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- Tesla released its latest 'all-hands quarterly video' showing off its product line
- Fans of the electric car company are freaking out over a short clip that shows a car covered in a sheet, which many believe could be the Model Y crossover
- Elon Musk's car firm first revealed the Model Y at an event last November
- The video also has stunning clips of the Tesla Semi truck and the Model 3 sedanÂ
Elon Musk has sent Tesla fans into a frenzy with a new video that teases the electric car firm's latest work.
In what the billionaire mogul calls Tesla's 'all-hands quarterly video,' the firm shows off the Roadster, the all-electric Semi truck, as well as its Fremont factory and sprawling Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.
But the footage that seems to be catching everyone's eye is a short clip that gives a brief glimpse of a mysterious car, covered with a sheet, that many believe could be the yet-to-be-released Model Y.
The car is thought to be the Model Y because it appears to have the same sill, or panel where the door meets the frame, and similar design elements like the door shutline, according to Autoblog.
Musk has recently shared more details about the electric crossover SUV, countering claims that production would begin in 2019 by laying out a target that's 'probably closer to 24 months from now,' or roughly early 2020.
As usual, the Tesla boss has set out an ambitious goal of producing about one million Model Ys per year.
However, it will not be manufactured at Tesla's Fremont production plant, as that facility is already 'jammed to the gills', Musk told investors on a recent earnings call.
He added that Tesla is focusing on making the Model Y easier to produce than the Model 3, Tesla's first mass-market sedan, which has been plagued with production setbacks.
The footage that seems to be catching everyone's eye is a clip that gives a brief glimpse of a mysterious car, covered with a sheet, that could be the yet-to-be-released Model Y
At the Tesla Shareholders Meeting last year, Elon Musk unveiled a sneak-peek image of the company’s upcoming SUV – albeit bathed almost entirely in shadow. While the photo doesn’t disclose much, it does suggest the Model Y could forgo side-view mirrors
'There's no question we could have made the Model 3 much easier to produce than we have,' Musk explained.
'I think Model Y is going to be a manufacturing revolution'.
Tesla also gave a fresh look at its second generation Roadster sports car, showing some never-before-seen shots of the car's futuristic looking dashboard.
The Roadster, which was unveiled last November, is supposed to be able to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 1.9 seconds.
To showcase that feature, the video wraps up with some exhilarating shots of passengers reacting to its insane acceleration.
Tesla also gave a fresh look at its second generation Roadster sports car, showing some never-before-seen shots of the car's futuristic looking dashboard (pictured)
That's not all, either, as the video also shows off the all-electric Tesla Semi truck, which was recently seen screeching its tires during a test drive in the Bay Area.
Tesla plans to roll out the Semi next year, and one of the trucks can be reserved for $200,000.
Other stunning shots show wild horses galloping nearby Tesla's Gigafactory-1 in Nevada, while a few clips feature Tesla's hardworking engineers standing at the Fremont factory.
The video comes just a few days after Musk conducted a bizarre earnings call with investors, wherein he called one analyst a 'boring bonehead'.
At one point, he remarked that the questions were so 'dry that they were killing' him.
The video also shows off the all-electric Tesla Semi truck (pictured), which was recently seen screeching its tires during a test drive in the Bay Area
The Roadster, which was unveiled last year, is supposed to be able to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 1.9 seconds. Here, it's shown accelerating down a quiet road
The video comes just a few days after Musk conducted a bizarre earnings call with investors, wherein he called one analyst a 'boring bonehead' and said the questions were 'so dry'
His candor ultimately cost the company to shed $2 billion (£1.47bn) from its market cap overnight.
The awkward exchange was just one of a number of unusual moments that took place during the teleconference call, held by the South African born entrepreneur in California yesterday.
His 'bonehead' comments were in response to money management firm Bernstein's senior analyst Toni Sacconaghi, who questioned the profitability of the upcoming Tesla 3.
Elon Musk recently said Tesla is focusing on making the Model Y easier to produce than the Model 3, Tesla's first mass-market sedan, which has been plagued with production setbacks
Musk said: 'Excuse me. Next. Boring, bonehead questions are not cool. Next?'
When Joseph Spak, an analyst from RBC Capital Markets posed a question about the Model 3, Musk reportedly paused for 15 seconds, before adding: 'These questions are so dry. They're killing me.'
However, his comments did little to quiet investors' concerns about Tesla's ability to meet Model 3 production goals.
Musk acknowledged error recently in over-automating the Model 3 assembly-line, which has resulted in production delays, but it is still unclear how long and costly it will be to unwind this mistake.
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Elon Musk is known for his outspoken views on a range of subjects, but his candour cost Tesla $3.7bn (£2.75bn) in market value at one stage.
Financial markets reacted sharply to the exchange with a nosedive in the business' shares, which fell by 7.9 per cent at their lowest point to $277.49 (£205).
A number of awkward exchanges took place during the teleconference call.
Branding questions boring
Part way through the Q&A session, money management firm Bernstein's senior analyst Toni Sacconaghi was involved in a back and forth with Tesla's chief financial officer Deepak Ahuja.
In response to questions about the profitability of the upcoming Tesla 3, Musk said: 'Excuse me. Next. Boring, bonehead questions are not cool. Next?'
Rudeness to analysts
When Joseph Spak, an analyst from RBC Capital Markets posed a question about the Model 3, asked another question, shortly after Mr Sacconaghi, Musk reportedly paused for 15 seconds
He then added: 'These questions are so dry. They're killing me.'
Endless YouTube questions
Musk then gave the floor to Galileo Russell, host of YouTube channnel HyperChange TV, which has around 9,300 subscribers.
Mr Russel asked a series of questions of Musk and other senior Tesla executives, which lasted 20 minutes, with Musk thanking him for the 'great questions' at the end of the exchange.
'Moats are lame…'
Mr Russell himself did not fully escape Musk's quirky approach to fielding questions.
He asked why Tesla would wish to let other electric vehicle manufacturers use its Supercharger stations, which the firm has installed all over the US, UK, Europe and Asia.
Referring to an economic principle popularised by Warren Buffet, that compares competitive advantage to a moat on a castle, serving to protect those inside the economic fortress and their riches from outsiders.
Mr Russel questioned why Supercharger stations weren't treated as such a moat by the firm.
Musk replied: 'I think moats are lame. If your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long.'
Attacking the press
During the call Musk, who is also CEO of aerospace firm SpaceX and brain augmentation startup Neuralink, also admonished the press for its handling of crashes involving Teslas on autopilot mode.
According to a transcript of the call, Musk added: 'It's really incredibly irresponsible of any journalists with integrity to write an article that would lead people to believe that autonomy is less safe.
'Because people might actually turn it off, and then die. So, anyway, I'm very upset by this.'
Don't buy Tesla stock
Towards the end of the call, Musk was particularly blunt with with Robert W Baird & Co analyst Ben Kallo.
He encouraged the CEO to give more updates on the Model 3 to boost the firm's stock value.
In response to his question, Musk said: 'I think that if people are concerned about volatility, they should definitely not buy our stock.
'I’m not here to convince you to buy our stock. Do not buy it if volatility is scary. There you go.'