Reply to post: Re: Unfortunately necessary

Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine

jmch Silver badge

Re: Unfortunately necessary

"they're a niche product, and their pricing pretty much guarantees they'll remain so"

Tesla's Model 3 is exactly their attempt to get out of the niche and go mainstream. It's understandable that they are having difficulties scaling up, other auto manufacterers have years of experience in producing cars in the millions rather than the thousands. But more competition is better so I hope that they manage to iron out their problems and get the Model 3 out at their target $35k price while being able to turn a profit. Note that while $35k is still a premium price for electric compared to Ford or Renault etc, it's cheap-ish compared to Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo etc who are their real competition in this space.

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