CNN takes a closer look at Tesla sales. This reminds me of early adoption practices in other key technologies, like cellphones. First they’re subsidized by the rich and out of our reach, and when are tech, are roundly drubbed by mainstream thinkers as being high priced tech toys.
Today’s electric cars are likely to future electric cars as cellphones in the late 80s are to today’s cellphones.
“You know the Tesla Model S, the $70,000 (and-up) electric car that ‘nobody can afford’? Well, evidently, more than a few people can afford it.
In fact, in the first quarter of this year, more people bought a Tesla Model S than bought any of the similarly priced gasoline-powered cars from the top three German luxury brands, according to data from LMC Automotive. About 4,750 buyers bought a Model S while just over 3,000 people bought Mercedes’ top-level sedan.”