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Commented On: 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In


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Estimates have been stated that the A/C and or heat will reduce capacity at only 5% to 10%, for the Model S & X. Thus, if you are driving an 85kWh version of the Model S with either the A/C or heat system on, you would likely only get a total of 290 miles, before the battery runs out. Also, the fast you drive past 55 MPH will also reduce the capacity further.

On the flip side, the more you slow down (in stop in go traffic), and or downhill driving, the battery will regenerate power, thus you will gain a percentage of capacity back.

Commented On: 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In


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I think Mr. Bragman is going to be fairly surprised at how many Tesla Model S’s will end up selling in the long run, purely due to one KEY factor… IT LOOKS AMAZING!

Commented On: 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In


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...In the case more almost every EV and hybrid car on the market (besides Tesla and Fisker), the vehicles don't even remotely resemble the better looking all ICE counterparts. Even in some cases, where the vehicle comes close, they end up putting really ugly wheels on the hybrid version, or do something that runes the look of it.

It s almost as if these car companies really don’t want people buying these ‘greener’ vehicles. Take for instance the Nissan “Leaf”. Anyone that would find this car appealing is likely not very concerned with their image (well, other than maybe an Ed Begley Jr ‘type’). On the other hand, had Nissan built the ‘Leaf’ to resemble a Nissan ‘Altima’, they would have sold hundreds of THOUSANDS of it by now!

I think Mr

Commented On: 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In


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In think what Mr. Bragman isn’t taking into account is one of the biggest problems with all other EV and hybrid cars in the market place... UGLY!!!!

People today don't want anything they plan on spending a lot of money on to be tasteless looking. The technology can be ‘off the roof’ amazing, however, if it looks ugly, it's not going to sell well.

We are a species that prides itself of image, and the proof of that is right on our bodies... FASHION (clothing, jewelry, watches, hand-bags, etc)! Even the MOST unfashionable people on this planet are still concerned with image within their peer group. We spend TENS of BILLIONS of dollars extra, just to 'look good', when we could simply survive fine on just average.

In the case more almost ev
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