13 May '18, 6pm

Tesla Got Burned By Model 3 Reservations, No Semi Repeat — Tesla Bankwuptcy Explained, Part 1 https://t.co/R2Zf8np0tU

Tesla Got Burned By Model 3 Reservations, No Semi Repeat — Tesla Bankwuptcy Explained, Part 1 https://t.co/R2Zf8np0tU

The Model X design got prolonged because of the higher than anticipated demand for the Model S. Tesla spent its resources at ramping Model S from the “overly optimistic” (according to many) 20,000 vehicles/year to a more realistic 50,000 vehicles/year. This time, the design team used the extra time to improve on technologically revolutionary options, like the falcon-wing doors and the beautiful chairs — which made the Model X “impossible to produce in volume.” Yes, that claim was later proven untrue, but the challenges did hamper production for a while. This was a lesson learned for Tesla. The next time around, Model 3 production started with a minimum number of options (but a maximum on margin).

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/13/tesla-got-burned-by-...

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