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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tesla sales soar

All the way along, since that first quarter when Tesla sold just 321 cars, naysayers have been declaring that the whole project will fold, that no one will want to buy a Tesla, etc, etc.  Yet the latest quarterly sales totalled 24500, or nearly 100,000 per year.   The chart clearly show the classic S-curve flexion point.  And that's before the Tesla 3 starts production in late 2017.  400,000 people have paid $1,000 in (refundable) deposits to put their name down for the new Tesla model.  My guess is that by 2018, Tesla quarterly sales will be 100,000, 4 times what they are now.

EVs will have become mainstream.


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