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Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by DaveT, Nov 4, 2013.

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  1. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Central New York
    Pretty much a risk for every company at any time if it happens.
  2. Rarity

    Rarity Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    #2982 Rarity, Mar 29, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
    And an opportunity for Tesla, if factories become available on the cheap and Tesla is prepared. My guess is that Tesla is currently considering Lordstown for the Model Y. Musk has been hedging his bets publicly on where that will be produced.
  3. 9837264723849

    9837264723849 Member

    Aug 24, 2014
    Unless the recession is due, partly at least, by the transition to EVs: people delaying car purchases so as to replace their current ICE vehicles with affordable EVs. In that case, the rest of the auto industry will suffer (and the economy in general), while EVs sales will soar, making a nice virtuous circle for Tesla.
  4. Esme Es Mejor

    Esme Es Mejor Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Bay Area
    In a recession, people move toward more fuel-efficient cars with lower operating costs. So, in a world of perfect awareness, that would give Tesla a growing share of a shrinking automotive pie, keeping sales flat or even growing.

    Of course, we don’t live in a world of perfect awareness, so it’s harder to say what will happen rather than what should happen.
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  5. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2015
    Clark Co, WA
    I have been concerned about that for a while. Though the nature of the recession will effect Tesla differently.

    I doubt Tesla will takeover Lordstown. That's a union shop and Tesla can't take it over without retaining the UAW by Ohio state law.

    It depends on the nature of the recession. If there is something that sends oil prices skyrocketing (like a war in the Middle East that disrupts oil supplies), people will flock to electric cars, but if the economy downturns with little change in oil prices, or a decrease, it may have little impact on electric cars.

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