Tesla Model 3 Cheaper to Produce Than Chevy Bolt?

I came across this great article, arguing that a Chevy Bolt is more expensive to produce than a Tesla Model 3. 

The salesman has his bonus, the dealership has it's cut, and the car has to be shipped to the dealership. 

The result is that a mid-size luxury sport sedan costs $10,000 less to make than a compact hot-hatch.

What do you guys think?

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/04/02/tesla-model-3-competitive-advantage-costs-10000-less-to-make-than-chevy-bolt/

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20 hours ago, CMOP said:

I came across this great article, arguing that a Chevy Bolt is more expensive to produce than a Tesla Model 3. 

The salesman has his bonus, the dealership has it's cut, and the car has to be shipped to the dealership. 

The result is that a mid-size luxury sport sedan costs $10,000 less to make than a compact hot-hatch.

What do you guys think?

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/04/02/tesla-model-3-competitive-advantage-costs-10000-less-to-make-than-chevy-bolt/

Maybe. But Tesla's M3 volumes are so low now that I imagine overhead costs, spread over such a low volume, will mean huge losses per vehicle for a while. 

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