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The battery cell cost is apparently the biggest factor that pushes the cost of the platform higher and Tesla claims to be leading the industry on that front.

According to the report, Audi and Porsche could delay the PPE in order to improve the cost and be competitive with Tesla.

https://electrek.co/2019/02/09/tesla-model-3-cost-surprise-porsche-audi-reverse-engineering/

This is a reality check for legacy vehicle manufacturers. About 2 months ago, I saw a statement by VW's chairman-- nevermind, found it.
VW's chairman says even small electric cars aren't going to be cheap — Quartz
https://qz.com/1528921/vws-chairman-says-even-small-electric-cars-arent-going-to-be-cheap/


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Re: Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverse-engineering
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »
>cheap

What about that Russian, Boris Badinov Special, electric vehicle?

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Re: Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverse-engineering
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 05:25:25 PM »
This baby?

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Presenting the car at the International Army-2018 forum, Sofia Ivanova, Kalashnikov Spokeswoman said “We’re speaking about competing namely with Tesla because it is currently a very successful project in the field of electric vehicles. We expect that, at minimum, we won’t fall behind them.”

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/others/2018-kalashnikov-cv-1-russian-ev-ar182341.html

I think the Yugo finished off the Kalashnikov CV-1.

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Re: Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverse-engineering
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 08:57:49 PM »
This is probably not the time to try to introduce new Russian products in The West.

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Re: Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverse-engineering
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 11:16:02 PM »
Especially not ones with hackable firmware

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Re: Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverse-engineering
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 02:39:24 AM »
Hyundai-Kia Among Global Top 10 in EV Sales for 1st Time - The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2019/02/11/2019021101009.html