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News Musk’s Tweet About the Hertz-Tesla Deal Cost $300 Billion

Musk’s Tweet About the Hertz-Tesla Deal Cost $300 Billion

Basically, Hertz’s “order” has no real impact on Tesla’s business

  • In brief, Musk said that Hertz and Tesla have not signed a contract.

  • Furthermore, demand for Tesla vehicles already outstrips production capabilities.

As Musk put it in his Tweet, the Hertz deal “has zero effect on our economics.” Hertz announced last week that they’d placed an order for no less than 100,000 Tesla vehicles but apparently, no actual contract was signed.

The news from Hertz sent, as always, Tesla’s stock soared by 13% and the EV company’s market value to a staggering $1 trillion. Musk tweeted shortly after the announcement that Tesla already has far more demand for its vehicles than they are able to produce. In fact, 100,000 units are roughly Tesla’s total one-tenth of its annual production capability.

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Following Musk’s Tweet, Tesla’s shares fell all of 3%. Even so, it’s important to recall that the EV car company’s stocks have rocketed 56% in the last month alone. Back on October 25th, according to Automotive News, Musk questioned the change in valuation as Tesla’s problem isn’t selling their vehicles, it’s building them.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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