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Big 3 Or Government Blocking?

Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by Ken Bauman, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. johnsnownw

    johnsnownw Elio Addict

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    While I acknowledge Tesla has having growing pains drastically increasing production...it's not as though GM and Ford haven't had extremely massive recalls for the "crap-ton" of vehicles they've produced...and they're century old companies.

    I would buy a Tesla over a GM or Ford product every day of the week...but I certainly welcome more EVs to the market.
     
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    Im very interested in seeing what Tesla brings to the table with their new EV pickup. Specs could be very impressive, but more importantly, I want a truck that is designed from the ground up to fit its goals. Ford/Chevy/Dodge, they all produce very capable trucks, but the overall design of the vehicle isn't specific because of multiple powertrain and other options. You end up with large gaps in space, parts that are thrown together, or adjustments made to the design to just make it work. For anyone that has seen a breakdown of the frame/battery/motors of a Tesla, I was very impressed on how the "guts" of their cars are very purpose designed.

    If Tesla decides to fall short on its promises, or designs a mid-sized truck instead of a full sized one, my next truck will most likely be a new Sierra 1500 AT4 3.0L Diesel.
     
  3. Ty

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    Oh, hey, I wasn't calling Tesla out for faulty vehicles and definitely not for quality. No. I really like the company and cars. I'd get one in a heartbeat if I didn't need my truck so much and actually could justify another car to my wife... No, I was calling out their production hell -- the shortfalls of their production line and their inability to produce more than 5,000 vehicles per week. For instance, Ford produces 2,307 F150s per day, every day including weekends. Now, that's just averaging 71,537 F150s per month into days.

    But, they also produce 6,000,000 vehicles per year. Ford can produce a lot of vehicles and has this whole opening factories and producing new models down pat. Unfortunately, they've been really slow on electric vehicles but I think that's going to change in a hurry. I would imagine that as competition heats up, Tesla will have a harder time turning a consistent profit.
     
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    Tesla got a dose of reality. Even though they had already been making cars, when you crank up the volume there's a whole list of other issues. Even seasoned manufacturers run into production hell with new plants or assembly lines. It's that they can get it taken care of quicker and they are not under the microscope of the press. Nobody cared that VW was late 3 months on the Atlas due to their production hell. I will tell you that if you think Paul looks stressed wait until they fire up their production line. He will have a year of production hell just like Elon had. It's easy to outfit a factory, running it is a whole different story.
     

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