Posted on January 20, 2019 |
20 January, 2019 from Zachary Shahan
For years we have heard and read so much noise about Tesla's murderers. board because it just did not make sense, but it became really absurd when you saw that titles appeared often for any EV and conceptual cars.
Several patterns had the label attached to them consistently for a decent period of time. And just to make it clear, the media have made the pinstring to a great extent (unclean media). I do not remember seeing many performers talking about crushing Tesla, though it was their hope or their insinuation from time to time.
On the back of Tesla's latest production and sales numbers and leading to my latest issue of " Unpleasant Graphics by Tesla " I thought about comparing sales of Tesla cars to sales of "Tesla's murderers." Let's go for a walk around these.
The Chew Bolt is perhaps the most infamous assassin of Tesla. GM has received its long, fully electromobile, fairly affordable car for the public earlier than Tesla. The car has won prestigious awards and much praise from reviewers and early owners. Alas, it's not Tesla, and it's certainly not Tesla's killer, as sales show. Jaguar I-PACE
The Jaguar I-PACE is another of the biggest contenders the most irritating killer of Tesla. The car has once again received great reviews and it seems a marvelous fun contributing to the EV market but its sales volume is not comparable to Tesla 3's sales volume.
We have no exact I-PACE number worldwide, which would be the most reasonable scale to compare Tesla's cars with Jaguar I-PACE for the last months of 2018. Without them I will give Jaguar a boom and count all his sales against all Tesla's sales .
Porsche Mission E (now Taycan)
No sales yet. BMW i4, i5 or iNext
No sales yet. Lucent Air
Click to enlarge Lucid Air
No sales yet. Faraday Future FF91
No sales yet.
No sales yet.
Approximately 600 sales in December, early in the month, according to EV volumes.
No sales yet.
It is clear that we have problems finding a Tesla killer who is in production. So maybe we should go back in time.
BMW i3 & i8
The BMW i3 and i8 were actually considered potential Tesla killers. In fact, they may have been the first to be named for this title.
Official i8 sales are not published globally, but it's actually a niche, so we can just leave it for now. The price of the i3 is close to model 3, but initially it was presented as a threat to Tesla when Model 3 was "Model E" and a bit more than sleep. So let's go ahead and throw our global sales against Model S and Model 3. Would you like to give BMW an additional shot at this? How about comparing all plugins of the German automaker to the Tesla trio? Probably all were called Tesla killers at one time or another. It's not only that BMW's cars are not yet playing the role of Tesla's assassins, but Tesla conveniently surpasses all of them.
The truth is, even Tesla's most popular killers are not a threat to Tesla. They pose a threat to the petrol and diesel hands of traditional automakers. They all work together to increase plug-in sales around the world. But even in the midst of teamwork, Tesla is the clear leader, so maybe it would be best to withdraw the outdated term "Tesla's killer." With about 2% of the world market share for all plugins, Tesla will grow as sales of other electric cars will increase.