Tesla is working hard to do this Reuters called a fantasy into a reality. In fact, Tesla has already achieved the impossible several times.
Just after the Tesla Q2 2022 earnings call ended last Wednesday, Reuters published this article about Tesla investors betting on “recovery and fantasy”.
The article says that Tesla is losing some of its uniqueness, but its valuation still projects that uniqueness. To me the article sounded a bit negative and tried to match the tone of the title. This seemed to imply that Tesla shareholders who believe in Elon Musk and the company are delusional.
Is this real life?
Is it just fantasy?
Taken in a landside,
No escape from reality
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2022
The author didn’t say that, but the tone was there. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk handled the insult pretty well. And that was an insult not only to Tesla’s shareholders, but also to its hard-working employees.
Tesla employees are as revolutionary as Tesla itself
Tesla Board Member Hiro Mizuno shared his thoughts on the article on Twitter and he is, in my opinion, 100% on point. Hiro pointed out that it’s always those who work hard to make fantasy a reality that change the world.
While some call it a fantasy, others work hard to make it a reality.
It is always the latter who change the world and toast while the others bite the dust. https://t.co/nyt93cVORQ
— HIRO MIZUNO (@hiromichimizuno) July 20, 2022
It’s almost never talked about, but Elon Musk always gives credit to Tesla employees. Even during the earnings call itself, Elon made a point of highlighting Tesla’s employees.
“I think people will be amazed at what we can show on AI Day. So basically there’s a huge amount to look forward to in the second half of this year. And I want to thank all of our employees and suppliers for their hard work in these difficult times. Super appreciate it.
Tesla has already achieved the impossible
Tesla has already achieved the impossible several times. A notable achievement that resurfaced in my own Twitter feed was that Tesla proved it could produce 500,000 electric vehicles in 2020.
I wrote about this in 2021 for Clean Technica. For Tesla, 2020 was a year where the company seemed to be the main player on stage. It had four acts. The first act summarized the 2014 article published in Looking for Alpha that claimed Tesla sold 500,000 cars in 2020 was nonsense.
The following two acts result from the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. First, the new Gigafactory Shanghai was closed. Then, once opened, the Fremont factory closed.
Despite all the challenges 2020 presented for Tesla as well as the world, Tesla still achieved its goal.
Tesla turns “fantasy” into reality
Tesla has already done the impossible, many times. And all the while, the critics were there, mocking and criticizing Elon Musk’s every move. He still does it today.
And that seems to ignore the fact that Tesla has a history of achieving the unachievable. No one thought 6 years ago that EVs would be so popular. We have Tesla to thank for that.