BC stopped subsidizing Tesla sales 18 months ago and it doesn't seem to have had an impact.
Tesla stock goes up in price and articles slamming the company seem to appear. Funny how that works.
Kind of like Nortel or Enron.... ;-)
I still think he will get out of auto sales and sell that technology to a manufacturer and focus solely on the battery/solar technology. Why compete with so many when you can sell to all of them?
They still dont break into the top 100 auto manufacturing by volume. Even if they did ratchet up to 500,000 model 3's it would still place them behind such stellar manufacturers as Great Wall, Dongfeng, Geely, Wuling, Maruti, Changan, Baojun, Jac, Chery, BYD etc, but it would put them ahead of Tata, Foton, Gac Gonow, Zotye, Mahindra and BYD. Out of all of those, I bet most of you will never have even heard of these except for perhaps Tata and that was only because they bought Jaguar
Have to keep them in perspective, Tesla has major brand recognition due to the CEO, Location and their modus operandi of massive subsidies which gains attention simply by being an upstart. He is a battery and power generation /software designer that bolts their tech onto a platform.
Dont forget it was only a dozen or so years ago that we had BC and California raving about a hydrogen highway....how'd that work out?
Edited by rjag, 18 August 2017 - 08:37 AM.