Tesla increases prices because of excessive delivery times

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Cursed by demand greater than production, delivery times have grown longer and longer. To mitigate excessive delivery delays, increase the price. This in turn increases Tesla margins. The Q4 numbers should be awesome.

    It is likely that every EV maker will have similar problems.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Down side - folks "may" go else where.
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Good luck! I wish them well but no expectation the competition will move from compliance EVs to serious EV production. Meanwhile their management also fights unions and dealers. In contrast, Tesla has planned expansion including the Tesla supply lines.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    And Tesla is fighting opposition in court to the Texas and Germany plants. Planned, invested, bet on the come. Lets see how the cards turn up.

    And Tesla's margins were already what, three times higher than any other OEM?
     
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    supply and demand, twas ever thus...
     
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    It must be their grand scheme to make me more content with my Prius. :rolleyes:

    They have now priced themselves beyond what I'm going to want to pay, especially if I understand the tax bill right that there is no incentive for cars over$40k. And, there are no other contenders. Some of them have some nice features, but no supercharger network along with pretty terrible m/kWh. Chevy Bolt is about the only thing I can think of that I might want, but it's still not efficient enough. The price difference, though, should buy a few kWhs.
     
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    when they run out of customers, you'll get an email
     
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    :LOL::LOL: Not likely to happen anytime soon. I saw several says ago that Tesla is the highest selling car (not just EV, any car) in England.
     
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    agreed. still lots of money out there, and very few teslas per capita
     
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    The cutoff for bills in progress remains $55k for sedans such as the Model 3. Federal tax credits for the house version currently remain $8k and senate version $10k.

    They are planning to get the reconciliation done by Thanksgiving. Still up in the air.
     
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    Cool. Thanks. I read somewhere that the cutoff price was $40,000. I thought that seemed kind of restrictive.
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    The weird thing is my 2.5 year old, 56,000 mi Model 3 is worth about what I paid new. Demand is that high.

    Bob Wilson
     
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