Re: Maybe concentrate on a business line?
Tesla doesn't look too well against BMW i3, quality wise.
In pure assembly quality yes.
In consumer advocacy, both appear very popular with drivers.
In reliability terms, both appear about the same, which is poor according to sources like Consumer Reports.
Given that Europeans generally assemble cars to a much higher standard than Americans, and that Europe is ultra keen in all matters of environmental consciousness, the most logical reasons for building the first Tesla factory in the US would seem to have been access to capital and a business friendly government. There's good logic to that, but it comes with the consequences of shonky assembly.