Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's 2023 Investor Day - Live Stream

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TLDR Tesla is working towards creating a sustainable energy economy by electrifying everything, optimizing manufacturing processes, and leveraging advanced technology to scale production and reduce costs, with the goal of producing 20 million electric vehicles per year and achieving one terawatt hour of annual energy storage production.

Powertrain and Factory Innovations

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    Tesla's powertrain engineering team creates cars that are not only the fastest for the money, but also highly efficient, with motors as powerful as jet engines.
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    Tesla continuously improves their powertrain and factory, with the Model 3 and Y powertrain being 20% lighter, using 25% less heavy rares, and the powertrain factory being 75% smaller and 65% cheaper than the original one, all without compromising the performance and range of their cars.
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    Tesla has developed custom software that allows them to quickly iterate through millions of possible drive unit designs, resulting in high-performance and efficient products.
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    Tesla utilizes OTA updates and data insights to iterate quickly on software and hardware design decisions, such as removing the sunroof based on customer usage data and using collision data to improve crash safety systems.
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    Tesla implemented a fully automated assembly line in less than eight months, resulting in a 99% reduction in labor force and a significant increase in quality.
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    Tesla has been able to significantly increase their production speed, going from taking 12 years to build the first million vehicles to building the fourth million in less than seven months.

Sustainability and Future Vision

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    Elon Musk believes there is a clear path to a fully sustainable Earth with abundance, supporting a civilization much bigger than the current population.
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    Tesla's focus on all aspects of delivering stationary storage, including innovative design features and industry-leading power electronics, positions them as a leader in the sustainable energy economy.
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    Auto bidder, an autonomous energy trading platform, helps optimize battery storage by making hundreds or even thousands of real-time decisions every five minutes to maximize value and take advantage of the battery's versatility.
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    The use of the Tesla operating system has allowed Tesla to increase performance, add capabilities, and reduce costs on a per car basis, while also expanding into other areas such as captive insurance and enabling real-time data reporting for better operational adjustments.
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    Elon Musk discusses the importance of reducing the cost of storage and bringing flexible load to the grid to accelerate the deployment of renewables, highlighting Tesla's focus on making renewables more valuable through low-cost storage solutions.

Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

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    Tesla has made significant strides in building a scalable self-driving system by using AI machine learning neural networks that take in live feeds from the car's eight cameras to produce a unified 3D output space.
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    Tesla's FSD beta software has already been shipped to approximately 400,000 customers in the US and Canada, and users of FSD are already five to six times safer than the national average.
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    ️ Tesla's custom-designed actuators for the humanoid robot demonstrate their ability to bring a useful product to market at scale faster than anyone else in the industry.
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    Tesla's success in managing its supply chain lies in its involvement in all the details, including working closely with supplier engineers and managing each and every attribute, even during challenging times like the chip shortage and the pandemic.
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    "As autonomy is effectively turned on for the fleet, it may be the biggest asset value increase in history overnight." - Elon Musk

Advancements in Electric Vehicles

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    ️ As battery energy density improves, all cars will eventually go fully electric and autonomous, making non-autonomous gasoline cars as outdated as riding a horse and using a flip phone.
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    Tesla Model 3 is four times more efficient than a Toyota Corolla in terms of well-to-wheel energy usage, highlighting the advantages of electric vehicles.
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    Despite the challenges, the Model 3 became the best-selling EV ever, highlighting the success of Tesla's efforts in creating a more affordable and desirable electric vehicle.

Timestamped Summary

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    There is a clear path to a fully sustainable Earth with abundance by electrifying everything and achieving end-use efficiency, creating a sustainable energy economy that requires half as much energy as a combustion economy, with the goal of producing 20 million electric vehicles per year and the need for redesigning ships and planes to optimize the use of new energy sources.
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    Tesla is rethinking manufacturing and design to create innovative and efficient electric vehicles, with a unique manufacturing process, simplified assembly, and optimized material flow, resulting in faster production, lower costs, and powerful cars known for their speed and efficiency.
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    Tesla has made significant advancements in power electronics, software, and powertrain manufacturing, resulting in lower costs, increased efficiency, and the ability to scale electric vehicle production, while also reducing the use of rare earth materials, and is working towards automated manufacturing, transitioning to 48 volts, and leveraging data insights for product development and autonomous driving technology.
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    1:19:27
    Tesla's humanoid robot, Optimus, powered by advanced AI technology, aims to bring a scalable product to market quickly, potentially leading to a future with more robots than humans, raising economic questions.
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    1:38:58
    Tesla is automating their factory and supply chain to control costs, successfully navigating supply chain challenges, forming strong relationships with suppliers, and implementing fully automated assembly lines to scale production to 20 million vehicles.
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    Tesla has rapidly increased production capacity by learning from past mistakes, implementing process optimization and automation, and building new factories, while also making progress in cell manufacturing and investing in upstream materials; their mega pack product is a market leader in efficiency and reliability, and their Power Electronics devices provide innovative functionality, contributing to grid stability and optimizing battery storage value.
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    2:19:38
    Tesla's strong team culture and focus on collaboration drive improvements and innovations, with a goal to reduce costs, increase affordability, and achieve significant cost advantages in the auto industry through vertical integration and improved internal processes.
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    2:38:00
    Tesla plans to achieve 20 million annual vehicle production and one terawatt hour of annual energy storage production, with a focus on cost reduction and improving product affordability, while also addressing supply chain challenges and advancing technology, such as dry battery electrodes and AI.
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