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Re: CNN's Tesla S test drive
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Posted by jeff in MD [Email] (more from jeff in MD) on Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:32:34 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: CNN's Tesla S test drive, JohnA [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:16:52
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Never mentioned an electric "premium" wrt Tesla, as you point out Teslas are luxury cars at luxury car prices. The electric premium is quite apparent on the more downmarket Volt, Leaf, etc, where comparable cars are dramatically less expensive. FWIW I think the "base" Tesla with the smaller battery pack (ie. shorter range) and lower acceleration isn't much of a challenge for the other cars in the $60k price range.

Teslas have very interesting appeal for those who can actually afford them and live with their limitations. They are toys for rich people. Tesla has chosen the appropriate market segment to target given the inherently high price and limitations of the technology.

jeff


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