lorenfb wrote:But it will reduce the Tesla share of the MS type market!
Meh, we'll have to agree to disagree. This car is likely to be priced at twice what the Model S / X are. It will be a toy for the rich, and it will sell well as such. Many people stretch their finances to afford a Model S. I don't see the same happening for this car.
It's also a sports car rather than a family sedan, so a different demographic.
lorenfb wrote: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.
I'm not forgetting VW, just not talking about them. I don't think the Mission E is a real threat, although I agree it could be indicative of things to come. With the latest diesel scandals, VW has even more reason to enter the EV market in force. So you're right, they may compete strongly with the Model III, but again not with the Mission E.
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?
You mean the factory that's ahead of schedule? I'd say it's doing just fine.
During Q3 Tesla began “production of Tesla Energy products”