If and when Tesla can't snap-sell every unit they make (because the remaining potential buyers are switching to the cheaper competition), along will come lower-cost CTs. (Could be downsized and fitted with a simpler suspension, single motor, smaller battery, traditional panel metals, ....) Well...
Ryan, every vehicle that gets driven, no matter how simple the design and sophisticated the execution, will need parts and service . So if and when you do get your Rivian, better keep your fingers crossed.
I can't claim to have seen it but posters have mentioned seeing "subject to change" next to the original price announcement, and I'm not aware of that being contradicted.
In the delay between the early predicted production date of late 2021 and the present one of late 2023, inflation would...
Tesla to open Canada battery equipment factory in Markham, Ontario: mayor
Facility would be "first branded Tesla Canada manufacturing facility in Canada," produce manufacturing equipment for new cells
Author of the article:
Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters
Nov 05, 2021 • 15 hours ago •...
Just wondering why you do not believe it.
Will there not be some four years between the reveal and the roll-outs, years during which most other prices have gone up? And if the prices remain original, and the early roll-outs are successful, will not some of the new owners offer theirs for...
Turns out that Tesla does not convert the US price into Canadian at standard exchange rates; they apply their own formula. Also, a new federal Canadian "luxury tax" comes into effect on Jan 1, 2022. It's 20% of the amount of a list price that exceeds C$100k. Another variable is the province...
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
As in some other states, Texas has long had laws to protect car dealers by barring automakers, including Tesla, from selling directly to consumers. California, the company’s biggest market by far, has long allowed the company to sell cars directly to buyers, which lets...
"... they have no salespeople at any place I have seen."
Not sure what their job title is, but from those I've talked to, they think of themselves as order-takers and question-answerers, not sales people. One volunteered to me that he doesn't make money from sales.
" ... not even convinced it was all that effective on ships."
You're right. Crew on warships were extended-period captives on moving targets. A major purpose of the paint job was to make them think their target would be hard for the enemy to see.
"The clause is to protect the company if something unforeseen occurs in their COGS model. Nobody expects a company to sell at a loss. "
You know the real purpose of that clause because ...?
What is "COGS"?
What does "sell at a loss" (or profit) mean? The operational cost to make that unit...
"If you already ordered one then you're locked in on old price. Any price increase will affect new orders ...."
That's not how I read this: "Cybertruck’s Motor Vehicle Pre-Agreement ... the final cost ... subject to changes when the vehicle enters production."
Maybe I'm wrong but I thought offshore vehicles came in all the same, whereas with domestics you could order various combinations of options (whatever's listed as "available"), thanks to computers on the line.
And if Tesla doesn't, some accessory maker will. And if not, one of the subscribers to this site will. And if not, someone will post what wheel to get from a salvage yard. And if not, we'll all die from Covid anyway.