Tesla CFO Ahuja's Retirement Stuns Wall St

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The new SUV will be produced at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada, and should incur substantially lower costs than the Model 3 line - due to sharing a platform and 75% of its components with the Model 3.

Tesla credited strong demand for its Model 3, manufacturing improvements and recent cost cuts for the turnaround. The company predicts Model Y sales will be higher than the Model 3 which they believe will allow "the profitability of our business [to] become sustainable positive".

We last heard about the Model Y crossover mid-size SUV auto past year and it sounded like it was going to be revealed sooner rather than later.

Approximately 140,000 of those were Model 3s. Tesla has a few hundred orders for the $150,000-$180,000 truck, but those customers may have to wait a little longer to pick theirs up. Instead, Tesla pushed to include an ever-increasing list of new features in the Model X as it evolved into the "faberge egg" of cars, according to CEO Elon Musk. It would bring several new features. Livingston Grp Asset Mngmt Company (Operating As Southport Capital Management) has invested 0.02% in Tesla, Inc. The Model 3 alone accounted for 140,000 of those deliveries.

Tesla is beginning to ship its Model 3 to Europe and Asia from California. It had to set up makeshift tents in the parking lot of the Fremont facility to make vehicles. Musk said, "Batteries and powertrains will come out and go straight into the vehicle".

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Tesla has adjusted prices of its US -made cars in China to keep its cars affordable in the country, a move also aimed at helping it fend off competition from a swathe of domestic electric vehicle startups such as Nio Inc, Byton and XPeng Motors.

In May past year, Musk said he would love to roll out Tesla electric cars in India but the tough government regulations had forced him to apply the brakes on his plans. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 90,053 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock valued at $23,843,000 after buying an additional 50,440 shares in the last quarter.

Tesla has reported its 2018 fourth quarter earnings that missed the expectations of analysts but beat on revenue. The company ended 2018 with $3.7 billion cash. "In the second half of 2018, our cash position improved by $1.45 billion despite the scheduled repayment of a $230 million convertible bond in Q4", Tesla said. He had earlier parted ways from Tesla in 2015 after being in the company for 8 years and had later rejoined Tesla in 2017, replacing then-CFO Jason Wheeler, who abruptly resigned.

Here's how the company did, compared with what Wall Street expected: Adjusted EPS: $1.93 versus $2.20, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv Revenue: $7.23 billion versus $7.08 billion, according to average estimates compiled by RefinitivTesla CFO Deepak Ahuja is leaving This afternoon, Elon Musk announced Tesla's long-time chief financial officer, Deepak Ahuja, is retiring from the company after nearly 11 years.

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