Tesla was for a long time a “product company” – meaning that it focused on creating great products first. It has been quite successful at it with vehicles, like the Model S, winning almost all car awards out there. But CEO Elon Musk has recently shifted the automaker’s focus to manufacturing – saying that the factory itself is probably more important than the product it is making.
Tags: astronomy, cost-reduction, elon-musk, engineering, first-principles, manufacturing, physics, products, rockets, and SpaceX
Format: Article, Conversation/Exchange, and Speech/Talk
Creator(s): Fred Lambert (https://electrek.co/author/fredericclambert/) and Thomas Mueller (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-mueller-2094513b)
Publication Date: 2017, May 15th