Tesla created the Supercharger network to make long-distance travel a seamless experience for drivers. Cars have always represented independence and the freedom to travel wherever and whenever people want to go. To enable this freedom, building a charging network that provides quick, convenient, and long-distance travel is critical to the adoption of electric vehicles. One of our top priorities this year is to significantly increase capacity of our Supercharger network.
We would like to welcome Chris Lattner, who will join Tesla as our Vice President of Autopilot Software. Chris’s reputation for engineering excellence is well known. He comes to Tesla after 11 years at Apple where he was primarily responsible for creating Swift, the programming language for building apps on Apple platforms and one of the fastest growing languages for doing so on Linux. Prior to Apple, Chris was lead author of the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure, an open source umbrella project that is widely used in commercial products and academic research today.
Wir haben das Supercharger Netz konzipiert, um durch leistungsstarke Ladetechnologie zügige und effiziente Langstreckenfahrten zu ermöglichen. Daher können wir es verstehen, dass es frustrierend ist, wenn man an einem Supercharger ankommt, der von bereits geladenen Teslas blockiert wird. Um eine effizientere Fahrt für alle Tesla Besitzer zu ermöglichen, führen wir daher eine flottenweite Blockiergebühr ein. Ziel ist es, die Verfügbarkeit von Supercharger Ladesäulen zu erhöhen.
Tesla’s shareholders have overwhelmingly approved our acquisition of SolarCity. Excluding the votes of Elon and other affiliated shareholders, more than 85% of shares voted were cast in favor of the acquisition. With SolarCity’s shareholders also having approved the acquisition, the transaction will be completed in the coming days.
Als Reaktion auf den Vorschlag des deutschen Kraftfahrt-Bundesamtes (KBA), der Name "Autopilot" sei irreführend, haben wir mit einem externen Marktforschungsunternehmen eine Umfrage unter Tesla-Besitzern in Deutschland durchgeführt, um besser zu verstehen, wie sie die Autopilot-Funktion wahrnehmen.
Today, we are truly honored to announce that Model X has been awarded the Golden Steering Wheel (Das Goldene Lenkrad), one of the most prestigious automotive awards in the world. Candidates for this award are nominated by hundreds of thousands across Europe for excellence across six categories. The Golden Steering Wheel jury, composed of professional race car drivers, accomplished technicians, editors, designers, and digital and connectivity experts, then spent three days judging Model X.
Accelerating a sustainable energy future is only possible with high-volume factories. They allow us to manufacture high-quality products with economies of scale, making them more affordable and accessible to the world. As the machine that builds the machine, our factories are so important that we believe they will ultimately deserve an order of magnitude more attention in engineering than what they produce. At very high production volumes, the factory becomes more of a product than the product itself.
We very much appreciate that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), following an in-depth examination of both companies, recommends in favor of Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity.
Our Mission, Our Vision, and Our Products This year, CO2 concentration levels permanently exceeded the alarming 400 parts per million threshold. Many climate scientists believe this level will have a catastrophic impact on the environment. According to NASA, 2016 had the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping.