It's still unclear if CT will be subject to this new tax:
Here are some exclusions:
Motorcycles and certain off-road vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
Off-road, construction and farm vehicles are excluded.
Certain commercial and public sector vehicles and hearses are...
That's what you actually said "Tesla cannot actually access the FSD monies until they release features" - I am saying yes they can. If by saying money you don't mean cash and cash equivalents, I don't know what you mean.
You're still wrong saying that SEC eyes Tesla's bank account - it doesn't
That's not how any of this works, either from a sale of a car, FSD or Tesla Tequila, Tesla manages its cash and not SEC. Tesla can spend FSD or any cash available as they please. Now if Tesla were to include those amounts as revenue/net income on their financial statements without actually...
I doubt Giga Austin will produce in 2022 as many cars as Fremont is producing now.
Fremont produces now S, X, M3 and MY, so less economies of scale. S/X are the most labour intensive in Tesla's lineup, M3 is close second and MY probably has the most automated production line at Fremont.
The Plaid Plus Model S will be 1 sec. quicker in 0-60 and will fit in a regular garage. That's what people with money are looking for.
As for tri-motor CT, it will not compete for Porsche 911 buyers, it will compete against Raptors and TRXs