How to Listen to Tesla's Pre-Model 3 Earnings Call

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Tesla is set to announce its first quarter 2017 earnings on Wednesday, and Model 3 fans will want to listen in. The call is likely to be the last before the $35,000 vehicle enters production in July, and investors will be keen to find out the company’s current status ahead of its big shift toward a mass market.

After the markets close, Tesla will issue a press release explaining its earnings for the quarter, alongside a more in-depth breakdown. Soon after, Tesla will hold a question-and-answer conference call, where analysts will be able to grill company executives about the numbers that have been released.

These sessions provide some juicy tidbits about Tesla’s future plans. In previous calls, we’ve learned that the Model 3 has been designed for mass production, and that the vehicle is on track to start production in July. This call will be an opportunity for Tesla to update the public on how development is going.

The Tesla Model 3.


The Tesla earnings call will start Wednesday, May 3 at these times:

  • 2.30 p.m. Pacific time
  • 5.30 p.m. Eastern time
  • 10.30 p.m. British Summer time
  • 11.30 p.m. Central European Daylight time
  • 6.30 a.m. China Standard time (Thursday)
  • 9.30 a.m. Australian Eastern Standard time (Thursday)

It’s easy to follow along with the call. Ensure you have a compatible device with speakers. You can test your setup ahead of time to ensure the call will come through effectively. Run through the below steps before the call starts, then repeat the steps once the call has started:

  • Go to the Tesla investor relations event page. You should see a listing for the first quarter 2017 results, followed by a link to the webcast.
  • Follow the webcast link. At this point you will see the option at the bottom of your window to test your setup. The site will display a checklist for compatible browsers, screen size, relevant plugins and connection speed. It’s best to complete this test with no other applications using the internet connection.
  • When you’re done testing, return to the first screen. Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address. The company field is optional.
  • Click submit, and you’ll be taken to the conference call.

After that, sit back and enjoy! If you miss it, fear not — Tesla will host a recorded version of the call on its website after the event. But if you want to stay up to date with the same information that investors are receiving, the above steps are the best way to do so.