Here’s The Real Reason Tesla Makes No Money | Zero Hedge

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This ‘anomaly’ has something to do with the fact that, as Automotive News points out, Tesla’s real ‘capacity problem’ has nothing to do with the size of their manufacturing facility but rather the staggering number of people they’re using to build their cars.The 5.3 million square feet of manufacturing space that Tesla now occupies started off as a joint operation between General Motors and Toyota which began in 1984 and was intended to help the Japanese automaker learn about doing business in America and teach GM the principles of lean manufacturing. 20 years ago the plant pumped out over 350,000 new cars each year or roughly 74 vehicles per worker. Meanwhile, Tesla, the ‘pinnacle’ of lean manufacturing with a 20-year technology advantage, somehow only manages to build somewhere between 8-14 cars per employee.

Source: Here’s The Real Reason Tesla Makes No Money | Zero Hedge

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