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  • commented 2.0 years ago
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  • Reply to: Tesla Motors Charged Up for Big Growth in 2012

    Posted by Martin Schwartz in reply to this article

    Unlike hybrids, Tesla is a purely electric vehicle. Unlike other
    potential future all electric vehicles, Tesla's sedan has been
    engineered from the ground up to be an electric vehicle. Their roadster
    was an adaptation of a lotus chasis (gasoline powered) to Tesla's
    proprietary battery/motor system and was used to prove the technology
    over millions of miles.

    Tesla's first sedans will be the most
    expensive, with each subsequent model to be lesser in price. So the
    four door sedan available in mid 2012 will be priced at over 80K with
    subsequent versions a few months later at 65K followed a few months
    later by versions of the sedan at 50K.

    The crossover, to follow
    in 2013 will be priced with versions still lower and the X (SUV)
    models in 2014 at 35K. Tesla's work force is doubling every 6 months
    and there are 200 applicants for every position available. Lithion ion
    batteries are becoming less expensive and recent breakthroughs in speed
    of recharging and magnitude of storage capacity will result in dramatic
    rethinking in the all electric markets. Tesla will be a leader in the
    as it is easily capable of being early adaptors of all advances in
    battery technology. [ less... ]
    Reply to: Tesla Motors Charged Up for Big Growth in 2012 Posted by Martin Schwartz in reply to this article Unlike hybrids, Tesla is a purely electric vehicle. Unlike other potential future all electric vehicles, Tesla's sedan has been engineered from the ground up to be an electric vehicle. Their roadster was an adaptation of a lotus chasis (gasoline powered) to Tesla's proprietary battery/motor system and was used to prove the technology over millions of miles. Tesla's first sedans will be the most expensive, with each subsequent model to be lesser in price. So the four door sedan available in mid 2012 will be priced at over 80K with subsequent versions a few months later at 65K followed a few months later by versions of the sedan at 50K. The crossover, to follow in 2013 will be priced with versions still lower and the X (SUV) models in 2014 at 35K. Tesla's work force is doubling every 6 months and there are 200 applicants for every position available. Lithion ion batteries are becoming less expensive and recent breakthroughs in speed of recharging and magnitude of storage capacity will result in dramatic rethinking in the all electric markets. Tesla will be a leader in the as it is easily capable of being early adaptors of all advances in battery technology.
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