I have followed your posts with some close attention over the last year. I find some of your observations about Tesla vehicles’ build quality provocative, but I am no engineer. Could you be persuaded to help us, the reading public especially those of us who are not very knowledgeable about auto materials and construction, see the big picture? What is the main issue with Tesla cars? Is it the use of alluminum, which isn’t able to bear the weight of the battery? Is it shoddy construction in general? Are most of the problems locatable to a particular design decision?
Based on what you know about car construction, do you think that the problems you’re identifying are ones that can be fixed by Tesla? Why do you think that Tesla hasn’t already fixed them? Perhaps auto manufacturing lines are not very flexible, parts are difficult to re-jig, etc.
I am asking you because I thought this might be a good moment to synthesize the many different lines of thinking, criticisms, and faults you’ve found, taking a breath, scoping out, and helping non-experts such as myself make sense of your evidence and how serious these problems are.
I’ve named this thread “Questions for Keef”, in case others also have questions. Though, I’m not sure how alive these forums are.