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High used values results in a high perceived corporate value

henderrj

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Jun 16, 2014
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In another post I argued that we might see a 200 kilowatt-hour battery in the S partially because Tesla should want to drive the model S and X further up Market. This, of course, would keep the used values for all Tesla vehicles up, in particular the upper end cars.

If I was Elon, opps, I mean king of the world, I would do this primarily because it would also drive the perceived value of Tesla the corporation higher.

Am I right? Should the S price be driven up once the 3 is being produced in volume? Does a higher used vehicle price drive the general public to perceive the company is of greater value?
 
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henderrj

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If you drive up range of new vehicles you will drive down relative value of used vehicles. Nevertheless, I am all for 200 kwh battery and it's possibilities (more power, unrestricted power, no range anxiety, etc.).

I'm sorry, I don't understand the logic at all. How would the higher new car value drives the used car value down and not up? That it would drive it up seems obvious because that would cause a scarcity of new vehicles, for the average person anyway. That would create a greater need for used. Am I missing something?
 

Tiger

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I'm sorry, I don't understand the logic at all. How would the higher new car value drives the used car value down and not up? That it would drive it up seems obvious because that would cause a scarcity of new vehicles, for the average person anyway. That would create a greater need for used. Am I missing something?

Tesla probably would not increase the high-end prices much, which means you get more for the same amount of money, and in turn less for less of used/old ones. Same happened with 100 kwh vs. 90 kwh before. See also The broader implications of Semi's ~$70/kWh battery pricing
 

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