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Old 07-18-2018, 08:06 PM   #463 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
It seems battery capacity is the easiest way to turn a profit, as Tesla marks them up about 100% over their cost to build. Musk said that once production hit a certain throughput the base model would be profitable, and I would assume that time is fast approaching. It certainly isn't profitable to idle expensive production equipment, so they better start churning out standard range models soon.
Musk says a lot of things, most of which is widely optimistic. For example he says they are going to launch a semi, Model Y, and a new roadster in the next 2 years even though Tesla hasn't managed to launch a single product on time let alone 3 at the same time.

They do have a tent assembly line that they could shut down. They could stop working people 12 hours a day / 6 days a week. The overtime alone has to be killing them.
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