Thats a great observation. Seems they need to keep the buzz alive, and thats the way to do it?
Limited market for a great but pricey EV. Heck, keep it an elitist purchase and sell worldwide.
Elon is genius. Its a house of cards, but its a $17 billion house thats operating at a loss.
Really, you want to compare Tesla with one factory to Mercedes?
Besides its native Germany, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are also manufactured or assembled in:
Argentina - manufactures buses, trucks and the Sprinter van. This is the first Mercedes-Benz factory outside of Germany. Built in 1951.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil - manufactures trucks and buses. Established in 1956. The A-Class (W168) was produced from 1999 to 2005 and the C-Class was produced until 2010 as well.
Egypt via Egyptian German Automotive Company
Finland, new A-series (W176) is manufactured in Uusikaupunki since late 2013, being the first M-B passenger car ever built in that country
India, Bangalore (R&D)
India, Chennai (Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.) - Trucks & Engine Manufacturing unit
Iran (not since 2010)
Malaysia - assembly of C, E and S class vehicles by the DRB-Hicom
Mexico - (Mercedes-Benz Mexico fully manufactures some Mercedes and Daimler vehicles completely from locally built parts (C-Class, E-Class, M-Class, International trucks, Axor, Atego, and Mercedes Buses), manufactures other models in complete knock down kits (CL-Class, CLK-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class) and manufactures a select number of models in semi knockdown kits which use both imported components and locally sourced Mexican components (S-Class, CLS-Class, R-Class, GL-Class, Sprinter).
Nigeria - assembly of buses, trucks, utility motors and the Sprinter van
Russia - joint venture Mercedes-Benz Car Trucks Vostok in Naberezhnye Chelny (jointly Kamaz) .Available in trucks Actros, Axor, multi-purpose auto four wheel drive medium trucks Unimog.
Spain - factory at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Viano and V-Class have been built there.
South Korea - Mercedes-Benz Musso and MB100 models manufactured by SsangYong Motor Company.
Thailand - assembly of C, E and S class ve
"We are supply-constrainted"....
Quick, buy $500M in equipment to build twice the # of cars.
Well, which one is it?
They could build 50% more cars by simply running A THIRD SHIFT and Saturday builds now.
((( "We are supply-constrainted"....
Quick, buy $500M in equipment to build twice the # of cars. )))
Tesla raised about $250,000 to launch the model X. The money is gone and the car is not in production.
I think Tesla is a great start-up company and America needs more companies like Tesla.
I agree with you, it is impossible to know day to day the true product demand, cap ex. spending and battery situation. Tesla trades like a tech stock but spends money like all car companies
Elon seems to micro manage news/ information snippets on the fly
Most information contradicts other information
I think Tesla and Elon will face numerous investor lawsuits based on the news flow