kingdragonfly: Honda e First Drive
When Robert Llewellyn was given an early test drive of a Honda e electric car in Frankfurt, Germany, he jumped at the chance.
It was all going great till he got to the "its going to be between 25-40,000 GBP, I think its going to be 28-30,000 GBP"....
Great ...another 60K NZD EV....
I'm interested to see what happens to Tesla prices after their 2nd Gigafactory opens in China at the end of the year. Being located in the US imposes a high price on anything they make.....which is why most US auto makers contrive to go broke and then "save" themselves by locating more and more production outside the US.
Tesla is a just doing it. No excuses. Plus they are the only foreign car maker in China to own 100% of the Chinese enterprise. That is almost unheard of. One thing is certain.....if batteries are to be cheaper it will be because companies built their own battery factories. That means Tesla. Plus.....Tesla now owns Maxwell Technologies and that points to more power density in future batteries....and cheaper batteries.
To put it another way......none of Tesla's competitors in the EV space have produced a care than can match the 2012 Tesla Model S. Tesla has an EV tech lead of almost a decade over everyone else.
That's why I'm ordering a Model 3 before the end of the year.