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Any competition?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by richkae, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Any idea on who may introduce a 200+ mile 5 passenger "affordable" BEV other than Tesla?

    Everyone else who isnt pretending ( I'm looking at you Audi ) is planning 100 mile BEVs or EREV hybrids.
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Infiniti is expected to have a sedan within the next 2 years. But they may decide to do the lower price, shorter range thing.

    BYD could surprise us with something...

    Daimler? VW/Audi?

    On the other hand, Tesla may have the "premium, decent range, 100% electric, performance luxury sedan" segment all to themselves for a little while.

    Would Toyota consider putting Tesla tech into a Lexus model?
     
  3. vfx

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    I was going to mention Infiniti but they were talking 130 mile range..
     
  4. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Tesla would totally own the market if they could somehow drop the price point by $20k on Model S and still offer a 300 mile pack.
     
  5. EVNow

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    I wonder whether Infiniti will do multiple range options. Also, they may be able to do the "160" mile instead of 130, if they have enough space.

    I don't think anyone is planning a very large EV like the S - with enough space to hold enough batteries to offer 300 mile range (UDDS?).
     
  6. Lloyd

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    Anything that comes out for the next several years will be at a disadvantage as the other car makers are trying to adapt an ICE designed car to an EV. Tesla is advanced in EV technology, and I believe it will take the others many years to begin to catch up. Tesla has a unique opportunity and advantage.
     
  7. GSP

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    ^^^^ well said! :)

    GSP
     
  8. Mitrovic

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    Renault Zoe.
    OK it is a compact car, but it seats 5 people. Should be on the market late 2012 / early 2013.
    It is no competitor for the Model S though.
     
  9. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    The Renault Fluence seems closer to the Model S. With a 22kWh battery, however....
     
  10. EVNow

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    I think the only direct competition might come from BMW - who are designing EVs from scratch. I beleive they have, apart from i3 & i8, other cars like i5 on the design boards. Something like i5 would be large enough to hold enough batteries to challenge S on range. But it might be more than 5 years away.
     
  11. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    and to be charged within 1h with 32A 3-phase?
     

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