From Business Insider.

Morgan Stanley lead auto analyst Adam Jonas has gone a step further and declared that Tesla is the most important car company in the world.

So a lively moment was generated on Friday when, after Ford reported its third-quarter earnings, CEO Mark Fields fielded questions from Wall Street. Jonas suggested that Ford had probably obtained a Tesla Model S sedan and ... investigated its secrets.

Fields was quick to affirm Jonas' suspicions.

"We have driven the Model S, torn it down, put it back together, and driven it again," said Fields, who moved into the big chair at Ford in July. "We're very familiar with that product."

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