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Musk: “we want drive units that just never wear out” – Tesla targets powertrains lasting 1 million miles

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During the conference call discussing the company’s third quarter financial results yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked about the company’s recurring problems with the drive units of the Model S. Musk assured investors that the drive units being installed in the vehicles right now or “excellent” and he even stated that the company changed its endurance goal for the motors from being able to handle 200,000 miles to now 1 million miles.

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