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Old 10-09-2019, 06:17 PM   #1635
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Originally Posted by S2K View Post
In the segment of "small to midsize luxury cars" Tesla (mainly model 3) actually have 24% of the US market outselling all other brands.
Yeah. But whether they can sustain that level of sales is yet to be seen. The small to mid size luxury market is small, and if you were to drop the "luxury" moniker, the numbers would look different. They've certainly swooped in and gotten a lot of buyers out of the luxury market, but is it sustainable? The small to mid size luxury market didn't have an EV option until the Model 3 came along, so there was likely a lot of pent-up demand. Release the dam, and yes, there will be a lot of sales. But once the initial rush is over, will it be sustained? Only time will tell, but I think it's too risky to extrapolate that data set over time. I know I wouldn't bet any of my personal money on it...
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