Tesla Motors 2014 Shareholder Meeting – 55-Minute Video

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 17

Elon Musk Is Always Entertaining And Revealing

Elon Musk Is Always Entertaining And Revealing

Here’s complete video of the Tesla Motors 2014 shareholder meeting.

Some video notes:

0:00 Introduction
9:39 Elon Musk Introduction – Slide Show
26:05 Q&A w/ Elon Musk

Of course, it’s the Elon Musk Q&A section that’s always the most entertaining and revealing.

Dana Hull of the San Jose Mercury News points out “5 Takeaways From Tesla’s Shareholder Meeting.” We’ve presented two of those highlights below (follow link for 3 additional highlights):

“1. Musk plans to stay on as CEO of Tesla for four or five years, or at least through volume production of Gen 3, the mass market, $35,000-a-year car. โ€œNo one is a CEO forever,โ€ said Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX. โ€œEventually they carry you out.โ€

“4. Tesla has the S and X; there were jokes that the Gen 3 had to be the Model E. Tesla filed a patent for the Model E, as well as a Model Y, but then Ford threatened to sue over Model E.”

Source: Silicon Beat

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17 responses to "Tesla Motors 2014 Shareholder Meeting – 55-Minute Video"

  1. Anon says:

    Wow… Seems like Tesla is on track. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And they’ve been SO GOOD at hiding X (late 2014) and GenIII (late 2016) dev / updated prototypes / concept artwork, etc..

    2016 awaits. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mikael says:

    Hmmm… With less than 7 month left of 2014 it’s interesting to hear them sticking to late 2014 plan for the Model X.

    Somehow they will make it happen (even though late 2014 is probably early 2015 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. ffbj says:

    I thought the comment on Tesla patents and the implication that Tesla would be doing something with them to give the ev revolution a jolt was a most interesting comment.

    1. Blueberry Blipblop says:

      I agree. That whas like “whoa”. And it is not Tesla, it’s Musk himeself whos behind that statement. He has said before that he is not very fond of patents. Let’s see if he gets his will through.

  4. Boris says:

    I didn’t expect any cringe-worthy moments a shareholder meeting,but oh my, at 38:55…

    1. Mikael says:

      How can he ask that with a straight face? It’s almost like he believes that he is so close to being a big part of the Tesla top level people.

      I hope they check him for weapons twice.

  5. Thomas says:

    You should have taken the siliconbeat article from this year as your source ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://www.siliconbeat.com/2014/06/03/five-takeaways-from-teslas-shareholder-meeting/

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      Swapped…Thanks…my bad

  6. Phil Trubey says:

    Unfortunately, this isn’t the full video. It cuts off after 55 minutes. There is still more that Tesla hasn’t managed to get up on their website. Hopefully they can add the missing segment.

  7. Phil Trubey says:

    And yes, the take away link you provided was from a year ago!

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      Fixed…Sorry ’bout that. Had both Silicon Beat articles open. Linked the wrong one.

  8. Lad says:

    Tesla stockholder meetings are interesting to watch because the CEO actually says something not necessarily scripted.

    I hope Musk understood the fellow looking for a job was asking for help, even in his strange way. I know Musk couldn’t promise anything and couldn’t turn the meeting into a job interview; however, I hope someone at Tesla followed up and gave the guy a chance to explain his position.

    1. kdawg says:

      I think he just wanted his red stapler back.

      1. Boris says:

        Oh, the good old days…

  9. ffbj says:

    I would call it the Model E rotated 90 degrees
    to the left.

    1. Anon says:

      Call it “Gen3”, or “G3” for short. A mirrored 3 also looks like an “E”.

      F*ck Ford.

  10. nick says:

    How about epsilon intsead of E. Telsa’s new model epsilon – at tesla we make sex in another form.