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From Reuters:

Tesla Inc said the number of labor hours needed to produce its Model S and Model X cars have decreased considerably, following the latest report of quality problems that could prevent the carmaker from hitting its production targets. The electric car maker told Reuters on Wednesday production of 100,000 Model S and Model X vehicles is now possible in a two-shift cycle with minimal overtime, compared with three shifts and considerable overtime earlier.

This will help improve gross margins for Tesla in 2018.

Tesla has applied for a permit for “Tesla restaurant and supercharger station” at the address 1401 Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica, California.

It looks like this could be the site of a what Elon tweeted in January, “Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA.”

Further inspection shows there will also be solar PV at this site.

More info on this TMC thread.