the Model S, currently priced between $60,000-90,000. The profit that Tesla reported in the first quarter of this year was not achieved entirely through selling cars, but through selling $68 million in Zero-Emissions credits through California state law.
In other words, Tesla isn’t profitable without a massive government scam.
A company press release announced last week that this year it will vastly expand the supercharger network its cars use to refuel — for free. This year, the network will “connect most of the major metro areas in the US and Canada,” and a year from now, the company says the network will stretch across the continent. The chargers themselves have been upgraded to allow for a full three hours of driving in less than a half hour.
Nice – so if ten Tesla’s show up at once at the recharging station, they only have to wait an average of 2-1/2 hours to recharge for the next three hours of driving. And then do it again.