Holy cow — have you seen the pictures?! There are thousands of cars sitting on lots across the United States — unsold.
You may have run across news on the interwebs that parking lots in Northern California sometimes fill up with Tesla Model 3s. It has been a huge mystery for some armchair investigators. Why would large numbers of Tesla cars be sitting in parking lots near the factory where they were produced? And Tesla is clever — every time some spy photographers spot these cars, the company moves them out. They just disappear. Who knows where they land? Maybe they are crushed somewhere.
The point is obvious: For sure, Tesla has a serious demand problem.
Well, that is, when it doesn’t have a serious production problem. You know, depending on the day of the week or the hour of the day, Tesla either can’t produce cars to meet demand or it has more cars than it can sell since people don’t have any interest in a Model 3, Model S, or Model X.
But that’s nothing — I’ve got an much bigger corporate disaster for you. Somebody on the Tesla Motors Club forum shared a photo of a large number of BMW 5 Series gasoline cars also sitting in a parking lot unsold. Have a look:
Can you believe that?! Look at how many are there.
That got me thinking, “Hmm, are there BMW gasmobiles sitting in parking lots elsewhere in the country?” Is it possible this is not the only parking lot holding unsold BMWs?
I went to my trusty friend George (aka Google) to go looking for more pics, and check — this — out:
As you can see, there are even a bunch of BMW SUVs sitting out there with no double garage to drive home to.
And that’s not all! Sometimes, cars are even stored inside, like automotive orphans too sensitive to the sun and wishing day & night they had an owner.
Wow. Just wow. Can you believe that? BMW is hiding cars all over the country. They don’t yet have buyers, so salespeople are trying to push them onto customers, even enticing them with trick deals (from what I’ve heard). Furthermore, there are rumors from people close to the board of BMW Group that BMW is spending millions of dollars on advertising to try to convince people to go into these storage facilities to buy some stale product.
This is where it gets really crazy, though. It crossed my mind, “What if BMW isn’t the only one?”
Here’s a great spy shot of a large lot of Ford vehicles:
Here’s a nice shiny Chevy lot full of unsold cars and SUVs:
I hear there are even some pickup trucks hidden around the corner.
Here’s a great night shot of a parking lot storing Mercedes-Benz vehicles:
This is astounding. It makes no sense. I can’t believe it has all gone unnoticed for so long.
In summary, it seems it’s not just Tesla that has a suspicious habit of storing unsold cars on hidden parking lots. In fact, Tesla mostly does it for short periods of time, whereas these other companies tend to have cars planted on their lots for weeks or even months. Odd. Something must be going on. Ponzi scheme?