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Will Tesla (TSLA +4.5%) sell 20K vehicles next year and 35K in 2014? While founder Elon Musk...

Will Tesla (TSLA +4.5%) sell 20K vehicles next year and 35K in 2014? While founder Elon Musk says it will as the electric vehicle goes global with launches in Europe, China, and Japan - doubters say manufacturing hiccups will keep production at lower levels. As for the ride itself, it's hard to find a bad review - this time the Chicago Sun Times is raving.
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  • berylrb
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    That's pretty much the end of the disgruntled workers producing bad quality rumor!
    3 Aug 2012, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • nsahbti
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    A 20K vehicle will have too much competitive pressure from hybrids. I would like to see them stick to the luxury segment which it un tapped by any competitor other than intentions by BMW.
    Tesla's manufacturing is handled with great care as they are going slow now in order to uncover any issues, I believe they are on their way to smooth, high capacity, manufacturing within 6 months.
    Very long TSLA
    3 Aug 2012, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • schererd
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    I was in Chicago and drove this car. This is a beutiful, quiet and fast machine. I've owned a Corvette, Z28 and Mustang and none of them can touch this car. My 12 year old daughter and 16 year old son cheered everytime I floored the car and I mean it pushes you into that seat hard. Its in a class all its own and I cant wait to get one.
    3 Aug 2012, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • juicejack
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    I think the article said they'd build 20,000 cars, not sell them for $20,000. For eco-yuppies the price will still be in the stratosphere. Mere mortals will have trouble buying one, unless their financing becomes affordable. Good luck with Wells Fargo.
    3 Aug 2012, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    Much like the original combustion engine models.
    3 Aug 2012, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • schererd
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    I heard from Tesla and I will have my car before the end of this year they supplied me with the VIN#. My manufacturing number was between 3280 and 3290.
    17 Dec 2012, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    Lucky you. Be careful with it, don't become a teenager again when you get behind the wheel!! Do you know how many guys cracked the fiberglass bodies of the dodge cobras they owned for less than a week?
    17 Dec 2012, 05:47 PM Reply Like
  • nsahbti
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    So they are shipping at least 3300 cars before end of 2012. this is great news!
    18 Dec 2012, 04:05 AM Reply Like
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