Tesla had an Investor Day occasion at its gigafactory in Austin, TX, in the present day. By some means, throughout this occasion, Secret Grasp Plan #3 bought leaked to some individuals. It even appeared on an internet site that didn’t perceive the nondisclosure settlement (NDA). Or is there some ambiguity in “secret.” The author says it’s simply between you and me.
What was introduced for Grasp Plan #3 was “the trail to a totally sustainable power future for Earth.” Nicely, that path is greatest described by Mark Z. Jacobson from Stanford College in California. One other main voice on this matter is the Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change, higher generally known as the IPCC. IPCC publications are essentially the most scrutinized on this matter on the planet.
Allow us to not overlook the Worldwide Vitality Company (IEA) in Paris. It publishes yearly overviews about progress on this business and the roads to a clear world. And finally, one in every of my favourites: the “One Earth Local weather Mannequin” from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, College of Know-how Sydney, in Australia. And there are various different pathways to a sustainable power future, albeit some from fossil-fuel proponents should not very sustainable in my humble opinion.
Do we want another path? What does the brand new “secret” grasp plan contribute to those different pathways?
Nothing new on the trail to a sustainable future. As a result of that highway is fairly nicely laid out. This was a half-hour waste of time for me. However that’s what I do for a passion, comply with Tesla.
Subsequent got here discuss of enhancements in design and manufacturing. For individuals who have adopted Tesla intently these final 10 years or extra, nothing a lot was disclosed. For me, what was new was the transition to a whole ethernet IP-based system within the next-gen car.
The transition from 12V to 48V sooner or later will not be actually a shock. It’s one thing all carmakers are fascinated with, and know to be unavoidable.
The design and manufacturing presentation was nice to see, even with not a lot new data. It was adopted by a really non-informative set of shows about software program and FSD improvement.
What was extra promising was the battery manufacturing story. The 4680 cells Tesla has been engaged on are lastly stepping into quantity manufacturing. Manufacturing in Austin is scaling up and manufacturing in Nevada is in improvement.
That was adopted by speak about Tesla putting in stationary power storage all around the world and offering power to its clients in Texas. Tesla is coming into the electrical energy utility enterprise.
This being an “investor day,” there was a whole lot of data to persuade traders that TSLA is an effective funding. It was even talked about that the board was beginning to speak about inventory buybacks or dividend funds. Tesla is admittedly turning into a mature firm. However for these of us thinking about future merchandise and manufacturing of the corporate, there was not a lot information.
Full disclosure: I’ve and can hold my Tesla shares. That’s an environmental and monetary determination. It has nothing to do with the antics of the CEO.
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