Submitted by Ross1 on Fri, 2016-09-09 02:27
There were lessons learned in producing the Model X: it was too complicated.
IMO the best thing now for Tesla would be to produce a Model 3 with profitability built in due to cutting specs and therefore costs.
So instead of asking for a tree full of lovely gifts, we should/ could be encouraging head office to build down rather than up.
What could you do without, in a battery electric $35000 car?
What could TM do to make the car more spartan and cost less to build AND RAMP?
The ramp up is significant when looking at versions which sell for 2x the base price, possibly up to 2x the base ramp cost.
There are a lot of features on previous Teslas which customers seem to think is their right in a car selling for half the MS. How stupid is that?
Economy of scale can only go so far.
Tesla, build a cheap garden variety M3, and save the headaches.