Oct.17 -- Tesla's Model 3 boasts the best technology and motor of any electric vehicle, but a team of engineers in Detroit say there's a major flaw in the car's design that's hurting Tesla's profit margins. Bloomberg Television's Ed Ludlow reports.

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    • M.A. M.R.
      M.A. M.R.

      The world's safest car in the history of cars is the poorest design according to this old guy.

      about 3 days ago
    • CrashCarson14
      CrashCarson14

      So if it was Tesla’s motor in a Chevy, Ford, or bmw it would be great in terms of manufacture. I don’t know too much but I understand what this guy is saying. People want to argue why the weight is better, the more panels are better, and even why the more fasteners are better. Doesn’t make sense in terms of manufacture.

      about 4 days ago
    • City Spiders
      City Spiders

      "Hur-dur the not-unibody is too modular, heavy and stiff."
      I'd like fur car bodies to be way more modular and corrosion resistant. But, we're talking about globo-homo auto companies though.

      about 6 days ago
    • Marcus Ancona
      Marcus Ancona

      Lmao. Yea get a lighter body so your death rate increases with a crash

      about 6 days ago
    • Marcus Ancona
      Marcus Ancona

      So just bkuz its difficult to make a body its not good??? Smh. Ill wait til theres like 50+ recalls. Ford. Gm. Honda. Etc.... Not saying Tesla is god but damn dont be a hater be a congratulator

      about 6 days ago
    • The Scout
      The Scout

      Bloomberg, owned and influence ultimately by oil companies afraid of their inevitable end nearing

      about 7 days ago
    • guily6669
      guily6669

      Neodymium magnets... very impressive, applauses lol, I have many of them for so many years and even a few headphones with neodymium magnets... Is that a big discovery? why wouldnt any other manufacturer use other type of magnets instead of neodymium since they are very powerful magnets and everyone knows that...

      about 7 days ago
    • Bart L.
      Bart L.

      I wonder if the dude complaining about the Tesla body being overbuilt and too rigid realizes that Tesla model 3 has highest crash rating in history of NHTSA. Unbelievable.

      about 7 days ago
    • emmanuel Pablo
      emmanuel Pablo

      Still the safest car?. How about that

      about 8 days ago
    • Chakootin
      Chakootin

      Opinions by the CEO of 200YearsOld saying all that no sense comments meanwhile Tesla Worth more than Ford+GM together.

      about 8 days ago
    • paulstroie
      paulstroie In reply to Chakootin

      False

      about 6 days ago
    • Zim Rivas
      Zim Rivas

      Oh no would you look at that Tesla didn’t make their cars so a bunch of greedy corporations can mass-produce them in China it’s not a downside it’s an upside

      about 8 days ago
    • j1bone
      j1bone

      If elon can build a rocket that fucking lands on a floating platform, im sure the stifness isnt a fucking issue. Your probably just jealous.

      about 8 days ago
    • Ang Bart
      Ang Bart

      I'm really confused now on why the car uses permanent magnet? Basically it's scam. The motor has a short life span?

      about 9 days ago
    • A
      A

      I see a clear and constant attack on Tesla... Bloomberg and Zero hedge are a non stop aggressive opponents of Tesla and Elon Musk..
      It’s a shame.. shame indeed

      about 9 days ago
    • Mark Mark
      Mark Mark

      Why the hell would there be a near 40% dislike rate on an article simply reporting factual technical findings?

      I thought the info was great.

      There's some very weird people out there.

      about 9 days ago
    • Jim Partee
      Jim Partee

      so now people have to complain about the price. I can't afford one but I would buy one if I could. You want the best it cost money .

      about 9 days ago
    • Wapn Perfo
      Wapn Perfo

      Ford is the master at mechanical theft. By the time they figure out how the electrical systems work, and reverse engineer them... TESLA will be 3 generations ahead. I for one... am happy to see Tesla do this well... and give it to Ford.

      about 9 days ago
    • Mrdirtblock - Minecraft
      Mrdirtblock - Minecraft In reply to Wapn Perfo

      Wapn Perfo Tesla's patents are open source so its probably not hard to find and copy them

      about 9 days ago
    • Sean Daigle
      Sean Daigle

      So basically we never surpassed the AA battery we just see how many we can stick together to make a bigger battery!🤣

      about 9 days ago
    • Matiss Grislis
      Matiss Grislis

      2nd shitty video in my recommendations... You stop!!!

      about 9 days ago
    • 7Sin0City2
      7Sin0City2

      In motorsport's or basically anything moving, a stiff chassis is considered great. Not comfortable for all but it exceed's, the seat rail and cushy seat's can make the stiffness go away just as fast.

      about 9 days ago
    • Keith Watson
      Keith Watson

      Tesla was before his time, something that everyone knew but only now do they begin to acknowledge his genius to help save our existence?

      about 9 days ago
    • Gary Wheeler
      Gary Wheeler In reply to Keith Watson

      Tesla the man, got his math wrong regarding transmitting wireless power. But generally, yes, he was right and a genius and ahead of his time.

      about 8 days ago
    • Daniel Bonaire
      Daniel Bonaire

      "they could've clobbered everybody"...ummm...They did...Mainstream media looking to undermine anything that's not establishment...

      about 9 days ago
    • chris4072511
      chris4072511

      Having a body that isn't well designed for manufacture is exactly what you would expect from a company that started with zero background in manufacturing car bodies. They will surely improve. I expect the Model T had a few inefficiencies in its body design.

      about 10 days ago
    • Steve H.
      Steve H.

      A stiff well built car, the horror!

      about 10 days ago
    • Dan Grigore
      Dan Grigore

      Why is anyone’s business what Tesla is doing and who Tesla should build their cars ? We live in a fake news world anyway so...

      about 10 days ago
    • phuryus styles phuryustyles
      phuryus styles phuryustyles

      Fuck this clown Elon don’t need y’all

      about 10 days ago
    • Autotune Killed The Video Star
      Autotune Killed The Video Star

      Stop watching this Mainstream Bull crap.

      about 10 days ago
    • blackericdenice
      blackericdenice

      I bet this old guy has kicked the bucket but Tesla is still going.

      about 10 days ago
    • Mark Mmm
      Mark Mmm

      No no, we don't want higher margins. As a consumer I want those savings put into lowering the price of the car.

      about 10 days ago
    • Mr Allan
      Mr Allan

      If it was made by Ford or Chevy... it would be sh***y car that cut corners and all cheap plastic.

      about 10 days ago