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Hey guys,

I'm new the to the forum and just wanted to say hey. It seems as though its a race to claim dominance over the growing EV segment and I have high hopes for what Mercedes has planned. Tesla has been selling Model S's like crazy, so its no surprise that its competitors are positioned to create competitors. I have to say I'm a huge fan of the concepts styling and I hope the LED lighting accents make it through to production.
 

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Tesla might be a good option but on the downside they don't have nearly as much dealer support as Merecedes does which to me is a big incentive to buy a new vehicle. Cars these days are so complex that you have to depend on the dealer a lot.
 

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It's only a matter of time at this point because Mercedes plans to have electric versions of all the cars by 2022, giving buyers more options with what kind of electric vehicle they want.
 

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I mean the biggest barrier to entry with the Tesla is its price point. And that seems to be pretty standard across most electrics as both the Bolt and Leaf are starting at $30k. With so many electrics on the horizon, this is likely to change however and I'm curious what entry level vehicles Mercedes is planning on releasing and how much it'll cost to buy in early.
 

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I mean the biggest barrier to entry with the Tesla is its price point. And that seems to be pretty standard across most electrics as both the Bolt and Leaf are starting at $30k. With so many electrics on the horizon, this is likely to change however and I'm curious what entry level vehicles Mercedes is planning on releasing and how much it'll cost to buy in early.
I bet they can get away with launching a city car. Seeing how BMW can justify coming out with a 2-series sedan to rival the Mercedes CLA, odds are eventually that segment will need an EV as buyers look for cheaper options. Hopefully Tesla plans for a move on that.
 

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Tesla seems to be really struggling as of late, both financially and in keeping up with production goals. I have a feeling we will likely see many more delays to the Model 3, and who knows how more more money the company will lose in that time. If they aren't able to make some adjustments, rival automakers are poised to take control of the segment.
 
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