are a bunch of concepts in your head that then your brain has to try to compress into this incredibly low data rate called speech or typing. If you have two brain interfaces, you could actually do an uncompressed direct conceptual communication with another person.feedback

Daniel Kirchert - Tesla Motors

We will be competitive because we produce the car locally. In the end, it's really about how premium you are. That's the real challenge.feedback

Qi Lu - Baidu

An open, innovative industry ecosystem initiated by Baidu will accelerate the development of autonomous driving in the U.S. and other developed automotive markets.feedback

Alexander Potter - Piper Jaffray

First, we don't know how much Tesla's Class 8 vehicle will cost – or how well it will perform.feedback

Robin Chase

If we share rides in shared cars, we will only need 10 percent of the cars we have today. We have the ability to eliminate congestion, transform the livability of cities, make it possible to travel quickly and safely from A to B for the price of a bus ticket, improve the quality of our air, and make a significant dent in reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.feedback

Jeffrey Gundlach

As a car company alone, Tesla is a crazy high valuation. As a battery company – one that expands and innovates substantially – maybe the valuation can work.feedback

Michael Farr

Investors were asked to employ a 'creative' valuation methodology. I think that means that when the numbers don't make any sense, one should ignore them and focus on other things. It's like being told to 'ignore the flames coming out of that airplane, I'm sure your trip will be fine.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

This investor group should buy Ford stock. Their governance is amazing. Besides, I already said we'd add more independent members during SCTY merger. Will announce soon, but this group has nothing to do with it.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Besides, I already said we'd add more independent members during [Solar City] merger. Will announce soon, but this group has nothing to do with it.feedback

Chris Anderson - 3D Robotics

The funny thing is half these guys actually work for Google, they just don't work for the autonomous car division. He's got great computer vision skills, great artificial intelligence skills, but doesn't happen to be on the autonomous car team so this is what he does for fun. We're competing with Google and Tesla – and they don't suck – so what can we possibly do as amateurs that they can't do?feedback

David Whiston - Morningstar

The market cares more about the potential new market value of the other businesses Tesla is in than about real profits and cash flow. Right now there is nothing to slow Tesla's momentum. They could pass Honda, too.feedback

Bob Lutz - General Motors

Somehow it's levitating. Elon Musk is the greatest salesman in the world. He paints this vision of an unlimited future, aided and abetted by some analysts. It's like Elon Musk has been beamed down from another planet to show us mortals how to run a company.feedback

Bob Lutz - General Motors

Their upside on pricing is limited. Everybody else sells electric vehicles at a loss. The puts a ceiling on your possible pricing. It's a constant cash drag. They're highly dependent on federal government and state incentives for money. They have capital raises all the time. Mercedes, BWM, Volkswagen, GM, Audi and Porsche are all coming out with 300-mile [range] electric luxuries.feedback

David Whiston - Morningstar

Right now, nobody seems to care about balance-sheet risk. The market doesn't seem to be concerned about cash-flow risk. People are looking at the potential, and the old-fashioned analysis of fundamentals aren't seen as important.feedback

David Whiston - Morningstar

The market seems to be thrilled. The thinking seems to be that this could be the next Amazon or Apple, and people want to get in early.feedback

Jeffrey Gundlach

As a car company alone, Tesla is crazy high valuation. As a battery company -- one that expands and innovates substantially -- maybe the valuation can work.feedback

David Sullivan

It's one of the strangest things I have ever seen. Wall Street being patient and rewarding a company that keeps losing money, quarter after quarter.feedback

Mike Jackson

What would impress me about Tesla? Selling vehicles at a profit would be very impressive. Giving away vehicles at below what it costs you to make them is not very exciting. It is underappreciated that gasoline is affordable in the U.S. as far as the eye can see.feedback

Alexander Potter - Piper Jaffray

We have driven a Tesla for seven months in preparation for this report, and after conducting investor meetings with the company last week, we're finally ready to take a stand. The multiple will likely exhibit sensitivity to Model 3 production headlines, and any setbacks might cause substantial volatility (a.k.a. buying opportunities).feedback

Matthew Stover - Susquehanna Financial

The market is willing to say I'm going to value you based on what I think your future potential is, and it could be off of what you think they could make selling cars, what they could make selling batteries, what they could make selling solar or what they could make as a mobility company. Everything is on the table, and it's all speculative.feedback

Bob Lutz - General Motors

This is the ultimate bubble, which is doomed to burst. Tesla cars are fine, but the business model is not.feedback

Alexander Potter - Piper Jaffray

Even with all the risks, we think growth investors can't afford to ignore this stock. Our model implies TSLA will miss its 500k production target in 2018, but with deliveries of 750k+ the following year, this hardly matters.feedback

Mark Reuss

No one is going to believe we are for real until we successfully go through a downturn, and go through it well. We have to prove it.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

They have no choice but to keep focusing on what makes money, and that's selling pickup trucks and S.U.V.s.feedback

Mark Reuss

We are spending money on the future, whether it is in mobility, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence or electrification. Years ago, G.M. was fixated on the next quarter or the next year – and not the next 10 years.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

Tesla is viewed as a high-tech start-up driven by lots of stock speculation, while G.M. is an old-line industrial business with lots of institutional investors.feedback

Bonny Simi - JetBlue Airways

Think of it as Tesla of the air. [Or] think of it as an electric bus in the air. It's that type of transformation. We're very excited about where this is going. It's still very early, of course. We now have a seat at the table at what we believe is going to be an amazing change.feedback

Bruce Greenwald

Is Tesla going to dominate its industry? That's the key question. When it comes to the global auto industry, no one ever has, and in all likelihood, no one ever will.feedback

Bruce Greenwald

It's nuts. Investors believe it's going to dominate a market that no company has ever dominated before.feedback

David Salguero

We are on track to begin manufacturing the Lucid Air in Casa Grande, Arizona, in the first half of 2019.feedback

Michael Harley - Kelley Blue Book

One could argue that Lucid, Faraday Future, Karma, Nio and all of the countless others aren't in this to turn profits. Most are simply trying to demonstrate viable electric vehicle technology that puts them in a position to be purchased by an automaker that needs to meet ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) regulations.feedback

Michael Harley - Kelley Blue Book

While each of those start-ups are run by individuals who don't shy from the spotlight, none of those companies are headed by a successful entrepreneur who is continuously challenging, and changing, the world like Elon Musk.feedback

Jeff Schuster - LMC Automotive

Tesla has a target on its back, not only from traditional automakers but also these start-ups. But it'll be a challenge. Tesla now has critical mass and funding.feedback

James Montier

You had better believe its story, as that is all you have.feedback

Jim Cramer

Tesla isn't worth more than Ford. It's just that there are institutions who are willing to pay more for Tesla's stock than for Ford's right now, and that's the key issue here.feedback

Jim Cramer

If any of Bioverativ's competitors seem like they're onto something, this stock could get pounded. We're entering an extended period where we could potentially get lots of good news about the competition, and no real, significant news about Bioverativ's own pipeline. That's not good. Those are the ones who buy Tesla stock every day and many other growth stocks that to you seem overvalued.feedback

Jeffrey Gundlach

With inflation falling in the months ahead, pressure for higher yields is reduced. The bear case will need another narrative because CPI (the consumer price index) will be back below 2 (percent). As a car company alone, Tesla is crazy high valuation. As a battery company - one that expands and innovates substantially - maybe the valuation can work.feedback

Jim Cramer

Since then, justifiably, the stock's been off to the races because that money and the sheer size of the Chinese investor gives the entrepreneurial CEO Elon Musk plenty of breathing room to reach his goal of producing 500,000 cars a year by the end of 2018.feedback

Jim Cramer

The bottom line is this: you need to stop being hung up on the valuation of individual stocks. Right now, Tesla and a bunch of other biotech, social, mobile and cloud stocks are being bid up furiously by these growth hounds. If they're right, they'll get even more money in and they'll keep buying their favorites, no doubt including Tesla.feedback

Jim Cramer

He's not deterred by the losses because he's thinking, Hey, judging by those revenues, there's relentless demand for what Tesla makes. As long as Tesla doesn't run out of money, it can keep making cars and charging a fortune for those cars, so eventually, it will make a killing. Emphasis on 'eventually.feedback

Jim Cramer

Not only that, but given how weak Ford's sales have been this year ... and how many incentives the automakers have had to offer to sell vehicles, it's entirely possible that we're in what's known as peak auto sales. If that's the case, then 2017 could be a down year for Ford. Those are the ones who buy Tesla stock every day and many other growth stocks that to you seem overvalued.feedback

Eddy Elfenbein

This is where the future is going. All these metrics don't work. All these metrics would have been true a year or two ago, but Tesla has fought the shorts every way.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

Regardless what you think about the valuation, this stock is not going to get beat by a spreadsheet. This is a great technical setup, and it's only gotten better here. We now have a very decisive breakout of that trading range; that gets us to $320 in the short term. Let's call it $280 on the high end, $180 on the low end, you tack $100 on top … that gets you to $380 over time. So, [for] Tesla, there's still food on the table here. I still like this stock. In fact, I like it even more on the breakout.feedback

Eddy Elfenbein

Tesla was burning through tremendous amounts of cash; now they have one of the largest companies in the world, the most valuable company in China backstopping them and giving them a foothold into the Chinese market. Tesla's an excellent buy right now.feedback

Andrew Stewart

It's almost like Tesla is positioned in people's minds as an energy storage company that happens to put most of its batteries on wheels.feedback

Walt Mossberg

I admire Tesla and @elonmusk, but this is the billionth example of why stock market valuations don't reflect reality. Exactly. Tesla is absurdly overvalued if based on the past, but that's irrelevant. A stock price represents risk-adjusted future cash flows.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

In our opinion, Tesla may be downplaying the role of the all-new hardware architecture of the Model 3 in terms of improved occupant and pedestrian safety to avoid cannibalization of demand of the other models (i.e. S and X) that do not have the new hardware architecture.feedback

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I really like Earth. So any space trip I take, I'm double checking that there's sufficient funds for me to return. Also, I'm not taking that trip until Elon Musk send[s] his mother and brings her back alive. Then I'm good for it.feedback

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I really like Earth. So any space trip I take, I'm double checking that there's sufficient funds for me to return. Also, I'm not taking that trip until Elon Musk send his mother and brings her back alive. Then I'm good for it. Any demonstration of rocket reusability is a good thing. When we fly on a Boeing 747 across great distances, we don't throw it away and roll out a new one. Reusability is arguably the most fundamental feature of affordable expensive things.feedback

Jessica Caldwell - Edmunds.com

A worry on the horizon is the Trump administration's stance on the tax credits.feedback

Jessica Caldwell - Edmunds.com

Sales have been good for Tesla in the last three months, but the Model 3 will be their biggest challenge yet as I imagine most of their company resources are focused on that vehicle.feedback

Christian Hochfeld - Agora

The industry is at a crossroads. German car companies have had their heads in the sand. They cannot compete with companies like Tesla, or with China, which will determine the future markets for the car. The Chinese market is 23 million cars a year. In Germany it is 3-4 million.feedback

Todd Gordon

If the trade doesn't play out, no problem. We're not going to have max loss of premium; we can contain some of the capital that we've outlaid and salvage some of that premium.feedback

Todd Gordon

We look to be breaking a range in Tesla, and it looks like with this next leg up in the bull market, Tesla can get us done. Options markets are pricing a 68 percent chance that Tesla will be between $317 and $240 at the expiration of the [May options] we're looking at.feedback

Tasha Keeney - Ark

I think Tencent likely wanted exposure to a company that was growing very quickly in electric and autonomous vehicles. We think the autonomous mobility as a service market could be $10 trillion in gross sales globally by the early 2030s, and companies like Tesla or Baidu could take a cut of that.feedback

Peter Lee - Microsoft Research

We have talked to many companies that have produced motor-type products to see if they could adjust their product to fit our needs, and all of them could not do it. If Elon Musk said 'hey, we have some capacity to build URB-E batteries,' we would be there in a second.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Our work on used car value is focused on the technological obsolescence of the 250 million cars on US roads today – $2 trillion worth of cars. Tesla's cars can get better because they can learn. They put in that equipment so that the vehicle five years from now is much more superhuman and much better than the one that is just learning and watching right now. Our used car thesis is that in a five-year period, we are running scenarios of used car value being off by as much as 50 percent.feedback

Kevin Carter

If it weren't for Tesla, I don't think the state of the electric car market would be anywhere close to where it is. Everyone is working on the electric car now, and almost everyone's working on the self-driving car, but the actual hardware of it [is made primarily by] BYD, Tesla. Who knows how this plays out? There's lots of things getting stirred together in this pot, lots of players, lots of money.feedback

Brendan Ahern

In general, Tesla's done very well in China. There's a lot of effort in electric cars in China to help address the pollution issue.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

We think that Tesla is morphing into more of a transportation company using vehicle machines sold today as a funding strategy to become something much much bigger, not tapping into hundreds of thousands or millions of cars, but more billions, hundreds of billions of miles.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Well, we think the electric cars for private use really are ... for human driving pleasure for wealthier individuals. That's why it's so important that in the shared model where you're not driving 10,000 miles a year, but 50 or 100 in a fleet operation, then the economics of electrification you can get that pay back period under three years. That's the game changer – shared.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

We think the Model 3 will feature hardware and software that provide a level of active safety that could significantly lead all other cars on sale today and could, if the company achieves its goal, be an order of magnitude (i.e. 10x) safer than the average car on the road. According to nearly every OEM we talk to, safety is the number 1 determinant of car purchases. Look for safety to be the 'ah-hah!' moment for this car due to launch this year.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Vehicle safety is even getting more attention in social media and from regulators because of the spikes in fatalities, up over 20 percent in this country over the past two years. It seems like the only thing progressing faster than the pace of machine learning is the pace of human unlearning. We're getting dumber faster than the cars are getting smarter.feedback

Marco Smit

We have plenty of space to build such a factory, our two seaports (Delfzijl and Eemshaven) supply infrastructure, we are close to big markets like Germany. In the Netherlands Tesla can make profitable tax deals and most importantly for Tesla, we can supply green energy.feedback

Peter Rawlinson

Ultimately we can generate up to 2,000 new jobs directly and maybe five times that number indirectly as a consequence of our plant in that state. Because the electric powertrain is so compact … we're able to tease out more space within the car package to make it roomier on the inside, and much more comfortable and engaging an environment for passengers and driver alike.feedback

Fred Ligouri - Chevrolet

If you look back at any of the awards the car the won, look at some of the early customer enthusiasm around the car, look at the dealer enthusiasm around the car, Bolt EV is on track to bring a lot of new buyers not only to the Bolt EV nameplate, but also the Chevrolet family.feedback

Colin Langan - UBS

This is at the low end of the $1-2bn we expected and could imply another raise later if the Model 3 is delayed. If the launch is delayed (note the Model 3 beta prototype is not yet approved by the board), cash burn would be worse, putting them close to the $1bn cushion they need. Liquidity and cash burn remain key near-term risks, and investors may grow weary of continued raises as this is the second capital raise in a year.feedback

Genevieve Cullen

The program does what it was designed to do. It creates jobs, it promotes U.S. manufacturing and it helps build our lead in the global advanced technology race. Those are all things that this administration supports.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

It helped move them to the next step. It wouldn't be devastating for this to go away because it came into being at a very different time.feedback

Jim Cramer

I am concerned that Dorsey's a rich part-time CEO. He is also the CEO of Square, which is really pretty ridiculous when you consider how poorly Twitter is performing. Maybe his buy is much ado about nothing. Let's put it this way: neither man needed to buy. But with both, I want to wait and see because neither company's making money and there's a lot more that could go wrong with these two companies than the others we have gone over.feedback

Mike Cannon-Brookes - Atlassian

Someone's got to plug these things in, connect it to the grid, do the maintenance, plan the facility, do the economics, there's a lot of other pieces here that need to happen.feedback

Mike Cannon-Brookes - Atlassian

I don't know what the definition of 'politics sorted out' was, there wasn't really a plan there, but we've now had the various premiers and the prime minister talking to Elon on the phone talking about storage. I don't think it will be challenging to get the funds for at least one, if not more, large-scale battery installations.feedback

Jim Cramer

You'll notice that on January 5th, right as this rally began to heat up, we got exactly the kind of crossover Boroden's talking about: Facebook's five-day exponential moving average, the blue line, went above its 13-day exponential moving average, the red line. Since then, the stock's been red-hot, running more than 20 points. For Boroden, that's a classic sell signal, and if you'd followed it, you would've been able to get out of this stock when it was still in the $270s, roughly 20 bucks higher than where it is now.feedback

Jim Cramer

But every now and this methodology will guide you to a sustained bull run like we've had in Facebook and Apple, or you'll sidestep a sell-off like the one Tesla was getting hammered by, at least until today.feedback

Jay Weatherill

Today, SA takes hold of its energy future. We have a national electricity market which is failing not only SA but failing the nation. We want as much local content as possible. We also need to put in the balance the reputational effect of attracting an international player of the size of Elon Musk to SA. These are all things that we are going to balance.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Just spoke with Premier of South Australia (Jay Weatherill). Very impressed. Govt is clearly committed to a smart, quick solution. Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?feedback

Mark Butler

[There's] a bit of a way to go on this I think but a really exciting exercise of leadership by the South Australian government. Further discussions between [Mr Musk] and the South Australian premier should be encouraged.feedback

Jon McNeill - Tesla Motors

Even though we reduced part wait times, we continued to dig into the body shop complaints. What we found was astounding – cars sat at body shops for weeks and sometimes months before the body shops took action and, more often than not, the body shops blaming Tesla for parts delays were the very shops that hadn't even ordered parts or started the repair. We are applying brute force to this immediately.feedback

Josh Frydenberg

The government stands ready through ARENA and the CEFC to work with companies with serious proposals to support the deployment of more storage.feedback

Oliver Yates

We have been talking with a number of large-scale battery providers about potential storage solutions, including in South Australia. To the extent Tesla is interested, we'll also talk with them.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?feedback

Toni Sacconaghi

Tesla has struggled to have healthy gross margins on the Model S and Model X today, and they sell for $100,000 on average.feedback

Toni Sacconaghi

We have seen this pattern play out before (with AAPL, NFLX, AMZN), where a single company triggers a sea change in outlook among consumers and, eventually, among traditional incumbents, who further validate the shift. Our experience is that consumer technology disruptions occur much more quickly than is typically expected. We believe that EVs [electric vehicles] could be 40 percent of the auto market in 20 years and over 50 percent by 2050.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

At this time, we ascribe zero value to Tesla shares from this business. We take this view due to the uncertain economic and regulatory forces facing the energy business, particularly the solar business.feedback

David Ige

As a state, we know how to generate power. For us, the challenge has been storing that power to use at night. Now we can do that.feedback

Roger Lanctot - Strategy Analytics

You have a lot of car companies trying to design cars to be better suited to automation, which means they're more attractive to hackers.feedback

Jim Cramer

Given that GM is selling its money-losing Opel division, I couldn't agree with Moreno more.feedback

Peter Carlsson - Tesla Motors

We are not competing with Tesla because they are not going to sell batteries, but we do share a very strong vision which is that it is hugely important to accelerate our society away from its addiction to fossil fuels.feedback

Peter Carlsson - Tesla Motors

I am very optimistic that we can attract both industrial investors as well as institutional investors. We hope to close the major investment in just over a year, but we have already begun talking to companies and institutions that could be leading players in the process.feedback

Paolo Cerruti

We are not going to fill the plant only with automotive. Not because we don't think it is possible, but we don't think it is a good idea to depend heavily on one vertical, and only one.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I had to decide whether to invest in Tesla and basically divest of all my other assets to do that, going to the point of bankruptcy and so forth. Having a broad network of investors is something that I've decided to do, you know, for all my businesses, because you want a good syndicate of folks around you when things are tough. I think even if you could do all your own funding you should go through the hard work of getting investors because the other thing investors do is that they give you true market feedback on whether what you're doing is correct.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think it's another thing I've learned since 2008 – we were self-funding so much of our businesses back then, and I'll never do that again.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Most of our funding comes from local communities. If what we're doing isn't actually impactful then that funding will dry up. And so it's good to have outside funding, because it gives you accountability that what you're doing is actually really important and effective.feedback

Colin Langan - UBS

So for full adoption of EVs in the future, some consumers will need to rely on these networks.feedback

AJ Vandermeyden - Tesla Motors

Until somebody stands up, nothing is going to change. I'm an advocate of Tesla. I really do believe they are doing great things. That said, I can't turn a blind eye if there's something fundamentally wrong going on.feedback

David Tamberrino

We expect to see pressure on shares as we progress through the year, as cash burn intensifies and the ramp of Model 3 volumes proves to be slower and flatter than assumed in guidance/consensus.feedback

Jim Cramer

The stock would have been up today if it weren't for these comments. Musk is prepping you for a secondary though, and it sounds like the street will be very ready after that last home run off an offering. In true Elon Musk style, he didn't exactly put to bed the notion of merging Tesla and SpaceX. Given Musk's legion of fans, they would probably cheer if he combined cars and rockets, too.feedback

Colin Rusch - Oppenheimer Holdings

This is an incentive-driven story, and we have to look five, 10 years out. But at some point you have to come back to reality. Are you generating real returns on capital? The real story is about whether they will get the Model 3 out on time and what the leverage is.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

According to our financial plan, no capital needs to be raised for the Model 3 but we get very close to the edge. We're considering a number of options but I think it probably makes sense to raise capital to reduce risk.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think it makes sense to raise capital to reduce risk.feedback

Mark B. Spiegel - Stanphyl Capital Management

That growth story's over before the massive luxury electric competition arrives, which happens in like 12 to 18 months. Tesla is spending about $80,000 to build each car now. There is no way in the world it will be able to build and sell a Model 3 that starts at $35,000 without losing a ton of money on it.feedback

James Albertine - Consumer Edge Research

The vertical integration here is what GM and Ford were 100 years ago and why they worked 100 years ago. It's why the Model S is the Apple iPhone to everybody else's competitive dynamic here on the electric vehicle front.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We also understand manufacturing a lot better than we did in the past. There are really only disadvantages for someone to want the UAW.feedback

Brian Johnson

The recent run-up in Tesla stock has less to do, in our view, with anything around the near-term financials, and more to do with the nearly superhero status of Elon Musk.feedback

Jack Nerad

I would think one thing a lot of people of might largely ignore is the leap it takes – and it is a big leap, across a gorge really – to go from being a specialty manufacturer of high end electrics to being a high volume seller. You have a lot of spinning plates. Actually building the car is not the most difficult of tricks you have to pull off.feedback

Mike Khouw

[Options prices have] gotten cheaper interestingly, and that's just because the stock hasn't done much on earnings lately. If you were to try to reach and press a bullish bet, wouldn't it make more sense to use the options and spend $2, $3 than reach out for the stock and pay $280?feedback

Mark Cuban

I'm willing to bet that these companies building new plants ... this will lead to fewer people being employed. People aren't going to have jobs. How does [Trump] deal with displaced workers?feedback

Dennis Williams

It's uncharacteristic of Elon to attack his employees without knowing the facts.feedback

Colin Langan - UBS

We struggle to understand the run-up, particular as Q4 deliveries missed, though positive spin on the Musk-Trump relationship, reconfirmed Model 3 launch timing, and expectations of new reveals (including more autonomous features) are likely factors. We remain cautious with expected accelerated cash burn ahead of the Model 3 launch … [and] negative earnings revisions with the inclusion of SCTY.feedback

Ronald Baron - Baron Capital

Forty percent of the electricity in the United states is used by single-family houses. If you put a [Tesla] car in the garage, that car uses 30 percent of the electricity of the house. In order to sell the [electric] cars you have to ... have an increase in power.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output. Some high bandwidth interface to the brain will be something that helps achieve a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence and maybe solves the control problem and the usefulness problem.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Tell me the story of your life and the decisions that you made along the way and why you made them and also tell me about some of the most difficult problems you worked on and how you solved them. People that really solved the problem, they know exactly how they solved it they know the little details.feedback

Jose Moran

A lot of workers believe we have a right for union representation and a right to represent ourselves and our own interest. We don't believe the company is doing that for us. A lot of people have been ... shaking my hand, congratulating me. Glad that someone spoke up. Tesla workers are fed up.feedback

Jose Moran

Employees "spend more time at work than at home.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Our understanding is that this guy was paid by the UAW to join Tesla and agitate for a union. He doesn't really work for us, he works for the UAW. Tesla is the last car company left in California, because costs are so high. The UAW killed NUMMI and abandoned the workers at our Fremont plant in 2010. They have no leg to stand on. Total compensation is higher for a given level of seniority when factoring in stock grants.feedback

Jose Moran

Many of us have been talking about unionizing, and have reached out to the United Auto Workers for support... But at the same time, management actions are feeding workers' fears about speaking out. Recently, every worker was required to sign a confidentiality policy that threatens consequences if we exercise our right to speak out about wages and working conditions.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Our understanding is that this guy was paid by the UAW to join Tesla and agitate for a union. He doesn't really work for us, he works for the UAW. Frankly, I find this attack to be morally outrageous. Tesla is the last car company left in California, because costs are so high.feedback

Ben Kallo - Robert W. Baird & Co.

We are buyers ahead of Q4 results. We expect updates on the Model 3 and Gigafactory production ramps on the call, which we believe will drive shares higher. We expect less focus on the SCTY acquisition, although there may be short-term noise as expectations are calibrated. We believe the Q4 report is another de-risking event, and recommend investors own shares.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Many in America don't realize how proud they should be of the legal system. Not perfect, but nowhere is the cause of justice better served. At my request, the agenda for yesterday's White House meeting went from not mentioning the travel ban to having it be first and foremost. In addition, I again raised climate. I believe this is doing good, so will remain on council & keep at it. Doing otherwise would be wrong.feedback

Dmitri Dolgov - Google

This four-fold improvement reflects the significant work we've been doing to make our software and hardware more capable and mature. And because we're creating a self-driving car that can take you from door to door, almost all our time has been spent on complex urban or suburban streets. This has given us valuable experience sharing the road safely with pedestrians and cyclists, and practicing advanced maneuvers such as making unprotected left turns and traversing multi-lane intersections.feedback

Dave Zuby

We expect that the BMW engineers are working on improving the rear crash protection of the seats and look forward to testing those when they're available.feedback

Michael Ramsey

This is just more evidence of the gulf between Waymo and all other companies in terms of testing and execution of self-driving systems.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Amortizing this capital cost over 20 years and adding daily operational costs gives a total of $20 USD plus operating costs per one-way ticket on the passenger Hyperloop.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

This may sound surprising coming from me, but I agree (that) Rex Tillerson has the potential to be an excellent Sec of State.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

To the extent the new administration prioritizes the creation of valuable, innovative high tech and manufacturing jobs, Tesla stands at the epicenter of that. That Trump would be relying on Musk as an adviser has come as quite a surprise to many people. I don't know what kind of multiplier you put on that, but it's a significant boost to the economy.feedback

Andrew Hughes - Credit Suisse Group

I want to believe that Trump won't kill solar. But there's still a lot of uncertainty. The big question: Will he take away the tax credits?feedback

Andrew Hughes - Credit Suisse Group

The jobs data is a compelling argument in favor of the tax credits.feedback

Dan Nathan

Options activity [Tuesday] was very short dated.feedback

Jim Cramer

That's lunacy. I am waiting for Netflix to get to 200 million viewers … If they can get to 200 million, then the stock is a bargain even up here at $138.feedback

Jim Cramer

Both Netflix and Tesla, like Amazon, require you to think outside the box of traditional fundamental analysis in order to accurately value their stocks.feedback

Bryan Thomas - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

We are very concerned that drivers operating these vehicles have a good understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these vehicles.feedback

Kazuhiro Tsuga

We are deeply interested in Tesla's self-driving system. We are hoping to expand our collaboration by jointly developing devices for that, such as sensors.feedback

Jim Cramer

This stock deserves to be much higher, but the current management doesn't know how to unlock value. A lot of value was locked unfortunately by David Crane, the previous CEO who had a grand vision – not unlike [Tesla CEO Elon] Musk – had a grand vision for solar. But solar turned out to be not that great for any of these guys.feedback

Qu Lijian

I only considered BYD and BAIC. I definitely can't afford the 300,000-600,000 yuan price of a luxury-style Tesla or prDenza.feedback

Thomas Deser

Burning money as a result of the market and technology not being ready is unlikely to be rewarded by shareholders.feedback

Graham Evans - Evraz

Tesla doesn't really have anyone to answer to, they are independent. (But) I think that further out the big (automakers) are in a better position to capitalize because of their more extensive resources.feedback

Lisa Jerram - Navigant Research

Development is underway on these chargers so there isn't a leader at this point.feedback

Michael Cohen

From Brexit to Trump's election, polling models and analysts were frequently surprised in 2016 by political events that had seemed remote. We define a commodity 'black swan' as an extreme event or dynamic that market participants, including ourselves, are not currently pricing in. We assess several black swan threats to the supply, demand and transit of commodities that could potentially move markets in 2017.feedback

Michael Dempsey

I don't really know what they could release other than a fully autonomous car with 500-mile range. I think if they can show that they can manufacture a vehicle that's on par with Tesla at less than $100,000, then that would be enough. I don't know that it's possible.feedback

Ben Kallo - Robert W. Baird & Co.

We believe TSLA's energy storage business and growth opportunity is not currently reflected in share prices. We believe TSLA battery sales are accelerating, and we should see additional benefits from the battery production ramp coinciding with the launch of the Model 3. We are highlighting TSLA as our best pick for 2017.feedback

Frank van Hoesel

But then the car already was almost stopped. The car was quicker than I was.feedback

Frank van Hoesel

I feel pretty safe knowing that the car stopped for us. He's part of the reason that our car stopped, so…. Well not part of the reason – he's the reason.feedback

Kim Pil-soo

The rule is meaningless. We have kept telling the government they should remove it.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Ironically, if all incentives and subsidies were removed for Tesla, Tesla's competitive position would increase, not decrease. We do believe there should be government incentives for electric vehicles, but we believe they should be there for the good of the industry and to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport – not because Tesla needs them.feedback

Annette Winkler

I don't think people are choosing electric cars only because of subsidies.feedback