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Good overview of Tesla's current situation in Financial Post

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Jeeps17, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Found this article to be better documented than average, and a nice summary of where Tesla is today.

    Financial Post - Will Tesla take off in Canada?

    My favourite quote:

    "But Dennis DesRosiers, president of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, said he estimated Tesla has only delivered “a few hundred” vehicles in the country. While those sales figures are extremely low, Mr. DesRosers said if you ask any Porsche dealer in Toronto what keeps them up at night, “it’s Tesla,” he said."

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  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Nice. Thanks, Jeeps17. Not sure why the factory in Fremont - given its theoretical production capacity and current unused space - is not "scalable" though; we know that the real problem is the battery supply and the need for a Gigafactory on that front.

    Btw, isn't Mr. Jaffray Stevenson our own "Jaff"?!
     
  3. mnx

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    Yup, going to read the article now... :)
     
  4. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Few hundred? Try almost 700 in Ontario alone!
     
  5. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Technically, that's still "a few hundred" :wink:

    That's great news, but where did you get that number?
     
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    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Tesla Service
     
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    #7 Vger, Jan 26, 2014
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    I was told just yesterday at the Victoria, BC test drive event (by a Tesla employee with very credible knowledge) that Vancouver sales recently outpaced Seattle sales. I would say that qualifies for "ignition" north of the border. Tesla believes, as I do, that there is enormous pent-up demand in the greater Vancouver area. It recently became the most expensive city to live in world-wide, out-pacing London, Hong Kong, New York. Once its wealthy car-savvy population hits critical mass, you are going to see a river of transporters up the I-5. :wink:
     
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    I disagree; 300 would be "a few hundred". If there are 700 in Ontario there's at least a thousand in Canada. That's not a "few hundred".
     
  9. brianman

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    Seven is more than "a few" in my dictionary; it's more like several.
     
  10. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    You guys did notice the :wink:, did you not?

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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I guess my answer is I don't understand it.
     
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    It was stated at the tesla cub meeting at the Lawrence store.
     
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    Good article. As usual a lot of the comments are rubbish. Always amazed what people will write with seemingly no knowledge.

    The number given at the event I believe was 680 cars delivered in Ontario. That was 2 weeks ago.
     

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