22nd June 2019 by Matt Pressman
Originally posted on EVANNEX .
Tesla often speaks of electric cars from old automakers as an immediate threat to the American automaker. And Neil Winton in Forbes reports: "Investors in Tesla have long been nervous about the company's fate as German automakers such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche arrive late, but are well prepared in electric car gaming." "According to the Berenberg Bank, this could benefit the emerging American company." [Editor’s note: To be frank, we said so first. For example, see: “Tesla Thanks VW.”]
An analyst of the German Berenberg Bank, Alexander Haissel, says that much of the support from Tesla " ironically, from older automakers (mainly the Germans, but also Jaguar Land Rover, have intensified the marketing activities for electric vehicles there consumers will eventually discover Tesla's more competitive offer. "
Tesla's advantage over competitors is too significant to be ignored and dismissed, and it also becomes clear that EV starts are from traditional (manufacturers Quality problems can occur at an early stage, such as the recent recalls of Audi (e-tron) and the Jaguar I-PACE in the US, "said Haissl.
|Tesla's model 3. Photo of Tesla .|
In The End, Forbes notes: "The long-felt feared attack by German automakers such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could even be a plus for Tesla, as the increasing interest in electric cars through advertising becomes apparent its superior and cheaper technology. "Tesla continues to gain ground with Big Auto's sparkling EV launches (and glowing press coverage), including on the home turf of German automakers in Western Europe.
Earlier "The Model 3 stormed into the top of Western European electric car sales in the first quarter of 2019, surpassing second-best Renault Zoe with nearly twice as many sales. This was all the more remarkable as the Model 3 was only offered for sale in February and the price of the Tesla is probably more than double and sometimes even three times the price of the small Zoe city car. "
#Tesla Model 3 was the most popular electric car in Europe with 25,966 new registrations from January to May 2019. However, a repeat of the increase of 17,408 new registrations in March is not expected. More information can be found here: https: // t.co/AH3gtxgyBM pic.twitter.com/P8QxmaLoK8
– Matthias Schmidt (@auto_schmidt) June 18, 2019
A look The competitive European landscape for electric vehicles since the beginning of the year, Germany-based car analyst Matthias Schmidt reports : "Tesla's Model 3, first introduced in Europe in February of this year and first in the following month Western Europe's best-selling all-electric car model will remain fully registered after 5 months this year, according to the latest monthly SMA data published in the monthly European Electric Car Sales Update Report. "
– Matthias Schmidt (@auto_schmidt) June 19, 2019