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Tesla Motors sees 10K car sales in Germany by 2015

  • Tesla Motors (TSLA) wants to sell 10K cars a year in Germany by 2015 as it ramps up production and adds dealerships in the region.
  • CEO Elon Musk says the company's charging station network should cover the entire country by the end of next year.
This was corrected on 10/31/2013 at 06:33 AM.
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  • pkaral
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    Err... 10k, not 100k
    28 Oct 2013, 07:20 AM Reply Like
  • Dampflok
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    how many digits is that?
    28 Oct 2013, 07:45 AM Reply Like
  • karenbcz
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    That's a BAD typo! 10K vs. 100K?
    28 Oct 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • karenbcz
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    Oh noooo!
    THAT was a bad mistake. There's a big difference between 10K and 100K!
    Somebody needs to fix that.
    Funny, when I read "100K", I was thinking, "is that all?"
    I was hoping for more like -- a 1,000,000.
    LOL!
    28 Oct 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Dampflok
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    hopefully he can sell 100k cars in the US by 2015.
    28 Oct 2013, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    If he can get through the dealers.
    31 Oct 2013, 09:00 AM Reply Like
  • JPBark
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    Who needs dealers when we have eCommerce!
    31 Oct 2013, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • Tales From The Future
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    Yes, completely wrong, here is the original article in German (welt.de):

     

    Musk: Ich habe Vertrauen in den deutschen Verbraucher. Ich wette, dass wir hier ab Ende 2014 rund 10.000 Autos pro Jahr verkaufen können.

     

    Musk says: "...I bet we can sell about 10k cars a year by/after the end of 2014 in Germany"

     

    http://bit.ly/1ior2HO

     

    about 10k, not 100k.
    28 Oct 2013, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • karenbcz
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    From the German article:
    "Ende 2014 rund 10.000 Autos pro Jahr verkaufen können."

     

    In English, that LQQKS like 10,000 cars by the "end" of 2014.
    28 Oct 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • karenbcz
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    They got the YEAR wrong too.
    Geesh!
    For anyone who's interested in ACCURACY - it's 10K and 2014
    28 Oct 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Tales From The Future
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    it says "from the end of 2014 onwards", ie. 10k cars in calendar year 2015 in Germany is his bet.
    28 Oct 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • billeebong
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    ...Musk would have to turn the market on its head over here...doubt he'll see a quarter of that.
    28 Oct 2013, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • Kenjisan
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    10k yes.. 100k.. no..
    28 Oct 2013, 08:05 AM Reply Like
  • SharkDude
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    can TSLA and all the permabulls please stop projecting numbers years in advance? Simply impossible to do.
    28 Oct 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • Dan Fichana
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    10 K cars is still an amazing feat considering it is the stronghold of German luxury cars.

     

    On the whole, Germany has cheap diesel, expensive electricity, situations where drivers where an EV may not be optimal, and Tesla's competitors make up a significant portion of the German economy.

     

    To me, thay sounds like a hostile sales environment.

     

    Kind of like setting up a Wendy's in a town where Mayor McCheese, and the head of the police is officer big mac.
    28 Oct 2013, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • dkane
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    Perhaps this not an inadvertant typo and there some pumping going on. Note the title spells out "six-digit sales".
    28 Oct 2013, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • AndreGouveiaBB
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    They took three days to correct an obvious typo... on a headline... on one of the most discussed stocks on the site.

     

    Since the original, wrong title probably resulted in a lot of clicks ("100.000?!! How is that possible?! let me see..."), purposefully putting out exagerated headlines is becoming very tempting... Only a vague concern about reputation is keeping it in check.
    31 Oct 2013, 06:49 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eli Hoffmann
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    Thank you everyone for pointing out our error. It has now been corrected.
    31 Oct 2013, 07:14 AM Reply Like
  • speedofov
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    A friend is currently testing a rocketship of an Audi that goes 0-60 in the low 3s and costs $125,000. It sounds like a jet engine and is designed to cruise the Autobahn at 150 mph. It also gulps gas like mad. That may be Tesla's competition. I'm betting on a virtually silent, 130 mph Tesla sedan that costs time to charge, but no money, to cruise the Autobahn. But then, again, I'm Swedish, not German.
    31 Oct 2013, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • EVfan12
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    Does Germany charge less for electricity usage late at night (off peak)?
    31 Oct 2013, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • xamd
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    The Audi sounds like a really smart idea speedofov.... NOT. You sure your friend isnt isnt telling you lies? Not sure what the point of that thing is. At that cost and the gas cost.
    31 Oct 2013, 05:22 PM Reply Like
  • speedofov
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    Yep, it's real; I rode in it. Seems like a bad idea, but they must see a market for it. Five years ago it would have been exciting, now, just interesting but no envy.
    4 Nov 2013, 03:08 PM Reply Like
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