I think articles like this are amusing..
Deutsche bank predicts Tesla in 2018 will be cash flow positive.. based on sale of 90,000-100,000 model S's per quarter... except. the numbers don't add up.. the model x and s aren't selling that well, S is getting about 9,000 cars per quarter, X about the same, 8,700... There isn't that much demand for 70k+ vehicles..
and sale of 250,000 model 3 in 2018... also a fantasy. the model 3 will likely end up with a price tag of around 50-60k, unless you get a completely striped down model with short range and no features... and most analysts are now saying even that model will have to cost $40k if they want to be profitable at all. and at that price point, again not a lot of buyers.
Finally, Tesla can expect a reduction or possibly full cut in federal credits as Trump rolls back on cafe regulations... which is a lot of their cash going away...
Oh.. funny thing about this report.. Deutsche Bank is one of Tesla's primary creditors and was just given a bunch of convertible notes in the latest push for cash...(it's basically guaranteed money, if they go into chapter 11, the deutsche bank gets that money back before any other lenders, usually in the form of assets)
even this guy who is a green energy investor is predicting 1-2 years tops before tesla bankruptcy:
There is also something amusing here.. if you put $1,000 down on a model 3, and you never get it due to chapter 11.. you wont get your money back either.
You'll also find a lot of people complaining that their 10-k filing released last week was way too optimistic...
I guess within 2 years we'll see if I'm right about tesla or not.. we can just look at the sales figures.. but when people see the price points and look on paper the differences between the chevy bolt and the model 3.. I think we'll see some people asking for their $1,000 back... (a lot wont, because they simply want a Tesla and not a chevy)