Tesla CEO Elon Musk has long said his electric vehicle manufacturer is more of a Silicon Valley startup than a traditional automaker. And that was made more clear than ever in 2016.
During the last year, Tesla continued to branch out into the energy industry with the introduction of its solar glass and merger with SolarCity. But 2016 was a significant year in the history of Musk’s EV company for other reasons such as the debut of the Model 3. It also was the year of Tesla’s first profitable quarter.
Failing to meet its 2016 delivery goals, Donald Trump’s presidency and the regulatory landscape surrounding autonomous driving, however, leave Tesla facing these five questions in 2017.
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