How many years does Tesla's technology currently lead its competitors?

UBS analysts predicted in a March note that Tesla will be the most profitable EV manufacturer until at least 2025,

while Volkswagen would have eclipsed Tesla in terms of EV sales by then.

Tesla has not maintained profitability despite the high demand for its vehicles and its rapid growth.

The company has also invested heavily in infrastructure, among other initiatives, by constructing a new Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada.

A dissection of a Tesla Model 3 by Nikkei revealed that Tesla Motors Inc.'s electronics are six years ahead of Toyota and Volkswagen,

the world's largest and second-largest automakers, respectively. It suggests Tesla is approximately 6 years ahead of Toyota and VW,

 which are expecting similar technologies to come in competitive automobiles by 2025.