Tesla's highly anticipated 'Investor Day' event takes place today at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. The event starts early for factory tours and Plaid demo rides, but the main events will be Tesla's keynote at 3 pm CST and the Q&A session that will follow it at 4:30 pm.
Watch Tesla's live stream of the keynote and the Q&A session below.
What Time Does Investor Day Start?
Tesla's live stream starts at 3:00 pm CST, which is the following times around the world:
1:00 pm Pacific
4:00 pm Eastern
9:00 pm London
10:00 pm Berlin
8:00 am (March 2nd) Sydney
Watch Tesla's 'Investor Day' Event Live
Watch Tesla's live stream below:
Investor Day Agenda
11 am: Event Check-In
11 am - 2:45 pm: Factory Tours and Plaid Demo Rides
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Keynotes
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Q&A
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Meet & Greet
What to Expect at Investor Day
Master Plan Part 3
At 3:00 pm, the keynote speeches will take place, during which Musk is expected to unveil his Master Plan Part 3. These plans have served as the roadmap for Tesla, providing insight into the company's future.
Elon Musk has not disclosed specific details about Master Plan Part 3. Still, he has previously hinted that it will focus on scaling Tesla's operations to an extreme size and incorporating artificial intelligence into the company's operations. The CEO has also stated that the plan will encompass his other ventures, such as SpaceX and The Boring Company.
Tesla also needs to increase its production capacity, and we expect Tesla to officially announce that their next Gigafactory will be in Mexico.
We also expect to find out more about Tesla's upcoming vehicles. WholeMarsCatalog recently tweeted that 40 individuals will be receiving rides in the Tesla Cybertruck.
We don't know whether this will be in one of Tesla's latest prototypes but he could give us more details of Tesla's latest changes to their pickup truck.
FSD Hardware 4.0
Tesla's FSD hardware 4.0 has already been leaked, but we think that Tesla may officilaly reveal the new FSD hardware suite at the event. Tesla could announce that all vehicles now ship or will soon ship with HW4. If Tesla talks about the new hardware, they'll likely go into much more detail and we'll find out new information about the cameras and radar.
Next Generation Platform
Tesla previously announced that their next-generation platform will be a focus of the event. It's not clear whether Tesla will announce a specific vehicle or simply the platform that various vehicles will soon be built on.
There have been various rumors and information floating around about Tesla's upcoming vehicles, such as the robotaxi, a configurable van, and a more affordable Tesla. It's possible one or all of these vehicles will leverage Tesla's next-gen platform.
Investor Day is expected to be an action-packed event that will reveal a lot of information on what Tesla is working on and what it will deliver later this year and in the future.
Elon Musk had this to say about their upcoming event, Investor Day is for “people and life of earth,” adding “it will be a message of good hope & positivity for the future.”
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Cox Automotive, the world's largest automotive services and technology provider, has released a forecast predicting that Tesla will lead the luxury market in Q1 2023 with sales of 180,000 units, a gain of nearly 40% from Q1 2022. As a result, Tesla is expected to post solid sales gains and surpass a market share of 5% for the first time. This marks a significant achievement for the electric car maker as it continues to gain market share in the luxury car market.
Improved Inventory and Lowered Prices to Spark Demand
By far, Tesla will be the top luxury-vehicle seller in the U.S. in Q1, with sales more than double that of BMW or Mercedes. This impressive performance is likely due to Tesla's innovative technology, sleek designs, and rising brand recognition.
Tesla's success in Q1 2023 is expected to be primarily driven by improved inventory levels and lowered prices. According to Cox Automotive, new-vehicle inventory levels have significantly improved from Q1 2022, which has helped stimulate sales despite elevated prices and high auto loan rates. Tesla also lowered its prices in the first quarter to spark demand.
Tesla's Record Quarter
Tesla's Q1 2023 sales are expected to reach 180,000, a record quarter for the company in the U.S. In addition, the company's growth trajectory continues to outpace its competitors, with Tesla's market share forecasted to surpass 5% for the first time. This puts Tesla on track to achieve its goal of selling 1 million electric vehicles per year, an ambitious target the company has set for itself.
Strong Outlook for Tesla
Cox Automotive's forecast is good news for Tesla investors and enthusiasts. The electric car maker has been expanding its production capacity to meet the rising vehicle demand. Tesla's Model Y, launched in 2020, has been a hit with customers, with the company ramping up production to meet the high demand. Tesla also plans to launch the Cybertruck, its first all-electric pickup truck, in 2022.
As more consumers look to switch to electric vehicles to reduce their carbon footprint, Tesla's growth prospects are expected to remain strong. The company's continued innovation in the electric car space and aggressive expansion plans could help it solidify its position as a leader in the automotive industry.
Other Key Take Aways from Cox
The release suggests a positive surprise for U.S. auto sales in Q1 2023. Still, supply constraints and affordability issues are expected to put a ceiling on what's possible for the rest of the year. Despite these challenges, Tesla's continued growth trajectory and strong performance in the luxury market are promising signs for the electric car maker.
General Motors is expected to finish Q1 as the top seller of new vehicles in the U.S., with sales volume forecasted to increase by over 15% year over year to reach 587,000 units. However, sales will drop from Q4 2022 when GM's volume hits 618,692.
The Bottleneck Has Passed, but Prices Are Too High
New-vehicle inventory levels have significantly improved from Q1 2022, up roughly 70% from the volume recorded in the early months of 2022. This has helped stimulate sales despite elevated prices and high auto loan rates.
Fleet sales for the entire year of 2023 are forecasted at 2.2 million, up 23% from 2022, when 1.8 million units were sold to commercial buyers.
Cox Automotive has adjusted its full-year new-vehicle sales forecast to 14.2 million, an increase of nearly 3% from 2022.
Elevated prices and average auto loan rates above 8% are expected to hold back new-vehicle sales for the rest of the year. The typical new-vehicle loan payment was more than $750 a month in Q1, which is out of reach for many households.
Tesla's sales forecasted to surpass 5% market share in Q1 2023 is a significant milestone for the electric car maker. Tesla's success in the luxury market is due to its innovative technology, sleek designs, and raising brand recognition. In addition, the company's improved inventory levels and lowered prices have helped stimulate sales despite elevated prices and high auto loan rates. With a record quarter forecasted for Q1 2023, Tesla's outlook remains strong, and the company continues to lead the charge in the electric car market.
Tesla is updating its app to show the vehicle's planned path to its destination
Not a Tesla App
Tesla is consistently working to improve its mobile app experience for users, and now they're adding another new feature. Building on the features unveiled last year, Tesla is now adding the ability to view the route the vehicle is taking toward its destination. Thanks to Max for the tip!
When using GPS navigation, the app directly displays the driver's destination, distance, and estimated arrival time (ETA) on the main screen. By tapping into the navigation section, users can access a map that shows the vehicle's location, nearby Superchargers, and destination details. The app also displays the vehicle's expected state of charge upon arrival at the destination, providing greater transparency for owners regarding battery consumption. The one missing piece was the suggested route the vehicle is taking to reach its destination. That is now being added to the app and is available for select users.
In the last Tesla app update, v4.19, the company introduced a new API called "nav route." This API looked to go unused at first, but this new feature appears to leverage this API to display the path the vehicle will take, much like the in-car navigation system.
Building on Latest Update
The October 2022 update brought a host of additional features to the Tesla mobile app, enhancing convenience for its users. For instance, the app now shows more information about the media playing in the vehicle, such as song title, artist, and destination details.
The automaker rolled out major revisions to its Energy app in its cars, which displays the battery's state of charge upon departure and arrival, as well as the main causes of battery drain. Tesla started bringing this functionality to the app for older Model S and Model X vehicles, and will hopefully soon expand it to other vehicles.
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