Mercedes Head: Tesla Has No Network, Limited Potential - Forbes It seems that Mercedes and other have noticed how many 100k + cars Tesla is selling. The following are a few of the most telling quote in my opinion. "Folks are buying a Tesla now because they’re kind of cool, but if you’re a Tesla buyer, you have to have multiple cars,” Cannon said ... “Tesla is great, but you’ve got plenty of well-established brands that mean luxury, like Porsche or Mercedes-Benz, and how long do you think we’re going to wait and let Tesla be out there alone [selling premium electric cars]?” he said. “So, good job, Tesla, but will they be able to maintain that with the others of us out in the market? That remains to be seen.” ... "and the potential of fully electric vehicles for the rest of my life and a good portion of the rest of your life will be limited,” he said. My bolding here.