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Development Costs of the Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by vfx, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/07/tesla-reports-revenue-drop-hits.html


    As I remember building the Roadster was about 400Million.

    Manufacturers regularly say a new car costs 1Billion to develop. Tesla seems to cut that number in half.

    Not to mention buying a shuttered company, designing a car an spitting them out in just 3 years.
     
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    Hmm, I didn't remember hearing him say this on the conference call, and also can't find it in the transcript. Wonder where she got this from...
     
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    Musk said they were in talks of deal that was in an order of a magnitude larger than the Toyota deal. This deal turned out to be the Mercedes deal. The financial terms were never made public.
     
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    Ok, so she got it all wrong then. Mercedes is not a Japanese car maker :wink:
     

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