Watching the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Semitruck event, I was reminded of the Model X event held in February 2012. Elon Musk took the stage and promised this car would be delivered in December 2013. It turned out to be two years late, and it delivered only losses. At the Semitruck event, Tesla launched two de-facto kickstarter campaigns for two future products - truck and sports car. The purpose of the event was obvious before and became even more obvious as it happened: to raise money.
In the last six weeks, I have published several articles about how observing Tesla's (TSLA) VIN numbers found on "cars parked on the street" were a leading indicator behind Tesla's massive Model 3 sales shortfall thus far. These are sales through the end of October, courtesy of Insideevs: here. As you can see in the table above, Tesla's Model 3 deliveries have been abysmal through October, numbering only 367 units and lagging vastly behind its chief competitor, the Chevrolet (GM) Bolt EV.
Wow, that came out of nowhere! At today's Barclays investment conference, General Motors (GM) offered a presentation which laid out GM's electric car roadmap in far greater detail than anything that came before it. There's a lot to cover here, so let's start with the thing that will be coming up in only 18 months from now. You may recall that Tesla (TSLA) has promised the Model Y, which will be the crossover version of the Model 3.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".