Elon Musk confirms next Tesla Gigafactory will be in China

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"Excuse me. Next. Next", Musk said to the call operator.

Tesla suffered a record loss of nearly $710m in the first three months of this year as it burnt through cash in its struggle to get its flagship Model 3 cars out of the factory and into the hands of customers, the company admitted in a letter to shareholders yesterday.

Tesla's manager denied Reuters' report distributed on April 11, which had expressed Model Y generation would begin in November 2019 at the Fremont industrial facility in California as indicated by data revealed by two obscure sources. And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)'s gross margin stands at 18.90%.

To achieve profitability, Tesla will have to reverse what today amounts to a $22,584 pre-tax loss per vehicle built by the Silicon Valley company.

Russel, the YouTuber, asked why Musk would want to allow other auto brands to use Tesla's Supercharger stations, which the company has installed all over the country.

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In one of the most weird earnings calls we have ever heard, Tesla refused to address analyst questions on capex, cash burn and other "boring bonehead questions" while providing commentary on "barnacle" like third-party contractors and anecdotes on an ineffectual "flufferbot".

In its letter, Tesla said Model 3 production hit 2,270 per week at the end of April, the third straight week that it hit over 2,000.

Shareholders seemed to be displeased by Mr Musk's announcement that production of the more affordable Model Y SUV will not start next year, as previously reported, but in 2020.

"Fundamentally, we believe that thinking about a factory in the same way that people think about the product itself creates the potential for a step change in manufacturing that will create enormous benefits for quality, cost, efficiency and employee safety".

Despite growing losses, the company's bosses are confident it'll post positive net income (excluding non-cash stock based compensation) by the end of this year.

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One of the ways Musk plans to do this is through massively automating much of the factory line that produces Tesla's cars. "They're killing me", he said.

Speaking about Tesla's increasing cash flow problem, he said: "I'm feeling quite confident about hitting positive cash flow in Q3. We're going to scrub the barnacles on that front".

Tesla's revenue for the quarter rose to USD3.41 billion from USD2.70 billion a year ago.

The skid continued in Europe, where Tesla's German-listed shares were off 4.9% at mid-morning Thursday. Tesla spent $3.4 billion in 2017. It said net reservations for the Model 3, including configured orders not yet delivered, exceeded 450,000 at the end of the first quarter.

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