What the F*ck is Elon Musk Doing?

Instead of being thankful for the fact that his company still has a $50B+ valuation despite not turning a consistent profit, Elon Musk has chosen to spend most of his time nowadays on Twitter blaming everyone - ex-employees, CNBC, the Economist, Linette Lopez, oil companies and many others - for Tesla's troubles. I offer my thoughts on the situation, as well as what I think Elon could do tomorrow morning to make Tesla's standing as a public company much better. 

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you_are_cleared_hot Cockoo Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:06 Permalink

I have said this for a while now - Elon needs to cut bait on the model 3. Focus on churning our boutique Model S/X and that's it. This notion that he was going to make a car for the masses was Quixotic at best. His undoing will be his Ego (as all self important egomaniacs do). He will not cut bait because that will admit defeat. The Model 3 problems will take him and his whole empire (SpaceX, TBC, etc.) down with it.

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helloimjohnnycat Thu, 07/05/2018 - 23:53 Permalink

He's designing his next model and just wait to see what else is up his sleeve......

It's a Big Tent and needs to be filled with his illustrious genius / creativity.

Meanwhile, I'm hearing rumors that a white-girl virgin, a fucking lop-eared donkey, and a stolen light-skinned messican keed wrapped in raggedy-ass old shop rags, is a'coming to Tent City.  You Muskites get red-eye. The next El Lolita tweet you hear will proclaim The Second Coming has arrived.

Mod 3 prod might be a little slow for a week or two.

VWAndy Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:14 Permalink

 With Tesla its all about the perception of the virtue signalling crowd. They wont take well to shoddy cars. Its easy to avoid the math. Most of his market is well known to not do math. Its that this last batch is going to look hastily built big time. Connectors not fully plugged in. Missing screws. Poor fit and finish.

 Unless he has someone else to sell them too?  

you_are_cleared_hot numapepi Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:17 Permalink

Dude, go look at youtube (richrebuilds and others). When you drop $75K on a car the expectation is there should be ZERO fit/finish issues. An S class Mercedes will not have these fit/finish issues because they know what they are doing Elon Musk does not - he still thinks he's building an Iphone on wheels and a SW push will fix the issues. The Teslites out there are forgiving but the general public is not.

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Clowns on Acid numapepi Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:56 Permalink

Yo soyboy...were the 10 people killed / maimed by faulty driverless tech and explding batteries "dissatisfied customers" ?

The  TSLA blog is filled with people bitching about shoddy ...I mean real shoody construction having to travel to a TSLA service center and wait a few weeks for repiars.

Read soyboy read....and stop listening to Grimes music. She is a verifiable lunatic.

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PitBullsRule Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:40 Permalink

Hmmm, he's making hi-tech electric cars, reusable rockets, and digging a tunnel underneath LA.

What are YOU doing? Making a Podcast with a black bird on it?

salv0 PitBullsRule Fri, 07/06/2018 - 13:24 Permalink

We do not have the billions in government subsidies or the con man mentality to convince qualified engineers to  believe in Musks con .

Most of us have to start from a much lower level and build slowly and actually be ACCOUNTABLE!!! 

BMW ,Toyota and even Chevy build better electric car, reusable rockets there are a couple of private cos in other countries doing that now but do not get Musks PR .

Digging tunnel underneath LA ,I was one of the crew of many on a 25'boring machine underneath LA in 1996!

The man has vision and genius but no integrity Tesla is already in the junkyard with 3000 US auto cos. over the last 100 yrs.The final  blow is coming soon he should have stuck with high priced, limited production ,custom high tech electric cars instead of poorly constructed, sort of mass produced faulty tech electric cars !!!

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not-me---it-wa… Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:55 Permalink

" Elon Musk has chosen to spend most of his time nowadays on Twitter blaming everyone - ex-employees, CNBC, the Economist, Linette Lopez, oil companies and many others - for Tesla's troubles. "

blaming everyone but himself?

why does he remind me of hillary?


evokanivo Fri, 07/06/2018 - 03:56 Permalink

This content creator (supposedly "research") is a fucking moron. Starts off with "holy fucking shit" ... I click a little further in, still more cussing, then he starts going on about his head exploding like a submarine 20,000 feet under the sea. Totally unintelligible. Tyler give this guy the boot.

Calculus99 Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:04 Permalink

He's also be better advised to spend time on the styling of Tesla cars.

The company is supposed to be producing the cars of the future but they look nothing of the sort (inside, and the overall tech, yes). They look like they've been styled by an 80 year old retired designer from Chrysler.

Ever seen a Tesla drive by and thought 'wow'? No, me neither.  Where I live there aren't many but I saw one yesterday driving towards me, couldn't make out what is was, looked like a big box, only when it went by did I realise it was a Tesla. That's a massive mistake I think because the tesla look should stand out. 

JoeTurner Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:28 Permalink

It's all about cults of personality when your economy is so broken that basic fundamentals become meaningless....Bombastic, black turtleneck wearing felons and spaceship launching nerds provide the appropriate dopamine distraction to keep you from noticing your drunk, it's 5am and you've been losing at craps since 8pm the previous night...