Jul 28, 2017

Tesla seen as a technology company

I have read this a few times now: Maybe Tesla isn't actually disrupting the car industry with new means of motorization, but copying their model of unit sales and "might modify this a bit when your self driving car can earn revenues for you while you are not using it" - which in the end means a complete implosion of the car manufacturer business model. Maybe they are building something entirely different, that just happens to "accidentally" destroy the car industry as we know it in order to establish a technology platform and traffic and energy infrastructure? The sooner you get as many cars on the street as possible, the sooner you get as many batteries on the grid as possible, the bigger your advantage will be against any incumbent. Maybe this is Tesla's priority.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/07/21/why-i-remain-optimistic-about-tesla/