This Week in Tesla: Core Structural Redesign to be Unveiled, Ford Dealers Rev Their Motors
By: Charlie O'Mara
Tesla to unveil core structural redesign -
This week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited the site of the new Gigafactory Berlin and had some interesting things to say, “There’s a bunch of innovative stuff that we will be doing here that we will tell you about in the future. It’s not just a copy of Model Y. It’s actually a radical redesign of the core technology of building a car.” Hopefully these changes can help lower cost of production, as well as improve quality control. These changes will be unveiled on September 22 at the Fremont factory on Tesla’s Battery Day.
Ford dealers are coming after Tesla -
With the Ford Mach-E on the horizon, Ford dealers are becoming equipped to do something new, sell an electric vehicle. The question that Ford dealers who try to sell a customer on a Mach-E will likely get most is, “Why is this better than a Tesla?” The truth is, they can show all sorts of pricing differences but ultimately, the Mach-E all wheel drive extended range is more expensive after tax credits than the Model Y, and that does not even factor in the supercharging network, autopilot features and everything else that makes a Tesla special.