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Old 07-24-2014, 10:00 AM   #58
blehhh
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Originally Posted by hi5.0 View Post
If by some miracle Tesla can hold the line at $35k, offer decent performance, range, and keep the car looking good or better than the renders that were posted, it would easily steal sales from the German competitors in its segment in the same manner as the Model S. It'll also probably make the decision to go to EV ownership easier compared to the EVs currently in the market with a similar price range or even vs. the hybrid vehicles.
It all seems a little too good to be true, but I think that's just because we're all expecting an Apples to Apples price comparison, as if equal performing cars should be equal price. I think the reality is that making batteries and electric motors is actually a lot cheaper than a gasoline engine & transmission, once you scale up the tech and have sufficient manufacturing volume.

It's like buying a camera, a flashlight, a voice recorder, a GPS device, a calculator, an MP3 player, etc..... vs just buying a smart phone.

But then add on the $7500 federal tax credit and all of the gas and maintenance savings and the car becomes too good of a deal NOT to buy.
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Last edited by blehhh; 07-24-2014 at 10:30 AM.
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