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Tesla delays big rig truck debut; Model 3 in 'production hell'

10 Octubre 2017, 02:39 | Verda Sainz

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Tesla Motors' mass-market Model 3 electric cars are seen in a handout picture from Tesla Motors on March 31, 2016.

In similar fashion, Bernstein is also concerned about Tesla's ability to profitably manufacture the new Model 3.

The lorry's previous debut date was three weeks earlier on 26 October, but Musk delayed the official unveiling of the model, following production difficulties with the Model 3.

Puerto Rico's governor was quick to respond to Musk, insinuating that the island could serve as a flagship project for expanding Tesla's methods of harvesting and storing solar power. Elon Musk of Tesla Technologies thinks so. At present, 7% of the inhabitants of San Juan, the island's capital, have mains electricity.

Musk says the delay is so that the company can focus on production 'bottlenecks' with its new Model 3 sedan. AAPL, +0.35% proving the viability and popularity of smartphones with the iPhone. When it does debut, the semi truck will come with a confirmed range of 200 to 300 miles (322 to 483 kilometers), and reported semi-autonomous capabilities. "That should provide that runway for us to complete recovery efforts". The vehicle will not have any autopilot capabilities (the company's signature "Ludicrous Mode" has been swapped out for "Sensible Mode") nor software available for over-the-air updates.

"Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks & increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas", Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk wrote in a tweet Friday.

"@elonMusk Let's talk", Rossello tweeted. Tesla representatives met with California and Nevada agencies this summer about testing an autonomous semi truck, fueling speculation the upcoming reveal will involve driverless technology.

That exchange led to Friday's phone call.

Toyota, meanwhile, is still producing and selling its Mirai fuel cell car, one of the first such cars in the U.S.

Even before Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's electrical grid was antiquated and heavily in debt.

"The most optimum combination would be conventional power generation plus renewable energy sources". There would be a big jump in scale, however: Puerto Rico has a population of 3.4 million compared with Ta'u's 870 and Kauai's 66,000.

"We continue to maintain our more cautious Model 3 ramp, which is far below company targets", Goldman analyst David Tamberrino wrote in a note to clients on Oct. 3.

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