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Chinese Tesla Model 3 Price Crushes BMW 3 Series & Mercedes C-Class Prices

May 31st, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Tesla has just launched pricing and ordering for the Tesla Model 3 that will be made in the Shanghai Gigafactory. The 328,000 RMB ($47,475) price for the Standard Range Plus is before local incentives, and crushes fossil rivals in the same class, the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class (also both locally made in China)


Tesla Model 3 Demand — Hints, Clues, & Questions

May 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla last week released its Q1 2019 shareholder letter. You can read it in full here. We also had a special livestream and liveblog of the Tesla conference call published here. Below are some of the top highlights from me that I think have been mostly ignored or skimmed over by the press (including the EV press). I'm focusing my attention on the issue of consumer demand for the Model


Tesla Model 3 = Lightning, Model Y = Thunder

October 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Maybe this isn't the right metaphor. Lightning and thunder are essentially the same things — just the light and sound manifestations of a certain phenomenon. Nonetheless, in a sense, I guess you could say that the Model 3 and Model Y will be different forms of the same thing as well, right? Different vehicle forms using the same powertrain — or a very similar powertrain


7 Charts — Tesla Model 3 vs The Competition (US Sales)

August 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As Tesla Model 3 production and sales have grown, I've felt more and more inspired to compare the car's scorecard against that of other models. I intended to update my "Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales" charts and report this weekend, but then got a bit carried away. As a result, below are 7 sales charts regarding the Tesla Model 3 and some of its wide ranging "competition," which includes not only small and midsize luxury cars but also some of the most popular, mass-market cars in the United States


Huge Gap — Tesla Model 3 Sales vs. Other Electric Car Sales (US Electric Car Sales Report)

May 7th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As I discussed yesterday in a couple of pieces, Tesla Model 3 sales are beginning to look very good compared to gas cars in its class, and they should even give the top selling passenger cars in the United States a run for their money by summertime. I'm probably going to start doing monthly reports on those sales, but that doesn't mean I'll stop doing the super fun US electric car sales reports


Tesla Model 3 vs Small & Midsize Premium Car Competition (New Sales Figures & Charts)

May 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In the middle of last month, I published an article about expected Tesla Model 3 sales versus gas car sales in its class. To be clear, the estimates were for all models (not just the Tesla Model 3), with gas car estimates based on April 2017 sales and recent trends. It turned out that estimates for a few of the models were quite off — sometimes high, sometimes low. The good news is that makes this update all the more interesting


Tesla Model 3 — Already #1 In Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales? (USA)

April 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

At the beginning of the month, Tesla noted that it had gotten Model 3 production up to 2,000 cars a week at the end of March. More recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told CBS that Tesla had produced 2,070 Model 3s in the week leading up to April 10. If you assume Tesla stalls at approximately 2,000 cars a week for the whole month, that's still over 8,000 Model 3 electric super-sedans produced in April


504,000 Tesla Model 3 Gasmobile Competitor Sales In USA In 2016, & Why To Buy Them In 2018

August 27th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I compared Tesla Model 3 specs to the specs of its top gasoline-powered competitors a few weeks ago, but I didn't provide comprehensive sales data at that time and several people requested such information. I was curious as well, so I dug it up and turned it into a couple of charts (below). Rather than just set you free with the data here, I thought I'd have a little fun here. Below is my take on why someone would buy each of these gasoline-chugging models in 2017 or


PHEV & EREV News Buffet

July 26th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months…) moving into a new [&hellip



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