Many critics and skeptics have used Tesla's past as a reason that it "will fail" and claim that all these years of not being profitable (pumping money into more and faster growth instead) is a "proof" of their arguments being true.
"There may be some room for improvement there, but we're confident about summer 2020", he said, noting later that this timeline referred to "volume production" of 1,000 units per week.
Tesla shares soared by up to 20% in after-hours trading after the automotive and energy company founded by Elon Musk recorded a third quarter profit of US$342 million. The firm has a neutral rating on the stock. At the same time, Tesla says it is planning to make a limited run of its Tesla Semi truck next year and hopes to soon announce the location of its European Gigafactory.
A year ago, Tesla gave a quarterly report that similarly smashed investors' expectations, igniting a rally that sent its shares 31% higher over the next two months, only to see the stock decline through much of 2019 over worries about corporate governance, profitability and demand for the Model 3.
Tesla reported a profit of $ 1.86 per share, a significantly better result than what the experts expected. Other Wall Street analysts were looking forward to revenue of $6.517 billion and a loss of $0.15 per share. A new model Tesla Roadster is also underway as well as new software updates deployed in late September. Tesla started leasing Model 3s in April. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had projected Tesla would lose about $253m during the third quarter.
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In just 168 days, Tesla moved from initial permitting procedures to a functional automotive manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, unofficially coined Gigafactory 3. "Now that we feel that Model 3 production is in a good place and headed to a great place, we've restored resources to Tesla Solar and storage".
Analysts have questioned how rapidly Tesla's vehicle sales will grow as government subsidies for electric vehicle purchases dwindle in the United States, China and other markets.
Analysts polled by FactSet predicted sales of $6.45 billion in Q3 while Estimize placed Tesla revenue at $6.60 billion.
Tesla has been spotted testing its Model S Plaid again, this time with the prototype sporting a huge wing that looks like it belongs on a race vehicle.
"Having 3 Gigafactories will triple our output, and when you consider increased output per factory it will more than triple over time", Musk said.