It's good they are clear headed about the challenges of doing this. I felt like Musk's cavalier attitude to mass production and wishful thinking that the alien dreadnought would somehow make everything easy was a huge contributor to the Model 3's painful launch.“Having done it once before, the big lesson learned is that it is extremely difficult to try to do everything yourself. The car industry has evolved over 100 years and you can't underestimate what it takes to not only make a car but also get it into production, distribute it and then keep the cash flow going and earning enough money to make the next models. All that is part of our business plan,” he says.
“There is only one way, in my view, you can get this to work: You must have some really, really big partners. And we do have that, and not just on the investment side.”