The young and rich snapping up Tesla's Model S
|Model S||Chevy Volt||Nissan LEAF|
|Buyers 18-44 yrs. old:||33.1%||37.9%||46.3%|
|Income Under $50,000:||5.7%||12.9%||13%|
What car are Tesla owners abandoning?
As Tesla ramps up Model S production and sales grow, the one question many are trying to determine is what car the newest Tesla customers are giving up to drive the Model S.
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Are they getting rid of their BMW, Mercedes, or some other luxury car? Or is it more likely the Model S is simply another car in the garage?
Tesla noted Model S buyers are coming from a wide spectrum. Most analysts agree.
With more than 13,000 Model S cars on the road in North America, there are plenty of anecdotal reports of people driving a Tesla after previously driving a whole host of vehicles including practically every luxury brand.
As more are sold over the next couple of years, we'll watch to see what models and brands luxury buyers are abandoning to become Tesla owners.
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