This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Seth’s Tesla Model Y dairy, the size of Gigafactory Texas, Kandi’s cheap electric cars, and more.
In this week’s top stories: our top story this week was our look into a spectacular accident in a Tesla Model S where the owner credited the vehicle for saving his life and his passenger. We also look into some analysis of Tesla Semi ahead of the unveiling, a new electric VTOL aircraft, and much more. Expand Expanding Close
It’s rare for Tesla to disclose its sales per market, but it looks like they couldn’t resist the opportunity to highlight the Model S’ market performance in the U.S. during the earnings this week. The company confirmed 25,202 Model S sales in the U.S. in 2015, which gave the company a 25% market share, while every single other large luxury sedan has seen its sales decrease during the same period.
It gave me the idea to look into the midsize luxury segment in the US, which is the segment the upcoming Model 3 is expected to compete in, and see what it would look like if the vehicle was to do as well as the Model S did in the large luxury segment. Expand Expanding Close