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Apparently, one Tesla plant cranks out more vehicles than any other auto factory in America. A Tesla electric vehicle factory located in California holds the title of the most productive auto factory in the United States. Here’s why that accolade may not matter in the race to produce the most popular electric vehicle.

Tesla has the electric vehicle game on lock, for now

A Tesla Motors electric vehicle dealership.
The Tesla logo on a Tesla Motors dealership | Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images

Tesla only produces electric vehicles. That gives it a huge advantage over other automakers who are only starting to enter the EV space. Since its entire lineup is fully electric, every vehicle that the company produces adds to the overall new electric vehicle market share. Tesla has used innovative designs and features as well as exciting marketing to become a household name.

Tesla models were rare just a few years ago. Now, the brand is practically ubiquitous and rapidly gaining in popularity internationally. The automaker controls the majority of the new electric vehicle market share in the U.S. and battles Volkswagen for it in the European market.

It’s fair to say that Tesla has the EV game on lock…for now. The company has a headstart in the race to create the best electric vehicle on the market. That doesn’t mean that other automakers can’t overtake Tesla. In fact, General Motors already has ambitions to beat the company by 2025. According to Bloomberg, Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, is currently the most productive automotive factory in North America. Here’s why that may not be enough to keep Tesla on top.

Tesla may be on top now but other electric vehicles are ready to take the lead

The electric vehicle space is much more competitive today than it was just a few years ago. Now, most major automakers are announcing electric vehicles and planning entire EV lineups. Tesla is no longer the only game in town.

Automakers like Ford and Volkswagen have competitive electric vehicles on the market. The Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4 are both great electric SUV options. The Tesla Model Y electric SUV may have once dominated the EV market, but price fluctuations make it less accessible for consumers.

Price fluctuations and availability could have a huge negative impact on Tesla. Consumers may grow weary of waiting on certain Tesla models to be available and choose more affordable, readily available options.

Will Tesla remain on top, or will another automaker take its place as the best EV producer?

Tesla still produces quality EVs, but the market is only getting more competitive with time. More seasoned automakers are going all-in on electric vehicles, and some are gaining steam. If Tesla models don’t get more affordable, it’s only a matter of time until consumers explore other options.


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