Originally Posted by l88bastar
While I am a fan of Elon's early work and SpaceX, Tesla is a hot mess.
Severely over-leveraged, terrible quality control, manufacturing nightmares, inappropriately acquired subsidiaries (solar city), Executives abandoning ship left and right, calling wall street analysis boring when they raised serious questions, horrendous social media (Thailand "Pedo Diver" Cave rescue, Tesla Private Buyout threats), etc, etc.
I think Elon is digging an early grave with this Tesla business and is probably gonna get "Cosbyied"
Well over-leveraged maybe, although I'm pretty sure this is par of the course if you want to try build up a competitive automotive company in a relatively short amount of time.
Manufacturing nightmares, I mean, who didn't expect this. Manufacturing cars from scratch isn't easy, mass producing them, even less so.
Quality control, that argument is a bit out of date, there were issues early on with all their cars, but even the Model 3 has been mostly worked out now. Haven't heard of any Model 3 with panel gap issues etc in the last month or so.
The rest, sure.
I agree that Tesla has issues, but just parroting tesla hater arguments isn't going to help your argument.
If you look at it on the positive side, they are steadily ramping up both car and battery production, and selling every model 3 the second it roll out the factory.
On top of that, their competitors aren't exactly doing that great production wise either, and can't match the performance of the equivalent tesla. Pretty much every electric car review end on "Its a good EV, but not as good as a tesla".
So yes, they have issues, but its not as if they're doing nothing right.