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Tesla will deliver 30 Model 3 units on Friday 28 and 100 cars in August

Tesla is now ready to deliver Model 3 to customers, and Elon Musk will deliver 30 Model 3 units today, friday 28th. Musk has also said he will deliver 100 cars in August and about 1,500 in September. In the long run, Tesla are planning to deliver about 20,000 Model 3 units a month.

Volume is the question here. Are they able to deliver what they have promised? Annual production was said to be 500,000 units by 2020, but Tesla said last year that they will reach that goal in 2018 which is a big jump in production from today`s annual 100,000 units.

 

 

Tesla launched Model X last year but have so far seen a lot of challenges. The SUV was late to the market, and had a lot of problems with its technology. This made it difficult to produce Model X fast enough.

They have learned for that and built a new model that is much more easy to build which will give them the opportunity to reach their volume goal much faster. Can they make it? Investors will follow very closely.

Tesla Model 3 is a low-cost $35,000 vehicle. The question is: Will the demand for Model X and Model S decrease as the demand for Model 3 will rise?

It can be a bumpy road for Tesla, but the launch of Model 3 looks like a great growth plan for the company.

Tesla is expected to report earnings next week on August 2 after market close, and the report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2017. Earnings forecast for the quarter is $-2 which is worse than last years $-1,54 for the same quarter.

 

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Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

«Don`t drink and drive». You have probably heard that before, but maybe for the last time, because now you can simply switch to put your car on autopilot. You can let the car take over and do the work for you. Just like an autopilot technology in aircraft.

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The connected car trend is gaining some serious momentum, and Tesla (TSLA) is getting in on the act too, with a driverless «autopilot» feature revealed in its new Model D car. There is no doubt that the auto industry is getting increasingly high-tech, from augmented reality to infotainment systems, to driverless cars from Google (GOOGL) and Volvo (VOLVY).

But who is talking about motorcycles?

Milwaukee`s stalwart, Harley Davidson (HOG) embraces its tech side and have launched a few projects it`s been working on. One of them is LiveWire, and Harley Davidson broke away from two century-old traditions at the company, and that`s their new electric motorbike swapping its signature V-Twin engine for an electric motor.

The bike is not available for dealers yet, but Harley Davidson will take the electric bike on a cross-country tour through 30 dealers located on Route 66. Afterwards, Livewire will make its way through select cities in Canada and Europe.

The 460-pound bike boasts 74 horsepower. It can race from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds. The drawback is that this bike has only one gear and the engine tops out at 92 mph. In addition; there is no sound. Can you imagine a Harley Davidson without sound? It`s good for me, but what about the rider?

How cool is it to ride a bike that sounds like a tiny cat compared to a big lion?

Harley Davidson is thinking different, and the company is one of two American motorcycle manufacturers that survived the Great depression. That`s pretty impressive for a company with the motto; «We know what we`re doing, and haven`t looked for outside help», but in 2009, the stock fell from $73 to $10. A dramatic drop.

Innovation have helped them to get back again. Q3 results showed a 6,8% rise in sales. EPS is up 20,1% (compared to Q3, 2013), and net income jumped 16,9%. U.S bike sales grew by 3,4%, and global sales rose 3,8%.

Another upgrade is their Project Rushmore. Harley`s new Twin Cam 103. It`s liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. The vehicles were given a new cam shaft. The rider is given more comfort especially on hot days. New ABS brakes, a larger rigid fork, LED headlamps, and a text-to-speech infotainment system, voice recognition software, satellite radio and bluetooth connectivity.

Harley Davidson is becoming a tech company?

 

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EL Cars

It seems like Tesla (TSLA) is on the way to change one of America`s most beloved industries – Automotive. This is not only good for Tesla themselves, but SolarCity (SCTY) will profit from it too. You probably know Tesla`s Superchargers.

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Not everyone knows that Tesla`s superchargers is powered by a combination of electric grid, solar, and batteries. The batteries are being used to store excess solar energy and offset the costs of buying energy from the grid.

 

SolarCity is working on a new project called DemandLogic battery storage systems. They have tested the battery systems (provided by Tesla) in some people`s homes to complement their solar panels.

 

The intention is to bypass peak rate charges and store or sell any excess energy, ultimately providing a lower energy bill. Just like the superchargers. You can just imagine how it will be in the future as the technology matures.

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A joint venture by Elon Musk and SolarCity could be a great company to make a better world! SolarCity is up 51,6% in 2014, while Tesla is up 67,9% in 2014. Tesla is up 625,1% (1 YR). SolarCity is up 375,6% (! YR). Great!

 

Reports today:

 

08:30 AM ET GDP
09:45 AM ET Chicago PMI
09:55 AM ET Consumer Sentiment
10:00 AM ET Pending Home Sales Index

 

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