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k3 mapa: Will Tesla boom or go bust ?

Wiesbaden, February 14th 2018. A recent study about the overall e-car market and Tesla’s position reveals a rather weak position in the long term. The market development depends on political subsidy and the current technological advantage is under threat. Car buyers, suppliers and investors should be very careful regarding Tesla’s long term outlook.

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(businesspress24) - I. Market development: One of the main reasons why e-cars are pushed so much by politicians is the global warming. While many scientists believe the global warming is a fact, still many remain sceptical and argue more sophisticated . According to some scientists, global warming does not take place at all. Instead, they say, the world is heading towards a new glacial age. Other scientists argue that men made output of CO2 Furthermore, e-cars are not cero emission vehicles. The CO2 emissions take place at the power plant . A recent study in Sweden, which takes into account the power generation and the exploration of raw materials for the battery, conclude that only after 8.2 years the CO2 effect might be positive compared to a gasoline car. However, better than a gasoline car does not mean zero emissions . So might politicians change their mind and stop to push e-cars one day, as we have seem with the boom & bust solar industry ?
The market development not only depends on political subsidy, but also on natural resources and the infrastructure for re-loading the e-cars. While some studies suggest, that a massive increase of lithium batteries is limited by the resources for these batteries and hence can physically not take place infinitely, regarding the infrastructure for re-loading Tesla cars the evaluation is more difficult. It is true that the pioneer has built up a considerable infrastructure for loading its cars, but any increase of cars in the market has to go in parallel with improving the infrastructure, as customers do not want to queue and lose valuable time during their journey. Has Tesla got the financial resources to build up the infrastructure in parallel to production output ?

II. Competition: Tesla was the first car producer to invest heavily into e-car production. This has given Tesla a competitive advantage over its competitors. Teslaeir size, the competition has got more financial resources than Tesla.
In 2017, Tesla produced some 100.000 cars, while competitors like BMW and Daimler produced more than 1.5 million each. In an industry where economies of scale is a very important lever for cost advantages, this crucial disadvantage puts Tesla in a difficult situation.

III. Tesla

During the presentation of the study, k3 managing director Thorsten Schuppenhauer finds clear words:

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Date: 02/13/2018 - 18:51
Language: English
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Freigabedatum: 13.02.2018

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