Tesla CEO says Roadster costs down
Within EM's blog is a rather detailed discussion of the fact that unit cost on each Roadster is down to $80,000, and that because of this, the Roadster is going to be profitable quite soon.
My question is, does the $80,000 in costs include leases, labor (salaries) etc.? EM's post talks about shipping costs, parts etc., but I don't know if that factors in all of these company-owned stores, management salaries and the like. With the opening a several additional stores, which means paying rent and salaries to the people working in those stores, TM's costs continue to rise, and I don't know if a $30,000 margin per car can pay for all of that if that isn't already included in the "cost" of building the car.