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Behind Tesla’s Production Delays: Parts of Model 3 Were Being Made by Hand
Tesla blamed “production bottlenecks” for making only a fraction of the promised 1,500 Model 3s. Unknown to analysts, investors and the hundreds of thousands of customers who signed up to buy it, as recently as early September major portions of the Model 3 were still being banged out by hand.
“That’s horse-and-carriage type manufacturing. That’s not today’s automotive world.”
Master Plan, Part Deux
*/ The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn't all that complicated and basically consisted of:
Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
Use that money to create an affordable, high volume car
Provide solar power. No kidding, this has literally been on our website for 10 years.
GM's Chevy Bolt Is a Damn Good Car That America Doesn't Care About $GM
The inventory of unsold Bolts in the U.S. has swollen to an unacceptable level.
China wants to ban gas and diesel cars
Home to the world's largest auto market, China is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of vehicles that rely on fossil fuels, officials say.
G.M. Acquires Strobe, Start-Up Focused on Driverless Technology
With the deal, the nation’s largest automaker is snapping up a company with expertise in developing laser-based sensors that create high-definition images for autonomous vehicles.
General Motors Is Going All Electric
The giant automaker will start with 20 new all-electric models by 2023.
France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Norway have all said they plan to ban the sale of gas and diesel cars in the coming decades.
Tesla’s 1.3 Billion Mile Advantage Over Its Competitors
The race to the first fully functional driverless car heats up.
The company has collected more than 1.3 billion miles of data from Autopilot-equipped vehicles operating under diverse road and weather conditions around the world. And in the frantic race to roll out the first fully functional autonomous vehicle, that kind of mass, real-world intelligence can be invaluable. In that way, for now, the electric-car maker has a leg up on competitors including Google, General Motors Co. and Uber Technologies Inc.
GM's Cruise introduces its next-gen self-driving cars
They're ready for the passengers and the production line, says the company.
Cruise touts this new development as a giant step that puts it ahead of the competition. No one else, the company claims, has a "production design" self-driving car ready to roll off the factory line.