Tesla: Car Manufacturer or Tech Company

Sep 12, 2017 11 Comments

Tesla currently markets itself as a car company, but do you think they would be more successful, in terms of development on AI and shareholder equity, if they just focused on the tech?

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  • Yahoo / Other yaolhoo
    Tesla is a unique American car manufacturer. Technology is just a main ingredient that sets this company apart from other outdated American car manufacturers that got bailed out by Obama administration.
    It would be wiser to let them fail and invest into more progressive 21st century company. The US government could use stimulus package to buy all GM and Ford manufacturing facilities for Tesla and retain all work force by retraining them. This would be money well spent.
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Tesla / Eng
    Beeboop

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    Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy!
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Tesla eng56
    Tesla is a sustainable energy company
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Intuit kzinti
    No. The tech is useless without control of the hardware.

    You know TSLA used to be $15 in 2007 right?
    Sep 12, 2017 3
    • OP
      There stock price can’t hold these extended levels if they can’t deliver. Seems like every quarter they have issues manufacturing.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Intuit kzinti
      Analysts have been beating them up on "manufacturing issues" or that "they can't hold these extended levels if they cant deliver" since 2007 too.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Uber xanadu
      Yet they keep selling cars and can't keep up with demand... Hmmm I think that makes demand even higher
      Sep 13, 2017
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    mUqi08

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    It is a battery company
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Illumina / Eng
    SonOfAGun

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    Tesla (and then Uber/Lyft) helped Apple finally see that "TV" isn't the next big digital content delivery system that will anoint a standard setting winner.

    Elon Musk was one of the first to realize that when cars drive themselves, the automobile becomes the most extensive digital content delivery system that you absolutely want to control if you are going to emerge as the leader in a near-future chapter of the digital story.
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Amazon httNwV6X
    Tech is a mean not an end. It's car business after all.
    Sep 13, 2017 1
    • Illumina / Eng
      SonOfAGun

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      But the car business is about to change radically once cars can reliably drive themselves. Once you don't have to pay attention to the road, your eyeballs are up for grabs in the new digital platform land-grab.
      Sep 13, 2017