15 years out..... I wouldn't hold by breath on this one holding up. I would imagine there will be far less demand for Gas powered cars by then, but i don't think it will be zero.
If Musk pulls off the 25000 dollar car, then it could happen though.https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesl ... elon-musk/
Thanks for providing the link.
One thing I think is pretty significant is Musk has spoken in the past about how the car's systems are spec'd to last a million miles except for the battery which is on a curve to get to 500K this generation and 1M the next.
So while the cars are sold as low as $38k now (and being realistic most go out in the $50k-$60k range) they have incredibly long lives and incredibly low maintenance requirements.
And there's more to the story on the $25k car:
"We're confident that long-term we can design and manufacture a compelling $25,000 electric vehicle," Musk said. It's expected to arrive in the next three years, and Musk even said the low-cost EV will boast full self-driving. Hmm. Of course, it's also important to note that Musk himself hinted at a $25,000 Tesla EV coming in three years... back in 2018. Perhaps that last bit is one of the reasons why Wall Street reacted poorly to Battery Day, chopping $50 billion off its stock value. The company's stock continued to decline Wednesday morning.
People who buy high-end and super luxury cars think of them as more than appliances. They want to feel and hear the machine.
I'm not getting your argument. If petrol (gasoline) engines are banned, the brands will happily sell an EV version - people won't stop parading their wealth just because the engine has changed.
They will buy them in other states and just bring them in. Unless you can figure how to make an electric engine feel and sound like a V12 then you won't be selling anything in that category.
Boo, hoo hoo. Their need for speed runs right in to everyone else's need for clean air. Making an electric car sound like a gasoline car makes as much sense as making a gasoline car sound like a horse. In 15 years the norm will be to have electric vehicles, most celebs won't want to be seen in a gasser. It'd be like showing up today in a car burning coal.
Why do our thoughts immediately turn to what rich people want?
Why not support something innovative, like the electric vehicle. For those of you who think of yourselves as US patriots, guess where the Tesla was invented, and where most of the models are still being built?