• Apr 30, 2009

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery

A quick follow-up to the post yesterday about Business Insider's Tesla Model S cost guessing game. In case you missed it, BI thinks that Tesla's sub-$50,000 price is pretty much impossible. While some of you found faults in BI's methods and logic, Tesla spokeswoman Rachel Konrad gave AutoblogGreen an official response that digs right to the heart of BI's math. Business Insight did use "a source who'd prefer to be nameless," and Konrad said that:
Wild guesstimates from ostensible experts unwilling to identify themselves have little credibility. Perhaps the biggest flaw in their alleged reasoning is the assumption that Tesla has the same cost structure as an enormous automaker; in fact it's probably the leanest and most efficient in the industry.


[Source: Tesla Motors]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago