31 Dec '16, 5pm

Tesla Starting Make-Or-Break Year With Model 3 Production and Automated Vehicles

Tesla Starting Make-Or-Break Year With Model 3 Production and Automated Vehicles

There are those who think Tesla stands to either victoriously shine or flop in 2017, as Model 3 production begind and fully-autonomous features are added to vehicles in the factory. This is according to a Wired think piece which tips its hat to Tesla making it this far, but explores the long list of challenges the company faces to thrive in the capital-intensive, complex auto manufacturing business. Tesla’s tendency to overstate production target dates and to reset them was cited. While it was impressive to see about 400,000 consumers put money down for Model 3 pre-orders this year, the company will have to transform into a manufacturer that can produce millions of them. That means keeping them safe and up to quality standards, delivering them as on time as possible, and doing it all profitably. Corporate profits have been eluding the publicly-traded company since its ince...

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