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About six years ago, I was having my regular six weekly chat with my hairdresser about Tesla. We were both enthusiastic about the company and both held stock. I was trying to convince him that Tesla wasn’t a car company. At its core, I told him, I believed Tesla was actually a battery company, since batteries were key to everything they did and where they needed to focus on if they wanted to scale.

Batteries have since proven to be key to Tesla’s success and the biggest bottleneck in scaling the company. At Tesla’s “Battery Day” and other company events…

Phil Whelan

Software Engineer

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