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Tesla is too big to fail — but not for the reason you might think

Tesla survived the summer and Musk settled with the SEC just in time to witness the UN issue its most dire warnings about global warming to date. If we have only until 2040 to drastically reduce the warming trend, we can't afford to lose Tesla.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla may be making a perilous mistake trying to make Autopilot into a full self-driving system

Tesla has remained committed to a vision of is Autopilot system as a fully self-driving technology. But nothing about Autopilot suggests that it will be able to move into the new business of autonomous mobility, which is being pioneered by GM's Cruise division and by Alphabet's Waymo.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla’s stock price is completely ridiculous and anybody who tells you otherwise shouldn’t be trusted

OPINION: After Tesla and CEO Elon Musk announced a settlement with the SEC, the company's stock surged by over 15%. Tesla is trapped in a surreal debate between short-sellers who don't understand its business and a new class of tech bulls who ... don't understand its business.

Tesla fans and haters are both destined for disappointment

Opinion on Tesla is increasingly defined by extremes — but the company's reality exists between the haters and the fans.The rational middle-ground concludes that Tesla could survive and prosper without taking over the world — or going bankrupt.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new Roadster.

Elon Musk might be doing some weird stuff — but that’s nothing new for the car business

Plenty of questions have been asked about Tesla CEO Elon Musk of late. Musk has cranked out ill-advised tweets, taunted his critics, failed to take Tesla private, and smoked a little pot. But Musk's behavior is mild compared to other legends of the car business

Tesla isn’t facing a wave of competition because there isn’t any competition in the electric-car market

Tesla critics and short-sellers have offered dire warnings about impending electric-car competition coming for the automaker. But globally, EV sales amount to only about 1% of sales — there's no meaningful basis for competition at that level.
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Forget about Tesla going private — there’s still time for Apple to buy the company

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in the middle of a go-private saga around the carmaker. Various ways to funds a potential deal have been debated, but nothing solid has yet emerged. Yet again, Apple and its pile of cash and trillion-dollar market cap could ride to the rescue.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private might be ethically questionable, but it isn’t morally wrong

OPINION: Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweet about taking Tesla private was meet with moralistic outrage from market analysts and commentators. Tesla has been a stock that's produced an excessive amount of moral opinion. But at base, Tesla's mission is reasoned and ethical.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla just crushed its most recent crisis — here’s a look back at the ones it’s overcome in the past

Tesla's most recent crisis was with production of the Model 3 sedan — but it now appears that the company has stabilized its problems. The latest crisis was rough, but there have been others that were also challenging.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla’s second-quarter earnings are expected to be terrifyingly bad, but it likely won’t send stock crashing — here’s why

Tesla will report second-quarter earnings next week, and they're expected to be as bad as first-quarter earnings. However, Tesla's stock has held up — dismal Q2 earnings probably won't cause it to crash.