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Old 10-30-2018, 01:13 PM   #679 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
If you change its design / construction, then you change the safety aspects.

Tesla is ramping up their production - the Model 3 will probably be the best selling car in the US within a year - and maybe even this calendar year. It is earning a profit. It is the safest production car ever made.
The body is different than the chassis, and has little to do with safety. It was the body that received the most criticism due to the complexity and lack of precise fitment. There was an image showing a fender well using something like 6 pieces of different material, and containing glue, welds, and rivets for a part that would normally just be formed out of a single piece of material.

It's things like that needing improvement to reduce cost, possibly reduce weight, and improve aesthetic qualities.
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