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Tesla Teardown Reveals Tech Prowess, Production Shortcomings

David Welch
Tesla Teardown Reveals Tech Prowess, Production Shortcomings

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has said his company was building advantages in the ability to make electric cars cheaply and efficiently. The latest knock against Tesla’s production credentials comes from Munro & Associates, a small Detroit-area firm that disassembles new cars and analyzes them down to the nuts and bolts. Founder Sandy Munro has picked apart Model 3 sedans and praised their battery packs and electronics but pans much of the rest of the vehicles as costly, heavy and poorly built.