"I've told the Tesla service division that their job is never to make a profit," Musk said. Most auto dealerships make a large portion of their profits from the service department which, Musk pointed out, creates a conflict of interest when it comes to product quality.
"I hate the idea of making money because our product broke," said Musk. "That's just wrong."
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Tesla services for profit will come, but not for services (as in repair/maintenance kind) but services for enhancement. Primarily software services for volume/corporate/enterprise owners ..... a Tesla P/L center will actively sell them in partnership with other large established software service vendors.
Tesla has a disruptive tech and business model. Yes, Elon Musk is going to turn the auto business upside down. Not yet, but will happen when the key technologies cross the chasm. They enabling tech is batteries. 500 mile battery accelerate the trend towards BEV, but the inflexion point will be when nanotech batteries are produced. They should weigh less, cost less and charge faster.
Cars are built by humans. Moreover, they break. Because of the technology, ICE or EV, no one can say with any degree of certainty service work becomes a conflict of interest.
IMO, Musk displayed a rather childish viewpoint of how he envisions service work.
In closing, here's a question for you, Camk7: If you think a good luxury service tech is too expensive, how would you feel about a bad one?
You're just mad that once again Tesla has introduced something that totally undermines the old system that you so comfortably make a living off of. If you're smart you'll learn to adapt but if your stubborn you will get screwed. Thats my advice and I would suggest you take it. Also, not trying to evade your question, just not trying to have a argument with a wall.