. . . normally compares Tesla to other automotive companies.
. . . is largely a software-enabled battery company,
. . . that rolls its batteries into cars, and
. . . stationary energy storage products,
. . . powered by the sun.
Tesla, also has in-housed,
. . . a relatively high portion of the products that go into its cars,
. . . going against a decades-long automotive outsourcing trend.
This new categorization,
. . . has continued to scramble the brains of analysts the world over,
. . . who still try to compare Tesla,
. . . to other automotive companies - with gears.
Elon noted on the call that Tesla,
. . . no longer really needed to spend more money than it made,
. . . to grow as fast as possible.
8-4-2018 Source: How to scramble the brains of #analysts