Probably not much.
Is R&D an expense or capital cost?
It is currently treated as an expense.
Treated as a capital cost Tesla’s losses would look better…but take away government incentives and Tesla wouldn’t exist either.
09 TO 2016
Inevitable what will happen is those who support Tesla will say even if it fails, you didn’t get it. Of-course, when they have access to information everyone else doesn’t maybe that is true.