GetOffYourGas wrote:If the Mission E drives like a Porsche, it will sell well. However, that's far from being a threat to Tesla. Both of these vehicles can coexist, and even grow the market.
But it will reduce the Tesla share of the MS type market!
GetOffYourGas wrote:Tesla isn't banking on Model S / X sales sustaining the company. They are banking on the Model III doing that. And their M.O. is to make the best possible car for the class / price. The Model III is aimed at BMW 3-series. If BMW created a 3-series EV, I think it would be more of a threat to Tesla than the Mission E. And yet, even that car would just validate Tesla's presence.
You and others seem to forget about the Porsche parent company, i.e. VW. The Misson E technology will
easily be scaled and transferred to any potential Model E type product VW decides to market. Do you and
others really think that ANY OEM automotive company is going to ignore the potential of the Model E market,
i.e. if it really materializes? The technology will be there for all to utilize. Tesla will have no real advantage
nor any key ecosystem. Yes, the SC provides a short term advantage, but it can be easily replicated.
By the way, how's that Giga factory doing? You would think at this point in time it would be producing
a limit production of batteries to supplement Panasonic's. Where's the balance of Panasonic's $2.5B it
was to provide for Giga?
Leaf SL MY 9/13: 64K miles, 49 Ahrs, 5.1 miles/kWh (average), L2 charges to 100% > 1000, max battery temp < 95F, min discharge point > 20 Ahrs