Recently at the GM-Volt.com forum a few posters questioned the ability of Tesla to produce the Model S at the announced price of $57,499. They felt that production costs, R&D, battery costs, and the luxury accessories are likely to force the price up prior to production. I really don't know a lot about the actual cost to build a car, but it seems to me that even if the battery cost $17,499 of that total that building a car with a simple electric motor, simple gear box/transmission, and then the chassis and interior features for the remaining $40,000 seems quite doable to me. Any insight/input? Will Tesla be building at a loss until sales start to improve and production ramps up or will they be able to build it for a profit at the current price point?