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

Discussion in 'Future Cars' 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.

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
  3. Never.

    20 vote(s)
    37.0%
  4. Yes.

    25 vote(s)
    46.3%
  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

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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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  9. Nosken

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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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  10. ecarfan

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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).
     
  13. MXWing

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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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