I wanted to start a new thread that builds on some of the excellent work that GerardF did in the European thread. After reading his analysis of incentives for the Netherlands and the potential impact on Model III demand, I think it would be helpful to aggregate incentives as it relates to Model III demand. A quick summary, that begs for individuals in different countries to augment: Netherlands (From Gerard): Market Size - 314k Leased, 135k Private For ICE: 22-25% taxed for 40,000 Euro ICE car, leading to a tax of approx. Euro 5,244/yr for equivalent leased ICE. For Model III: 4% Tax/yr or Euro 79/mo. Over 5 years, total tax savings of 21,488 Euro. Estimated Gas Savings over 5 years - 5,000 Euros. Apples to Apples Comparison: BMW 3 series: Purchase: 40,000 Euro + Tax 21,488 Euro + Gas 5,000 Euro= Total Cost of ownership, 5 years: 66,488 Euro Model III: Purchase: 40,000 Euro + Tax 4,700 Euro + "Fuel" (unknown) = 44,700 Euro + Electricity Difference - 20,000 Euro or 4,000 Euro/yr. US - about 8,000,000 cars addressable market 2014 $25k - 40k.(est). Federal Subsidy (first 75,000 or more depending on politics) - $7500 State Subsidies: 9 states with 84.5 Million people (about 1/4 of population) from $1,500 - $6,000. BMW 3 series: Purchase: $35,000 Gas & Maintenance 5 years: $10,0000=$45,000 Model III: Purchase: $25,000-$27,500, Gas & Maintenance 5 years: $5,200= $30-32,500. Difference - $15,000.00 or $3,000/yr. China: EV's avoid a 10% tax and can be used every day, vs. every other day for ICE cars. 50% tax (from utilization) There are others - I've looked at other European nations, and Germany is considering a 5,000 Euro benefit to encourage EV adoption. Here's the thing. If battery technology is $180/kwh and trends toward cost parity at $100-125/kwh, without incentives, then with incentives, we are approaching cost parity with ICE with current incentives. The total cars sold worldwide was approximately 75 million in 2015.....it would not be surprising if the demand for Model III approached 750,000/yr very soon after unveiling, leading Tesla to look for capital ad partnerships to expand gigafactories, production and distribution in both Europe and Asia to meet demand. Let me know any additional breakdowns of incentives and impacts...thanks GerardF for your contributions.