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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by HookBill, Mar 31, 2016.
Inquiring minds want to know.
"I hope this car looks exactly like the Bolt" ~MB
(hint: it wont)
Based on what I know about GM they're probably thinking they don't have a problem, even though it's barreling down on them at a frightening pace.
"Time to step up the legal nonsense again..."
"we need to get back in the headlines....QUICK!!! Let's issue another recall!!!"
And so much for the naysayers who believe there's no demand for electric cars. They're eating you know what today.
Honestly, considering how much the Model S has eaten into sales of large luxury sedans, I bet it's the CEOs of the German bug 3 that are crapping themselves the most right now. Exports of luxury sedans are how BMW/Mercedes/Audi make a huge chunk of their profit.
I was showing people in line with me in Raleigh pictures of the Bolt. Are they kidding with that thing? It looks like a robot mated with a Ford Fiesta hatchback. Makes me wonder if there is something to the "big auto doesn't want electric cars to sell" thing.
Over 100K reservations likely...that's 100k mid-size sedans they won't be selling. And it's just the tip of the iceberg...
If the reservation are ~100k for the first 24 hours sight unseen that's a huge statement. It's main stated competition in the BMW 3-series which sells around 140k/year!
Was selling 140/year.
Not any more.
And, a LOT of people pulling into the lot had prius, leaf, i3, volt - which tells me those car makers will be losing their EV business to Tesla.
I tweeted @GM and asked how long the line was for the bolt reservations, they didn't respond
If you go on twitter and are scrolling through #Model3 Ford has a promoted campaign where they show a butt fugly Fusion looking thing plugged in, saying you don't have to wait to get it.
Well, yea, of course you don't have to wait.....
NO ONE WANTS ONE.
I've been trolling them back, because I figure the poor Ford Social Media rep needed something to do today.
GM response: Hey Tesla fans, our car is only $30k and it has over 200 miles of range, but it's going to be available at the end of this year! No Waiting!
...of course, zero mention of the supercharger network, the molasses-like maximum charging speed of the Bolt on CCS, the $15k clone with an EV drivetrain and small touchscreen, or the horrid dealer network you'll have to go through first.
I wonder how long it'll take for competitors to realize that they're completely missing the point on why people like Tesla EVs, even when said competitors actually do try to make a good vehicle.
She's feeling pretty smug that her affordable, 200 mile EV will hit the market 18-24 months before the 3. Yeah, no doubt the three will be a better car, but it's a great head start for them. They'll have Bolt revision 2 out before the three
They way they designed the Bolt launch was obviously as a "first" over Tesla, but seeing the recent reservation activity for the Model 3, I don't think it is that significant. Tesla is getting people committed to waiting for the Model 3.
I don't think the intersection between the two vehicles is that big either. I think most people are expecting the Model 3 to look very different than the Bolt. Can't wait for the unveiling tonight.
I agree with you which is why I don't understand most of the posts in this thread. I want EVs to be wildly successful. I want the Bolt to be wildly successful (even though I know many at GM and their dealers will try to kill it) - it isnt really a competitor to the 3 so why all the hate?