Source: Tesla Motors
quote: Yes, there's millions of people that will be fine with a pure EV and a few hundred superchargers around the nation. But there's also millions that won't.
quote: Look, I'm just being rational.
quote: But even if only 10% of the auto market will buy a pure EV, that's 20+ years of growth opportunity for a company like Tesla.
quote: What's even more telling is places like the UK and Europe. Where gas prices are way higher. Even THEY aren't buying EV's and hybrids. You would think with fuel costs like that any alternatives would be pounced on.
quote: apparently america is addicted to petrol and refuses to switch to diesel
quote: NOBODY IS BUYING THESE
quote: They're betting that by making a good looking EV that's faster and roomier than its similarly priced gas competitors, they can capture a decent market share. It already happened with the Model S in the large performance sedan segment.
quote: If the Model S was an ICE vehicle, nobody would buy it.
quote: The acceleration of the Model S isn't all that "useful" either, because hard driving DESTROYS the battery capacity and quickly.
quote: The Model S is a well built car, don't get me wrong. If you don't mind the fact that at any moment it could spontaneously combust and burn your garage down. Has the interior quality and amenities of a Honda Accord, and needs massive Government aid to be possible.
quote: Doesn't a $4000 battery plus a $1500 range extender make more sense than a $10000 battery?