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anonymous:
Good commentary.
3:07 am — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
anonymous:
agreed. and that's why i bought a bolt. it's real, and i could get it now. it doesn't have a 2 year wait, and those tax incentives are nice.
4:13 am — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
@Elon Musk:
The neverending salad toss that is Tesla’s press coverage has always mystified me.
12:01 pm — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Anyone remember the bollockbuster hit movie "Gung Ho"?

Where's Michael Keaton when you need him?
4:12 pm — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
The Tesla 3 also has the worlds worst designed instrument cluster. In the center? All touch? Get the fuck out.
5:13 pm — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
barkingsheltie:
My company deals with both Tesla & to a lesser degree with SpaceX.

We also deal with most of the other car companies, US & foreign, and a number of racing teams as well.

My experience tells me Tesla will have quite a challenge meeting the expectations for model 3 volume; they simply don't have access to tier 1 sub-contractors, nor do they have a lot of experience with large scale manufacturing and logistics as Detroit & the rest.
We are seeing issues with some of the assembly lines for their subs. Couple were closed for weeks this past summer.

When Musk stated we are in "manufacturing hell", he wasn't kidding.

While large scale & logistics issues are sexy like autonomous driving/AI software, they are still extremely important if you want to offer product to the masses.
6:40 pm — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Not Anonymous:
What Patrick Henry said is true. I want to like the Model 3 more than I actually do.

I live in LA and Teslas are abundant in my neighborhood. But people buy them to make a fashion statement and virtue signal.

As electric becomes the norm, Tesla will have to find news to distinguish themselves.

The Model 3 suggests they may not.
7:14 pm — Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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