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Right now Tesla holds a privileged position in the public's minds as a leader in the field of electric cars.
But according to a British consulting firm that isn't something that Mr. Musk should Should take for granted.
According to the report by PA consulting group, production difficulties and quality control issues are hurting Tesla's standing.
Will this change if the company starts churning out problem-free model 3's, like it's going out of style?
The fabled EV battery swap, Tesla touted it years ago, as have others, But it's not something that has ever really materialized.
Honda and Panasonic hope to change that, for electric motorcycles anyway, with battery swap points in Indonesia.
The relatively compact size and weight of a motorcycle battery makes the infrastructure necessary to support it a whole lot more feasible.
Let's hope this tech makes it to the US.
Remember the Noble M600?
It was a hairy-chested, axe-wielding madman of a car built in a business park somewhere in the middle of England.
It had a 660-horsepower Yamaha designed Volvo V8, and not much else.
It was both scary and unapproachable.
Now Noble is back at Goodwood with a kinder, gentler super car the M500.
It has the V6 from the current Ford GT and headlights from a Corvette.
It will presumably also have mod cons like anti-lock brakes and traction control.
Here's to hoping we get to drive in it when its ready for public consumption.
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