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Hyperdrive Daily: Tesla Beyond the Numbers

A Tesla Inc. Supercharging Station
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond.

Tesla’s quarterly earnings reports are never just about the headline numbers. So many nuggets lie within what Elon Musk and his executives say on the conference call, and on occasion the CEO will blast Wall Street analysts as boneheaded or announce a surprise executive departure. Monday's call was tame by comparison, but it's always worth going back through the slide deck and call a second time. Here are three things that stood out to me: