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Would you buy a Model Y if it was only built in China?

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by MostlyStock, Jun 26, 2017.

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Would you buy a Model Y if it was only built in China?

  1. Yes, only if it has FWDs.

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  2. Yes, only if it DOES NOT have FWDs.

    14 vote(s)
    17.3%
  3. Never.

    30 vote(s)
    37.0%
  4. Yes.

    35 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. MostlyStock

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    Tesla's next Gigafactory has a good chance of being in China. Would the country of manufacture affect your buying of a Tesla vehicle? For this discussion assume the quality will be the same as a Model 3 built in Fremont.
     
  2. Reciprocity

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    You need to have just Yes, regardless of FWD. So Yes. But I believe they will build Y in the us first. This is because Elon stated that batteries for the Y will come from GF1 and I believe they will build a new GF for China to service China as it will more then support multiple GFs. Their car market is 50% larger then ours and they are the biggest EV market by an even larger margin.
     
  3. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    Yes, regardless of the FWD
     
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  4. MostlyStock

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    "Yes." has been added.
     
  5. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Can't we wait to find out what it looks like and maybe how much it costs?
     
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    Back to topic: I would not buy it if this would be the case.
     
  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    No. China has very large protectionism favoring its car industry. It's not reasonable to have protectionism in an export industry.
     
  8. AMPUP

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    No.. I only buy cars built in America... they can build and sell those Tesla's in Asia..
     
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    The more automated the production line, the less money spent on human labor. Therefore, there is less financial incentive to build cars for the US in China.
     
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    I consider it outside the realm of possibility that Tesla would only build the Y in China.
     
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  11. Drivesolo

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    If just the batteries were built in a Tesla Gigafactory in China; yes. If the whole vehicle was made in China; maybe.
     
  12. DavidB

    DavidB Aug 2013 S85

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    Exactly. Not to mention the lack of safety & pollution standards (enforced standards, that is).
     
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    Would you buy an iPhone if it was made in China?

    Would you not buy something if it was made in China, whether it be a Model Y or anything else?
     
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    Would you buy OPEC oil ?
     
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  15. Dean Upton

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    China is a huge market, i will buy it and i am from China...
     
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  16. muleferg

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    They buy a lot of chicken from our growers here......Yes
     
  17. ricebucket

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    I have a feeling this thread will escalate and get political very quickly...

    But yes, I would buy without any hesitation.
     
  18. R.S

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    It will actually be hard enough to find enough demand for Tesla in NA, to justify the GF1. They need the Model Y as well, if they are moving production to where it's needed. Of course the GF1 will also produce energy storage, but still. Even 200k cars is a lot if you only produce the S and X for global sales and the 3 for NA.
     
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    I don't see why this is even a question. China builds the iphones, branded golf clubs, laptops, PC, heavy equipment and I can go on. These products import to the US and many other countries in the world and has been going on for decades. China has a huge market on SUVs and it makes sense to build the Model Y there and imports to the US as along as they built to spec. along with the quality required. Having said that, I'm not sure if China is still the low cost car manufacturer anymore. For the na-sayers, they may want to take a trip to China to visit some of their manufacturing facilities and they will be in awe of what they see.
     
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