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Poll: Tesla Model 3 adoption? (22 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you, or will you, purchase a Tesla Model 3?

  1. Yes, I waited in line at a store on 3/31/2016 (1 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  2. Yes, I put in my reservation online (5 votes [22.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.73%

  3. Not yet, but I plan to at some point (4 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  4. Not yet, I'm going to wait and see what other BEVs are available in a few years (6 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  5. No, I'm waiting for a reasonably-priced crossover version (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. No, I'm going to buy a used Model S or X instead (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  7. No, I'm going to buy a Bolt or other EV instead (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. No, I'm getting another Ford EV (CMax/Fusion Energi or Focus Electric) (1 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  9. No, I'm getting a non-EV next (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. I don't know (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  11. Other (1 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

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#41 OFFLINE   stevedebi

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:57 AM

Tesla made their patents available for free.

Ah, good of them. I didn't know that. I'm not sure why Ford would pony up extra cash, unless they just wanted it sooner.










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#42 OFFLINE   stevedebi

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:59 AM

Less than one, when their production is fully ramped up. But what it does do is show that there is a lot of pent-up demand for a fully electric car that:

 

1) Has reasonable range and good infrastructure available. People don't want to have to rent a car or own another one for road trips.

2) Is priced relatively affordably. I'd buy a Model S in a heartbeat if I could afford it, but most of us can't.

3) Has appealing design (Doesn't look like a suppository). Apple has proven that design matters. Tesla is one of the few companies of any kind that are doing the same kinds of things that have led to Apple's success.

4) Has good performance. Eco-friendly is great, but not if there's no FUN. I drive gently enough to get 25+ miles from my Energi, but there would be times I'd love Ludicrous acceleration too!

Well, it depends on the part of the country you live in. There is little demand in rural areas and in the wide spaces of the Southwest. More here in SoCal, with the urban cycle. But I agree that price and infrastructure are the two biggest problems.










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