lorenfb wrote:webb14leafs wrote: They currently have a product (M3) with very respectable sales, even though the style and price point don't match the overall market.
So Tesla does have a problem, which is affecting demand, right? Can you explain this, "very respectable sales", with some detail,
given that now the demand for all Tesla vehicles has declined in the first four months of 2019 versus Q4 of 2018? Remember,
both Nokia & Blackberry had "very respectable sales" and GPs, notwithstanding Apple. Tesla is nowhere near achieving critical
mass in the automotive marketplace, i.e. to compete with the likes of GM, Toyota, VW, etc.!webb14leafs wrote: The margins are solid, and if you only consider the current models they are near sustained profitability.
You like many ignore the fact that without an adequate sales volume, stating a product's GP per vehicle is a non-sequitur.
So we're back to the demand short-thesis now? Pretty sure you and your ilk made the same claim back in Feb? As well as Q1 of 2018? Not saying there's infinite demand, because no product has infinite demand. Just pointing out the obvious, because you seem to be arguing for the sake of arguing.