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Tesla Tomorrow presentation

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by TEG, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    Even a 200-mile range would be disruptive. When an EV with a real-world range of 500 miles is sold for ~$30K that will totally eliminate the need for consumer-level ICE-powered vehicles as long as a charging infrastructure is in place.
     
  2. bobw

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    I think battery price is the sticky point. If the Roadster pack cost less than $5,000.00 electric cars would be a no-brainer.
     
  3. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23(traded) 8136, RWD LR 3, P3D

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    Everyone realizes that this PDF is a school project right? Please look at the cover page. None of this can be taken as fact.

    This was not done by Tesla or anyone associated with Tesla...
     
  4. doug

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    I hope so. I'd like to encourage members to provide a little context or a relevant quote instead of just drive-by link dropping.
     
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    ... on eliminating the 160-mile battery, that suggestion is contingent on the price of the 240-mile battery dropping to within about $600 of the original entry-level battery price. Unless people in the market for a luxury sedan still can't afford a $45k vehicle, I would think that market pressures would eliminate the 160-mile battery anyway. The more difficult transition is making the battery that much cheaper; the decision to drop a range-crippled battery after prices drop significantly is basically a no-brainer. Kudos to the students for finding something interesting to say, but it's hardly something Tesla Motors would miss on their own, especially with owner feedback and database analysis of which options are selling.
     

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