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Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show Enlarge Photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been successful in developing things like their electric motors in-house, the company still relies on others for many of the components that go into its cars. The Model 3 was expected to be the next step in reaching Tesla's vertically integrated future, but it turns out to remain dependent on a large number of parts from outside sources. CHECK OUT: Parts order for Tesla Model 3 cut by 40 percent starting in December: report (Oct 2017) According to analysts from Oppenheimer & Co. cited in a Fortune article last October, delays by some of those suppliers were one of the reasons Model 3 has production had not ramped up as quickly as Musk promised. Som...

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