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Old 02-04-2020, 03:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Is this larger than Tesla insisting on doing everything their own way and not trying to learn from a century of automotive experience?
Doing things differently than established automotive companies isn't optional if you're a new company. How could a new company survive if they simply copy what big established players are doing? There is no competitive advantage to be found there.

Tesla does things differently because they have no other choice. Either the differences will be better and they will survive, or they will be worse and fail. If it turns out their ideas are better, all the other existing players will slowly adopt those strategies, or die.
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