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Tesla’s industry lead is growing as legacy automakers ‘flail’ on driverless cars, Ark Invest analyst says

June 26, 2020


Tesla is peeling away from the pack.

The automaker’s head starts in developing electric and autonomous vehicles are solidifying its lead over the rest of the industry as the Covid-19 pandemic weighs on car sales and disrupts supply chains, Ark Invest analyst Tasha Keeney told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday.

Shares of Tesla closed up nearly 3% on Thursday even though the company placed last in JD Power’s Initial Quality Survey, which tracks the problems new car owners have within their first 90 days of purchase. Tesla’s first-ever profile in the widely followed report measured 250 problems per 100 of its vehicles, far above the average of 166.

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