Other US upstart car companies, such as Tucker and DeLorean, have been spectacular failures. You can read about Tucker here:
Now comes Tesla, which is hemorrhaging money at the fantastic rate of $10 million per day:
https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/08/03/us-autobauer-tesla-weitet-verluste-deutlich-aus/ [translation required]
In many ways, Tucker was the Tesla of its day. Will Tesla suffer a similar fate? We'll soon know.