It might be an idea to have a thread that discusses Tesla competition. I will start with the article on Mercedes-Benz US CEO and his uninvited criticism of Tesla. Mr.Cannon states that he is not really impressed with the new Tesla model. He also calls Tesla Service Centers "little stores that don't have service capability". I am surprised that he would make such a comment. If he is unaware that Tesla does not require much and often maintenance, his comment may be understandable, but is also telling about him. It will be interesting to see a MB rival to Model S, when it comes out.