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      07-11-2017, 10:01 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Obioban View Post
Tesla isn't just currently creating cars-- they're building the entire infrastructure to support EV production (namely batteries). Once that's up and running, their position should be quite strong-- supplying batteries to most of their competitions, homes, etc.

They're basically creating a new industry on the back of model S profits and investors. So, yeah, shouldn't be too surprising that they're not currently profitable. Once this phase is complete, they'll be in a very different profit situation-- which is why people are investing in them.
This 100%. There's a reason why Tesla's patents became open-source as well. They want all other manufacturers to use them. It's all about the infrastructure. Not the cars themselves.