"The potential benefits of a Tesla-GM merger are plain to even a [Trump University]business-school dropout like your humble author. You put together a carmaker with mojo and a carmaker with capacity. Peanut butter in the chocolate. Get the idea? All of a sudden, a mildly-revamped Volt with "Tesla DNA" is selling like hot cakes at forty grand, because it's a cheap Tesla instead of a hugely-expensive Chevy."
"Forget the Gigafactory and all those headaches. General Motors has factories aplenty. And with the pros from Detroit on the case, Tesla can focus on innovation instead of sales-and-service support. They also have a dealer network that can be pressed into service if necessary, although in the twenty-first century we tend to think of old-school dealers as liabilities instead of assets. Still. It would be nice to be able to take your Model S P100D in for service at your local Chevy-Cadillac rural dealer if the necessity arose."