Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday that the company's second-quarter delivery volume is "a record at every level" record.
Musk also told shareholders that "so soon we will have a car that lasts for 400 miles (about 643 kilometers)."
Musk said: "Every car produced since October 2016 can be completely autonomous, just replace the computer." He added: "We still need regulatory approval, but we have this ability. This has greatly increased the value of the car. In fact, I think that in addition to an electric car that can be upgraded to autonomous driving, buying anything is an economic madness."
At the conference, Musk and Tesla CTO JB Straubel showed shareholders a picture of European green fields and joked that it would one day become their super factory in Europe. Musk said the company plans to build a car factory on every continent. By the end of the year, they will decide and announce the site of another battery and car factory in Europe.
Outside the venue of the shareholder meeting, Tesla presented the prototypes of the upcoming Roadster sports car, semi-trailer truck and Model Y RV at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., prompting fans and shareholders. Publish a snapshot on a social network.
Asked about Tesla's financial prospects for 2019, Musk said: "if you are a fast-growing company, profitability is always challenging." He said Tesla's goal this year is to expand the size of the entire "team" by 60 to 80 percent, and said, "it's hard to make a profit at this level of growth." But he said the company was likely to achieve positive cash flow while growing at that rate.