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Tesla Model S electric car

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Tesla Model S grabs 8.4% of large luxury car market

A recent study on the state of electric vehicles contains a lot of interesting data, including the fact that during the first half of this year, the Tesla Model S grabbed 8.4% of what the authors call the "luxury market" (this is a bit narrower than it sounds and only includes large vehicles like the BMW 7, Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class, etc). Still, not a bad start considering that Tesla is selling all the EVs it makes and is supply constrained, and that these competitors are all large companies that have been around for decades, making relatively conventional cars, while Tesla is a young startup making something completely new.

You can read more about it here: Tesla Model S grabs 8.4% of large luxury car market in first half of 2013