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Will Tesla go out of business before 2019?

Some industry analysts including Former GM boss Bob Lutz predict that the electric vehicle and solar energy producer will go out of business before 2019.

The company is having difficulty with mass-producing the Model 3 and has been spending about 1 billion a quarter on R and D. There is increasing competition from other automakers and the potential repeal of the EV tax credit will reduce consumer incentive to buy electric vehicles. The acquisition of troubled energy company Solar City as well as many other acquistions given the company a large amountof debt, and as of this date, Tesla has never posted a yearly profit.

Many analyst point out that for every day that model 3 production is behind schedule the company is hemorrhageing cash, decreasing the likelihood it will find willing investors to raise the capital needed to keep the company afloat.

Given these factors, what is the likelihood of Tesla going Bankrupt before 2019?

Resolves positive if Tesla files for bankruptcy before Jan 1, 2019.


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