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M2 is primarily for the very different China market. M2 is needed immediately if not sooner.


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Wont hapen any time soon
Why make cheap Tesla when they cant meet demand for their expensive models?
Want cheap get Chevy Bolt


Yes. That is the elephant in the room. They haven't produced the base Model 3 they promised so why would they make this low margin car when they are a capacity with the higher profit vehicles.

They need to keep perfecting the middle/higher level product and branch out to new markets later.


Tesla did produce their base model for awhile. It didn’t sell well and for the extra 3000 bucks the plus model seemed like a worthwhile upgrade for many. At 36900 they’ll still sell a ton of cars and it’s actually pretty good bang for the buck.

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It did not sell because they were not trying to sell it. In fact doing their best to discourage it. I don't blame them. But if you think it was due to lack of market interest I don't believe that to be true. This is a car company trying to survive and become the leader in the electric vehicle market. Don't take that as a negative as that is not what I am suggesting.

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mich800 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

mich800 wrote:

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Wont hapen any time soon
Why make cheap Tesla when they cant meet demand for their expensive models?
Want cheap get Chevy Bolt


Yes. That is the elephant in the room. They haven't produced the base Model 3 they promised so why would they make this low margin car when they are a capacity with the higher profit vehicles.

They need to keep perfecting the middle/higher level product and branch out to new markets later.


Tesla did produce their base model for awhile. It didn’t sell well and for the extra 3000 bucks the plus model seemed like a worthwhile upgrade for many. At 36900 they’ll still sell a ton of cars and it’s actually pretty good bang for the buck.

Jmho.


It did not sell because they were not trying to sell it. In fact doing their best to discourage it. I don't blame them. But if you think it was due to lack of market interest I don't believe that to be true. This is a car company trying to survive and become the leader in the electric vehicle market. Don't take that as a negative as that is not what I am suggesting.


Why make the cheap model when you have people lined up to buy the expensive model? Every time a new pickup comes out they start out making the expensive models too. When they catch up with demand for those they start offering more variety. Tesla is doing the same thing.

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China is an interesting study on marketing.

Working for a multinational company, we have to replace our shiny foil packaging with cheap cellophane in order to sell it in masse in public markets.

And yes, retain the topnotch packaging in big supermarkets in rich cities and communities where gold Rolex sells like hot cake.

EVs, a glorified golf carts will sell to the masses.

Top and high end Teslas, will sell likewise to the status symbol seeking rich.

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2 March 2021 Cyber Truck & Model Y Factory Construction Update

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In this video, we’re going to look at Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory and how it’s one of the most advanced manufacturing factories in the world. We will explore the 3 key innovations that makes Giga Austin capable of manufacturing cars at a cheaper price while also increasing production speed. We’ll also look into how they’re able to build the factory so quickly.

What’s new in Giga Texas?
The Giga Press - This gigantic machine is a 70x improvement in efficiency when it comes to making the model Y rear casting.
4680 Battery Production - Brand new method to produce battery cells at high volume.
Prefab building method which will speed up the construction process significantly.



Tesla Gigafactory Austin The Most Cutting Edge Factory in The World?

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In this video, we’re going to look at Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory and how it’s one of the most advanced manufacturing factories in the world. We will explore the 3 key innovations that makes Giga Austin capable of manufacturing cars at a cheaper price while also increasing production speed. We’ll also look into how they’re able to build the factory so quickly.

What’s new in Giga Texas?
The Giga Press - This gigantic machine is a 70x improvement in efficiency when it comes to making the model Y rear casting.
4680 Battery Production - Brand new method to produce battery cells at high volume.
Prefab building method which will speed up the construction process significantly.



Tesla Gigafactory Austin The Most Cutting Edge Factory in The World?


If they were affected by power cut off, they would have wished they put up their solar panel first.

Or unlike Sparks Nevada Giga, they can be energy self sufficient covering their roofs with solar panel and can run without depending on the grid.

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More is getting built in TX than just the Gigafactory...

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/tesla-plugging-secret-mega-battery

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Maybe someday Tesla will be allowed to build an actual vehicle dealership in TX.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

8.1 Van wrote:

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In this video, we’re going to look at Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory and how it’s one of the most advanced manufacturing factories in the world. We will explore the 3 key innovations that makes Giga Austin capable of manufacturing cars at a cheaper price while also increasing production speed. We’ll also look into how they’re able to build the factory so quickly.

What’s new in Giga Texas?
The Giga Press - This gigantic machine is a 70x improvement in efficiency when it comes to making the model Y rear casting.
4680 Battery Production - Brand new method to produce battery cells at high volume.
Prefab building method which will speed up the construction process significantly.




Tesla Gigafactory Austin The Most Cutting Edge Factory in The World?


If they were affected by power cut off, they would have wished they put up their solar panel first.

Or unlike Sparks Nevada Giga, they can be energy self sufficient covering their roofs with solar panel and can run without depending on the grid.



Tesla is secretly building a giant 100 MW battery in Texas

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I wonder how this will apply to the Semi...

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