Elon Musk Has Delivery Issues This New Yorker article by Jeffrey Rothfeder seems unfairly critical of Tesla, especially when you consider that--at least until the Bolt becomes more widely available--it is actually the only car company delivering on the promise of long-range all-electric vehicles. That's not to say that it's all bad. I think Rothfeder may have a good point about the apparent lack of investment in new service centers to match the higher expected volumes of Model 3 sales. I had not previously heard the bit about Cristina Balan. And it's understandable that traditional car manufacturers would be skeptical about Musk's ambitions to move the production line 20 times faster. But Musk and Tesla have proven skeptics wrong over and over again in the past, and one of the reasons Tesla "misses" it's guidance is that Musk sets such ambitious goals that even when Tesla misses, it is still outperforming every other car manufacturer by a wide margin. My favorite line: "In the auto industry, Musk's production assertions are viewed as the manufacturing equivalent of vapor ware...". That's a bit rich coming from car companies that have been promising zero-emission vehicles and self-driving capabilities for years without ever delivering anything close to what my Model S with Autopilot 1.0 can already do. Perhaps Tesla will fail to meet all of Musks super-ambitious goals, but even so, it could "fail" its way to being the most successful car company, leaving all the established car companies, carefully meeting their conservative production goals, in the dust!