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Is Tesla the New Automotive Standard? Quote on the new Fusion is case in point

Discussion in 'News' started by Robert1969, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Robert1969

    Robert1969 Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    This article is about the new Ford Fusion and its growing sales. The interesting point about this is the way that Businessweek is buttressing an argument for the Fusion by throwing in a Tesla reference. Just two years ago the same point would've been something like this: "That's a Fusion he's talking about, not a BMW."

    Right? I thought that was really cool.
  2. SebastianR

    SebastianR Active Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Agree, it's really cool! Not sure if it is about automotive class or attention at this point (not to say Tesla doesn't deserve the automotive class reference but simply mentioning Tesla in an article these days seems to be a good way to get page views / attention...)
  3. MikeC

    MikeC Active Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Yes, definitely cool, especially because they're not talking about EVs, but cars in general.
  4. moollar

    moollar Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    It would be great if this happened in Australia. Unfortunately, 99.99% of the Aussie population has never even heard of Tesla....

    Hopefully this will start to change when the RHD Model S starts to arrive "some time in 2014". There aren't many Roadsters over here due to the price tag being about double the U.S. price. Hopefully the price of the Model S won't be as extreme or lack of awareness may remain at 99.99%, which would be a massive shame. Australia has a lot of sunshine that could produce a lot of PV power for EVs, but when the only real options for EVs are the Nissan Leaf and Holden (Chevy) Volt at $40k and $60k+ respectively with no government incentives in sight, the takeup is pretty slim. As a result, there is hardly any EV infrastructure anywhere (including major cities like Sydney and Melbourne). Although, the NRMA (an Aussie equivalent of AAA) has just installed a DC fast charger at their head office in Sydney, I think it may be the only one in the country (let me know if I'm wrong about this - I don't mind if I'm proven wrong in this case :smile:).

    Anyway, sorry for the rant. Just had to get it off my chest.
  5. Zextraterrestrial

    Mar 11, 2010
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    .....just wait... :biggrin:
    not like you have a choice, but...mmmmmm. Tesla!

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