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Tesla Blames ‘Hubris’ for Failing to Deliver Enough Model Xs Last Quarter

Adding too much technology resulted in a shortage of a few key parts.


Tesla blamed its own “hubris” for stuffing its Model X crossover with too much technology, making it difficult to produce in volume, according to a Tesla statement today.

The company was able to ship just 2,400 Model X cars in the first quarter. In a surprisingly frank statement that reads like Elon Musk himself wrote it, Tesla stated that a mere half-dozen parts, out of 8,000 in the Model X, were the cause of the production slowdown.

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