Dan Ives, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, joined Cheddar to talk about Tesla’s record-breaking second quarter after delivering more than 200,000 vehicles. Ives said the quarter was impressive simply because the company was able to overcome the ongoing chip shortage as well as bad press in China. While Tesla’s Elon Musk has been criticized for his public persona, Ives also noted that Musk is a necessary component in the success of the company.