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Bill Gates - Microsoft
I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned.feedback
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NEW Jul 24 2017
Elon Musk, Jim Cramer, Paresh Jain and Todd Gordon, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Tesla. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 235 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 571 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Elon Musk is: “The stock price we have is more than we have any right to deserve. I think our stock price is kind of high right now, to be totally honest. If you care about the long term, Tesla, I think the stock is a good price. If you look at the short term, it is less clear.”.
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Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The set of steps necessary to achieve that outcome seems pretty obvious. I am heavily involved in Tesla [getting] incredibly good at the machine that builds the machine, which involves, by the way, a tremendous amount of software. This is not just a bunch of robots that are sitting there. It's the programming of robots and how they interact. And it's far more complex than the software in the car. I mean, I think, this is just going to be a very difficult thing for other manufacturers to copy. I would not know what to do if I were in their position.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The stock price we have is more than we have any right to deserve. I think our stock price is kind of high right now, to be totally honest. If you care about the long term, Tesla, I think the stock is a good price. If you look at the short term, it is less clear.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think I see a clear path to that outcome [reaching a $700 billion market cap]. Of course I could be completely delusional.feedback

Stella Li - BYD

Our customer [base] is expanding into multiple [arenas] from public transit bus to the private one.feedback

Dave Clark - Amazon.com

I did not intend to put the blame on Tesla or the auto pilot system as I am aware that I need to be in control of the vehicle regardless if the auto pilot system is engaged or not.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I've gone on the record several times that the stock price is higher than we have the right to deserve and that's for sure true based on where we are today.feedback

David Einhorn

The second quarter was a bit of a head-scratcher. Our five biggest longs reported earnings that met or exceeded expectations, while our shorts announced earnings that mostly disappointed. Nonetheless, we lost money in the quarter. The bubble basket was particularly frustrating. TSLA bulls look at Elon Musk, think of the Steve Jobs, and decide TSLA is the next Apple. We have read many critiques of TSLA and we won't repeat them here, but we will offer a few distinctions from Apple.feedback

David Einhorn

When companies announce large acquisitions, they typically explain the implications and strategy. AMZN has said nothing and left the interpretation to the market's imagination, which for the time being skews optimistic.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

If [its programming] is not well thought out – even if its intent is benign – it could have quite a bad outcome. If you were a hedge fund or private equity fund and you said: 'Well, all I want my AI to do is maximize the value of my portfolio,' then the AI could decide, well, the best way to do that is to short consumer stocks, go long defense stocks, and start a war. I'm against overregulation for sure, But man, I think with we've got to get on that with AI, pronto.feedback

John Bel Edwards

I just asked him to come down to Louisiana and sit down with us, sit down with the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association and work out some sort of a compromise, which they have successfully done in other states.feedback

Calandra Cruickshank

It makes the business case look more profitable if you have offsets for everything from workforce training costs to subsidized electricity rates, tax abatements, etc.feedback

Timothy Bartik

States are likely to step up again. I don't know if there will be a visible bidding war, but someone is likely to bid; then others will counterbid.feedback

Greg LeRoy

It's an established MO for Musk. He's very aggressive about getting tax breaks and subsidies from state governments, and he's brilliant at public media. He knows how to play them off against one another.feedback

Sid Voorakkara - Tesla Motors

We have had an ongoing conversation with them for years. As a general rule, our office does not publicly discuss specific company projects.feedback

Ben Cloutier

We've been finalists on two of their previous projects and know New Mexico is perfectly suited to meet Tesla's needs. Our improved tax environment, our closing fund and other nationally renowned job-training programs would make New Mexico the best possible fit.feedback

Calandra Cruickshank

Manufacturing jobs are changing dramatically, so where they used to provide a tremendous number of jobs, they now require fewer, higher-skilled (and higher paid) technology jobs to run iPads and robots on the plant floor.feedback

Greg LeRoy

Jobs are very politicized right now. And states are more likely to overspend when one of these megadeals comes along.feedback

Ian Lowe

Cost-effective storage of electrical energy is the only problem holding us back from getting all of our power from wind and solar … this project is a significant innovation to demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale storage.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

Tesla has sold vehicles, but it's not made any money, and that whole segment is not doing particularly well. You've got an industry that is capital intensive and you've got an electric vehicle market that is kind of shaky, so those two things probably are at play. There's just never enough cash.feedback

Audrey Zibelman

But when I look at what's happening organically in the system, the falling cost of solar, the falling cost of wind, some of the economic decisions that folks are making, the expected falling cost of storage – these things are going to happen anyway.feedback

Nino Ficca

That the battery in SA is a wonderful shift in what we can do but it's not a panacea for anything.feedback

Audrey Zibelman

Without question you can't take a look at the system and say, Oh, you can operate it the same way.feedback

Nino Ficca

My guess is that we may find that we regret some investment decisions or lack of some investment decisions somewhere down the track … I don't think you need to be Einstein to predict that.feedback

Audrey Zibelman

We have got to make these changes and we don't want to waste this crisis … we want to move this stuff forward. We need to come up with an actionable plan with details, bring them back to Coag, so they have the confidence to know that what we've come up with is something that people will invest in and it's driving value to consumers.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

We may face the same thing here in the U.S. because it's not clear where tax credits will go. The challenge to Tesla is how to generate consumer demands without a tax credit. The tax credits have helped. But when they go away, what incentive is there for consumers to buy these cars? In California you get access to the HOV lines, but that might be going away.feedback

Charles Anderson

Just about every country has registration data, and I find it's very hit and miss. I think it's probably for sure the case that demand has gone down from the tax incentive rolling off. It's a classic case of elasticity of demand. If a good costs more people are going to buy less of it.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I'm guessing if you put down a deposit down now, it's probably the end of next year before you get it.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Initially, the Model 3 configurator is going to be like 'What color do you want? And what size wheel do you want?' That's basically going to be the configurator.feedback

Claude Nobs

Montreux Jazz is a brand name, and most of the people know what to expect.feedback

Stephanie Brinley - IHS Automotive

I can certainly understand where Model S sales may be softening a little bit because it's an older product. That could be contributing to the issue.feedback

Ari Wald - Oppenheimer Holdings

He added that Tesla will likely continue working in the long-term – so long as the stock remains above that range. The stock was capped below that level from 2014 into 2016. We broke through that level this year. Now we are correcting back; typically the former breakout level becomes support.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The next biggest battery in the world is 30 megawatts. This is not a minor foray into the frontier ... I'm pretty darn impressed with South Australia willing to do a project of this magnitude that is beyond anything else in the world. There will be a lot of people that will look at this–'Did they get it done within 100 days? Did it work? We are going to make sure it does.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We challenge our people leaders to hire people that are better than themselves, therefore making the company better with each hire.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

People who really solved the problem, they know exactly how they solved it; they know the little details. It's very important to like the people you work with, otherwise your job is going to be quite miserable.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The system will be three times more powerful than any system on earth. You can essentially charge up the battery packs when you have excess power and where the cost is very low and it discharges when the cost of production is high – this lowers the average cost per hour to the customer. It's a fundamental efficiency improvement.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The world will look at it as an example ... [of] a large-scale battery application for the grid that will really take a large amount of load. This is definitely the way of the future, and I think other states will be taking a closer look at this and seeing if it's applicable to their needs. And I suspect in most cases it is. We actually insisted in the contract that we be held to the hundred days or it's free. That's what we said publicly, that's what we are going to do.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

There will be a lot of people that will look at this [and say] 'Did they get it done within 100 days? Did it work?'. We are going to make sure it does.feedback

Jay Weatherill

SA (South Australia) has been leading the nation in renewable energy – now we are leading the world in battery storage.feedback

Jay Weatherill

South Australia has been leading the nation in renewable energy – now we are leading the world in battery storage. I'm thrilled with the selection of Neoen and Tesla, whose experience and world leadership in energy security and renewables will help South Australia take charge of its energy future. Battery storage is the future of our national energy market, and the eyes of the world will be following our leadership in this space.feedback

Haresh Kamath - Electric Power Research Institute

The Tesla technology is very mature. It's very well understood. It's not a moonshot.feedback

Adrian Griffin

For lithium technology to take off on a global scale, they clearly need the storage capacity to make sure renewables can deliver 24 hours a day, seven days a week.feedback

Dannel P. Malloy

Connecticut has been a national leader in combating climate change, . We have no plans of slowing down our efforts.feedback

Barnaby Joyce

How progressed do you want North Korea to get in the capacity to put a nuclear warhead into Darwin?feedback

Ron Hellyer - Airbnb

We then tell them a story: the story of your family and your town and what it's like. We get them wanting to extend their time because there's all these things they didn't think they could do or see here.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

There is certainly some risk, because this will be the largest battery installation in the world by a significant margin. When you make something three times as big, does it still work as well? We think it will, but there is some risk in that. We're confident in our techniques and the design of the system.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We thought about this and there certainly are some risk (sic) because this is going to be the largest battery destination in the world by a significant margin. This system will be three times more powerful than any system on earth. This is not a minor foray into the frontier. This is going three times further than anyone has gone before. I'd also like to thank Mike Cannon-Brookes for [talking about it] on Twitter. A very large sum of money. Probably $US13 millions or more. A lot.feedback

David Tamberrino

We remain sell rated on shares of TSLA where we see potential for downside as the Model 3 launch curve undershoots the company's production targets and as margins (for the second half of 2017) likely disappoint.feedback

Chris Urmson

In a driver-assistance system, most of the time it's better to do nothing than to do something. Only when you're really, really, really sure that you're going to prevent a bad event, that's when you should trigger. That will guide you down a selection of technologies that will limit your ability to bridge over to the other side.feedback

Nathaniel Fairfield - Google

People have this curve where they go from somewhat unreasonable but plausible distrust to way, way overconfidence.feedback

Bryan Thomas - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Not all systems can do all things. There are driving scenarios that automatic emergency braking systems are not designed to address.feedback

Toni Sacconaghi

Tesla's Q2 production and deliveries report raised more questions than answers, particularly about Model S and X demand. The Tesla investment thesis hinges on the success of Model 3, and the ability for the company to ramp production, make the car profitably and deliver good initial build quality. Typically, Tesla's delivery forecasts are not conditional – why now? Is it fully confident in its orders?feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

You can't say: 'Nobody wants a car because horses are great and we're used to them. They can eat grass [and] there's lots of grass all over the place and there's no gasoline people can buy, so people are never going to get cars.' People did say that, you know.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We get through life by reasoning by analogy, which essentially means copying what other people do with slight variations. And you have to do that. Otherwise, mentally, you wouldn't be able to get through the day. But when you want to do something new, you have to apply the [first principles] approach.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Somebody could say, in fact people do, that battery packs are really expensive and that's just the way they'll always be, because that's the way they've been in the past. Well, no, that's pretty dumb, because if you applied that reasoning to anything new, then you would never be able to get to that new thing.feedback

Reed Hastings - Netflix

We ask people to do what you would think is best for the company. We don't give them any more guideline than that.feedback

Reid Hoffman - LinkedIn

It seemed inevitable to [Hastings], that streaming entertainment would eclipse DVDs, just as surely as the combustion engine eclipsed the horse and carriage.feedback

Hakan Samuelsson - Volvo Cars

This is about the customer. People increasingly demand electrified cars, and we want to respond to our customers' current and future needs. This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car.feedback

Edmund King

I drove a Tesla Model X all over the place recently and it got me thinking that seriously 'this is the future', thought it felt odd not having to stop to refuel at a garage. Once you get over the fact the Model X SUV starts at about £70,000, you realise that electric really is something that works.feedback

David Tamberrino

We remain sell rated on shares of TSLA where we see potential for downside as the Model 3 launch curve undershoots the company's production targets and as 2H17 margins likely disappoint. This comes as demand for TSLA's established products (Model S and Model X) appear to be plateauing slightly below a 100k annual run rate. Further, cash burn should intensify as we progress through 2017 –though we forecast the next capital raise in 1H18.feedback

Jeffrey Osborne - Cowen and Company

While it is nice to see Tesla finally hit a stated target on time, we question whether 30 vehicle deliveries essentially built by hand count as 'mass production' and we also are surprised that this 'mass market' vehicle does not have official photos, options, pricing or really any details available.feedback

Mike Hawes

As forecast, demand for new cars has started to cool following five consecutive years of solid growth but the numbers are still strong and the first half of the year is the second biggest on record. Provided consumer and business confidence holds, we expect demand to remain at a similarly high level over the coming months. It's encouraging to see alternatively fuelled vehicles experiencing rapid growth but adoption is still at a relatively low level and more long term incentives are required if this new generation of vehicles is to be a more common sight on British roads.feedback

James Albertine - Consumer Edge Research

One of the interesting omissions from this most recent quarterly delivery count (is that) they typically tell us what vehicles were in transit. Instead, this time they talked about vehicles they were using for their loaner fleets and to sort of get out there to advertise the higher-end Model Xs.feedback

James Albertine - Consumer Edge Research

53 percent year-over-year growth is pretty good, so they're holding up better than the average automaker right now, but certainly, they're going to have to continue this run rate and I think there's some risks to that.feedback

James Albertine - Consumer Edge Research

We're more optimistic ... we think the Model 3, when you think about it, 400,000-plus standing orders for vehicles, and manufacturers all across the country (are) wondering who's in line for their vehicles.feedback

Jessica Caldwell - Edmunds.com

To produce niche cars like the Model X and the Model S and is one thing, but to roll out a mass-market mainstream car is way more challenging from a production standpoint.feedback

Jessica Caldwell - Edmunds.com

In order to promote electric vehicles it has to go to the mainstream, and right now they are only selling expensive cars to a very limited, wealthy audience.feedback

Colin Rusch - Oppenheimer Holdings

There's always been a lot of enthusiasm around the stock. And I think the press management and the public discourse management has really been around showing progress, not necessarily hitting all of the benchmarks. Expectations on the buy side are that there will be two to three quarters of delays on those sorts of numbers.feedback

Colin Rusch - Oppenheimer Holdings

We have to see how things shake out and how things ramp. There is always a surprise with this sort of thing. But I think this is a very good day for Tesla that they're starting early and feeling confident.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I'd really recommend showing up for the semi-truck unveiling. Maybe there's a little more than we are saying here.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

(Model 3) Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1,500. Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec. Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete [serial number 1] on Friday.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in December. A big mistake we made with the X, which is primarily my responsibility - there was way too much complexity right at the beginning. That was very foolish.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

(Model 3) Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1500. Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I should say that we've kept the initial configurations of the Model 3 very simple. A big mistake we made with the X, which is primarily my responsibility – there was way too much complexity right at the beginning. That was very foolish.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on the 28th! Production grows exponentially, so August should be 100 cars and September above 1,500. Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in December.feedback

James Albertine - Consumer Edge Research

Over the last few months, as Tesla has moved higher, it may not have been as volatile because a lot of people were waiting for the Model 3. Now that it's almost here, that could change.feedback

James Albertine - Consumer Edge Research

The Q2 Deliveries will be viewed as a negative by investors. But that story ... can be more than offset by the Model 3 in the second half of the year.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

The Model 3 is important, but what's more important is this bigger shift. Every Tesla that is shipping today is going to be fully autonomous in what Telsa is saying two years.feedback

Jack Ma - Alibaba Group

Believe it or not, I think in the next 30 years, people will only work four hours a day, and maybe four days a week.feedback

Jack Ma - Alibaba Group

I think the good thing, is that technology is going to improve people's lives.feedback

Thomas McCrohan - Mizuho Securities

Square is selling solutions, trust, and digital expertise otherwise unavailable today by the majority of payment processors the lead with single point card processing solutions.feedback

Robb Bolio - General Motors

This takes driving to a whole new level. Super Cruise lets you do other things, like make phone calls, but it's not tedious or stressful. And on top of all that, it enhances your safety when you are driving.feedback

Robb Bolio - General Motors

How long it takes before the system notices a driver is not paying attention depends on your speed. If you are going 75 miles per hour, it's three or four seconds, depending on the traffic around you. If you are in bumper-to-bumper traffic going 10 miles per hour, it's a little longer.feedback

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

This is definitely a shot across the bow of Tesla, which already has Autopilot. Cadillac is really trying to take Tesla on in that category of technology.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. Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we need to prepare for it.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks. When our parents graduated, purpose reliably came from your job, your church, your community. But today, technology and automation are eliminating many jobs. Membership in communities is declining. Many people feel disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void.feedback

Andy Palmer

We have decided to make this automobile rare, which will obviously tend to push the cost higher. Aston Martin now prepares to proceed independently, funding more advancement of RapidE by ourselves.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

These firms could cede 100 percent of the value of content to the likes of Apple, Alphabet, Pandora, Sirius or Netflix. On the other hand, they could say: 'Wait a second. This is our venue. Our OLED screen. Our speakers. Our HMI. Our seats. Our software. Let's at least give the customer a choice of using our own apps before we too quickly go the way of the pure handset manufacturers.feedback

Andy Palmer

The RapidE project was always about learning in readiness for the DBX derivative. We can do that through a limited series.feedback

Samir Soneji

To the extent that e-cigarette use mimics the behavior of smoking a cigarette - handling the e-cigarette, the action of puffing, and the inhalation of smoke - it sets the adolescent up for easily transitioning to smoking. Like transitioning from driving a Tesla to driving a Chevy.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

It's not the neophytes, it's the experts. They get very comfortable with it and repeatedly ignore the car's warnings and in effect it becomes like a reflex action.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

If things go according to plan, we should be able to launch people probably in 2024, with arrival in 2025. I've thought about it quite a lot. We could definitely make a flying car – but that's not the hard part. The hard part is how do you make a flying car that's super-safe, and quiet. Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very unhappy. The rumour that I'm building a spaceship to get back to my home planet is totally untrue. I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

It got to the point where basically my brother and I agreed to ban any such conversations if we're ever in a hot tub. Because that really kills the magic.feedback

Todd Gordon

If the stock were to [close below $370 on July 14 expiration], I'm going to cut both trades, get out, and contain any risk that's still on the table.feedback

Todd Gordon

Tesla just continues to show amazing relative strength as the broader market is kind of hanging out.feedback

John Krafcik

We're not seeking to build a better car. Our goal is to build a better driver.feedback

Hakan Samuelsson - Volvo Cars

Thomas heading up the Polestar organisation shows our commitment to establishing a truly differentiated stand-alone brand within the Volvo Car Group. Polestar will be a credible competitor in the emerging global market for high performance electrified cars. With Polestar, we are able to offer electrified cars to the world's most demanding, progressive drivers in all market segments.feedback

Thomas Ingenlath

I am really excited to take up the challenge of establishing this exciting brand, developing a fabulous portfolio of bespoke products and channelling the passion we have throughout the Polestar team. The next chapter in Polestar's history is just beginning.feedback

Adam Grant

Everyone I know feels fear sometimes – you don't always see it, especially when you're looking at very senior leaders and innovators. But fear is a natural emotional response to an uncertain situation where you don't know how it's going to play out, you really care about the outcome and there's a real probability of negative consequences. One of the most important lessons that I've learned about managing fear comes from conversations I've had with some some great innovators in the tech world. So I had a chance to sit down with Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, Larry Page and a bunch of other luminaries.feedback

Dave Sargent - J.D. Power and Associates

Automotive manufacturers are responding to consumer feedback and producing vehicles of the highest quality. The industry has improved significantly in each of the past three years. Today's vehicles have more things that could go wrong but fewer things that actually do go wrong.feedback

Duan Zhengzheng

To better serve the Chinese market, Tesla is in the process of discussing about the possibility of setting up factory locally with the Shanghai government. Per our previous negotiations, by the end of this year, we will have a much clearer plan for our localization. Tesla has always been devoted to cultivating the Chinese market.feedback

Robert Lighthizer

As the USTR, I find that very troubling. I want to look and see what the incentives there are. It doesn't necessarily make sense to me. If it happened for reasons that are non-economic reasons, then I think the administration should take action. I think it's probably early to say that the president's policies are responsible for Ford doing whatever it is that it's doing, but I think it's something we have to look at.feedback

Dave Sargent - J.D. Power and Associates

There are people who think some of these technologies are not working as they expected. But some of these systems leave you feeling like you're wrestling with the car.feedback

Dave Sargent - J.D. Power and Associates

There appears to be a lack of understanding by customers about how these features should work.feedback

Robin Zhu

This is further evidence that they are trying to be the Chinese VW with cars in all segments. It also fits with their recent record of trying to grow as quickly as possible while the global cycle lasts, and Chinese political winds seem to be in their favour.feedback

Chris Lattner

Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all. I'm interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader! My resume [CV] is easy to find online. 7 years of Swift experience.feedback

Chris Lattner

Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all. I'm interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader! My resume is easy to find online.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

No words can express how much I care about your safety and well-being. It breaks my heart when someone is injured building cars and trying their best to make Tesla successful.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

This is what all managers at Tesla should do as a matter of course. At Tesla, we lead from the front line, not from some safe and comfortable ivory tower. Managers must always put their team's safety above their own.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I'm meeting with the safety team every week and would like to meet every injured person as soon as they are well, so that I can understand from them exactly what we need to do to make it better. I will then go down to the production line and perform the same task that they perform.feedback

Carter Worth - Cornerstone Macro

Tesla is the number one performing stock bar none. I think you take profits, or if you've got a little courage, you go short.feedback

Eric Garcetti

Like many other cities have, I'd love to see maybe even with the new tunneling technology that people like Elon Musk is looking at, whether we could have a quick and direct route from LAX to Union Station.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

If you shortchange your sleep, you might get a couple of extra 'productive' hours, but that productivity might be an illusion.feedback

Mark Cuban

I think entrepreneurs go through a process. When I was all in and I was starting companies, I would dream about work. And literally, I'd wake up and I'd have to do things ... it just consumes you.feedback

Kevin Shen

In China, there are 340 million people (who) daily commute with e-scooters, but there is a strong demand for them to upgrade to something. But we cannot imagine all off them driving cars, so we want to give them something else, which is an ultra-compact car.feedback

Mahesh Babu - Tesla Motors

The key challenges to adoption of EVs in India are low penetration of charging infrastructure. Given these conditions, it is understandable that local as well as foreign players may hesitate to expand in the Indian market.feedback

Chetan Maini

India's mobility paradigm has very different characteristics as compared to that of Western counterparts.feedback

David Whiston - Morningstar

There is evidence suggesting that Tesla will succeed, but if not, Tesla will remain an automaker for the wealthy. Tesla's mission is to make EVs increasingly more affordable, which means more assembly plants must come online to achieve annual unit delivery volume in the millions.feedback

Chetan Maini

Any foreign company can create a great business opportunity by understanding the local consumer behavior and market characteristics, and design a solution suitable for that country.feedback

Mahesh Babu - Tesla Motors

We have the unique position of having years of experience of the Indian market as well as over 265 million kms (164 million miles) driven on our EVs. This does put us at a certain advantage, and we have used these insights to develop our current and future products.feedback

Mahesh Babu - Tesla Motors

Such partnerships will help in developing the market, both in terms of infrastructure as well as education and awareness.feedback

Chetan Maini

About 85 percent of the market is filled with value-conscious customers, [which] has the largest potential for growth.feedback

Todd Gordon

We've seen weak retail sales, CPI data, and a falling dollar that's going to pressure that bond market.feedback

Todd Gordon

It broke from a three-year base, which is incredibly significant. I'm going to be looking for a $400 trade in Tesla.feedback

Steve Wozniak

The only difference is the band, in all these watches. Twenty watches from $500 to $1,100. The band's the only difference? Well, this isn't the company that Apple was originally.feedback

Steve Wozniak

I hate [it]. I am sure a lot of accidents have been caused by people just trying to hang up their phone and hit the right button on that big screen. A nice little knob like in Mercedes or something to get through menus even while you are driving.feedback

Steve Wozniak

I like the analog band. You can slide it to any level so it's analog. That's a joke.feedback

Steve Wozniak

That's a lot more normal pricing for a car. And I like to have pricing down for a car that can do the job. Tesla is a fine car. It's just high price.feedback

Steve Wozniak

I just love it. I love every time I use it. It helps me. I love it so much. Not having to grab a phone out of a pocket. I don't like to be one of those people who pulls phones out of pockets.feedback

Alexander Haissl

With no clear pathway to high-volume EV production for these OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] before the mid-2020s, Tesla will be given a near-monopolistic opportunity to gain market share and outcompete the incumbent automotive industry. Tesla's disruptive potential encompasses the vehicle, the entire production process and the product-to-market strategy. Once the business reaches scale, the cash generation potential is significantly superior to existing premium OEMs.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Elon Musk himself has been outspoken about his belief that the company could, one day, be worth more than Apple Inc. (AAPL) . Could a highly successful Model 3 and its progeny achieve this? In our view, no. In our view, there's only one market big enough to propel the stock's value to the levels of Elon Musk's aspirations: that of miles, data, and content. When does Tesla make the leap to mobility? It's been more than a year since Mr. Musk first alluded to Tesla Network and we've heard very little on the topic since that time. In our view, this quiet period probably cannot last much longer.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

The level of strategic interest in the transportation sector has even taken us by surprise. Any number of firms (and funds/consortiums) across the tech stack have been making big moves to get closer to the 10 trillion miles traveled annually by the global car population. Our $511 bull case for Tesla is unchanged and is based on both higher market assumptions for the core automotive business and more aggressive assumptions for Tesla Mobility (Tesla Network).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

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

These guys want us to die so bad they can taste it. Could be worse. Stormy weather in Shortville ... Just wish they would stop sticking pins in voodoo dolls of me. That hurts, ok?feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

…We have shown it to a number of the organizations that buy heavy-duty trucking and they all love it. They just want to know how many can they buy and how soon. There is a few other things I haven't mentioned here, I'm going to…I just like, really recommend showing up for the semi-truck unveiling.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

It's crazy hard to make cars. There's 10,000 unique items, and it only moves as fast as the slowest item.feedback

Kevin Mahaffey - Lookout

The genie is out of the bottle, and to solve this problem will require a major cultural shift. And an automaker that truly values cybersecurity will treat security vulnerabilities the same they would an airbag recall. We have not seen that industrywide shift yet.feedback

Kevin Mahaffey - Lookout

Automakers that transform themselves into software companies will win. Others will get left behind.feedback

Brad Erickson

Longer term we have some major reservations on the stock, particularly on demand, as well as profitability. If and when sentiment decides to actually shift more on this, bulls won't have a defense.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

Whatever skeptics have said can't be done, Elon has gone out and made real.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

It's a paradox that Elon is working to improve our planet at the same time he's building spacecraft to help us leave it. But true vision is binocular – and Elon Musk is clearly a man who can see many things at once.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Take as much feedback from as many people as you can about whatever idea you have. Seek critical feedback. Ask them what's wrong. You often have to draw it out in a nuanced way to figure out what's wrong. You've got to do all sorts of jobs and tasks that you might not wish to do, that are not intrinsically interesting to you. You've got to be prepared to do whatever it takes, work whatever hours. No task is too menial. I think, that's the right attitude for CEO of a startup.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

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative. So this is not about wealth accumulation for me personally. It's just that I think this is a very important problem and it's got to get solved, and if we don't solve it we're in trouble.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think it's important that everyone understands exactly what the mission is, what the goal is and that when they join the company, they be brought into that overall goal. As long as that goal is clearly defined and understood and people are saying 'yes,' they agree with that goal when they join the company – so, they are not just joining for a salary but they believe in what the company is doing…. I don't believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that 'it's all about the process,' I see that as a bad sign.feedback

Todd Gordon

We have broken above the $320 resistance level. It looks to be now serving as support that can act as the next launch pad up to about $350.feedback

Alex McDonough - Sunrun

This is a victory hard won and a testament to the overwhelming support for rooftop solar in Nevada. Nevadans have made it clear they want the right to generate their own clean energy and they want the good jobs and clean air that go hand in hand with a thriving solar market ... We look forward to Governor Sandoval signing AB 405 into law and appreciate his leadership in bringing rooftop solar back to Nevada.feedback

Ryo Sakai - Toyota

Our development collaboration with Tesla ended a while back, and since there has not been any new advancements on that front, we decided it was time to offer the remaining stake.feedback

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

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

I think obviously somebody buying the stock at $1,000, they're hoping it goes to $2,000 so I think the opportunity again is the market share in online, that's an increase and it would put Amazon at $1 trillion in revenue if they get to that. The specific reason is Azure from Microsoft is gaining share, and Google is making a big push within that ... so that's an area that Amazon had an early lead on but is not maintaining the same market share they had in retail.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

I'll give you one quick example, this race for batteries. There's a problem about just the elements of the copper and the nickel to build the batteries and they have procured some of that. If someone wants to build the batteries, they need financing to get there. I think the markets will give him that leverage to build this future. I would, pun intended here, buckle up. This is going to be a bumpy but positive ride for Tesla in the years to come.feedback

Ben Kallo - Robert W. Baird & Co.

Additionally, we believe the TSLA 2019 Street revenue estimates likely do not factor in TSLA's anticipated growth of reaching ~1M of production by 2020.feedback

Ben Kallo - Robert W. Baird & Co.

We continue to believe a successful Model 3 launch will be an inflection point for the stock and recommend owning shares into the launch. We outline a path to a >$500 TSLA share price, which we believe is feasible if management achieves its stated targets.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

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.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Actually, I think my generation does feel a bit cheated by that. Or rather, disappointed that things didn't progress from there. Because the expectation was always that there'd have been a base on the moon and that we'd have sent people to Mars by the time we'd grown up. In 2001 Arthur C Clarke based his whole story on that. And yet here we are in 2013 and the United States cannot even send a person into low-earth orbit. Nobody would have believed such an outcome back in 1969.feedback

Larry Page

He's kind of homeless, which I think is sort of funny. He'll e-mail and say, I don't know where to stay tonight. Can I come over?' I haven't given him a key or anything yet.feedback

Marc Andreessen

If you squint at Tesla one way, it looks like Apple circa 2007, 2008 – where they've released the iPhone, they just haven't sold many yet. But they're going to sell a ton. Another way of looking at Tesla is they're Apple in 1992 with the MacIntosh. Yes, their integrated hardware-software is good, but other people are going to come up with software as well .... And I think that's the big question on Tesla – which way does it tip?feedback

Todd Gordon

If the value that we just put out there, which is $3.50, gets cut in half and goes down to about $1.50, I will exit the trade and simply contain risk. Otherwise, it looks like we have a sub-$300 test in Tesla.feedback

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

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.