Elon Musk wants to fix your banged-up Tesla in under an hour

Roadshow | 9/17/2018 | Andrew Krok
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Taking a car to the body shop is usually an exercise in patience and metered expectations. But Elon Musk wants to turn the whole experience into a turbocharged hustle that results in as little downtime as possible.

As the Tesla CEO is wont to do, Musk took to Twitter Sunday to publicize his desire to make bodywork repairs easier for owners. According to his tweets, Musk wants to bring Tesla bodywork under Tesla's roof, instead of relying on third-party shops that have to wait on things like part shipments.

Plan - Tweet - Promise - Musk - Collision

While that plan is plenty lofty as it stands, a follow-up tweet contains one incredible promise: Musk eventually wants certain collision repairs to take "under an hour." Musk says in the same tweet that certain Tesla collision centers are already finishing jobs in less than a day.

According to a follow-up tweet, Musk believes that the company's expertise with its own limited lineup will result in better, faster repairs, as opposed to third-party shops, which must work on "[thousands] of makes [and] models."

Plan

That's a very audacious plan, one that...
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