This benchmarking study assesses a list of Tesla's current suppliers and partnerships to map the entire manufacturing ecosystem.

Once in a while, a new market participant will emerge in an industry and disrupt its technological and business landscape entirely. In the automobile industry, the entry of Tesla created this dramatic shift and began to transform the sector. Tesla's fully self-reliant business model has disrupted conventional ways of doing business, as traditional automakers have been relying heavily on third-party suppliers. As most of Tesla's production and R&D for the autonomous, connectivity, and electrification sectors are conducted in-house, the company remains immune to price fluctuations exerted by Tier-I participants. This additionally, gives the company complete freedom to modify components and customize them as per internal requirements.

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