The Tesla fleet is about to grow exponentially. The charging network, at least in the US, is about to double. Nice. But what about Tesla service capacity? Isn’t the ratio of cars to service centers about to get pulled into Silly String? Is Tesla banking on a problem-free product? Is Tesla reasoning by analogy by looking at the relatively uneventful recall history of Model S/X? Or is TeslaMondo guilty of reasoning by analogy by assuming Model III is like other cars and will need physical attention like other cars — and will need such attention BEFORE it’s possible to send them back to Tesla autonomously?
If employees are going to drive around this summer in production-spec Model IIIs, what protects them from paparazzi? Even the Gigafactory — a building, folks — attracted aggressive photographers until Tesla put the smack-down on them. Or, seen another way, what’s to prevent these employees from profiting immensely by leaking info?
Why don’t we hear from anyone at Tesla besides the CFO, CTO and CEO? Where’s brand chief Ganesh Srivats, for example?
Why does a powerful technology company like Tesla allow its earnings calls to be force-fed to the public through a raspy audio feed and archived with a cruddy little audio player, so the calls are both hard to hear AND frustrating to rewind/fast forward? Shouldn’t the company that’s tackling massive industries like automotive and electricity show more interest in how it communicates with the investment and journalism communities? Why should it be so effortless to see, hear and manipulate Wonder Woman spin transformations from the 1970s, but so exasperating to study a 2017 Tesla earnings call?