This will be the year that determines whether Tesla ( remains a cash-burning rich man's hobby or grows up to become a self-sustaining business. Chairman and CEO Musk has promised to build 20,000 cars this year, and he got a good start in January. Still to be settled is whether his factory-owned showroom and service centers provide adequate distribution -- and if they violate dealer franchise laws. )
A look at what's in store for the world's automakers this year will tell a lot about what to expect for cars down the road.
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