BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers

BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers

BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers


Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: SLA) continues to struggle with production and with concerns about how it can fulfill (if ever) the orders for its Model 3.

BMW has joined the other leading automobile manufactures to pressure Tesla’s market share and become the leader in electric car technology and sales.

BMW has 2 cars for sale that have begun the process of killing of Tesla. And it is aggressively promoting its new BMW 330e, which gets 72 mpg gasoline equivalent.

The BMW i3 shares some things in common with the Model 3. The Big exception is that a buyer can get a i3 now. The Model 3 will be priced at about $35,000, the i3 sells for $42,000.

Plus, the i3 carries the BMW performance heritage: The i3 is 1 of the fastest BMWs off the line. Its incredibly responsive acceleration is felt immediately from a standstill with 184 lb-ft of pin-you-to-the-back-of-your-seat torque4 making for an exhilarating and exceedingly fun ride, this EV is a BMW it works as advertised with no hype or Muskish excuses.

Its only weakness is that it gets just 81 miles per charge, less than 50% of most Teslas, count on that being sorted out soonest.

The i8, which costs considerably more, is up against the very limited production Tesla Model S P85D, which will go 0 to 60 in 3.2 secs, which makes it one of the fastest production cars in the world.

The BMW i8 costs $140,700 and is a performance monster, but a bit slower off the line than the Model S, but the i8 does have advantages

As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW i8 combines an electric motor with a combustion engine for unparalleled power and performance. Launching from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 secs, this vehicle is as efficient as it is dynamic.

The all-electric motor is situated on the front axle, while the TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine drives the rear axle. When combined, these two elements deliver an innovative all-wheel drive sports car with a total system output of 357 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque as well as an added electrical boost inherent to eDrive vehicles.

Further, the i8 is a BMW, with a huge dealer service network if anything goes wrong. BMW has been in the automotive business for decades. It does not have to wait for a Gigafactory to be complete, as is the case with Tesla.

Tesla only has a year or two to show it can dominate the electric car market. BMW, MBZ and Volkswagen, the most advanced car companies in the word is stalking Tesla, expect them to Kill the brash “rentier” upstart.

Tesla speculators beware…

Symbol Last Trade Date Change Open High Low Volume
NASDAQ:TSLA 225.59 15 August 2016 -0.02 226.02 229.5 224.93 2,016,800
HeffX-LTN Analysis for TSLA: Overall Short Intermediate Long
Neutral (0.19) Bullish (0.28) Neutral (0.02) Bullish (0.28)

Stay tuned…



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3 Responses to "BMW’s New EV’s are Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers"

  1. Robert John Welle II   August 16, 2016 at 2:58 am

    All of these “Tesla Killer” taglines and aspirations are still remarkably comical.

    The Model S prototype was announced in 2008, SHOWN in March 2009, introduced in June 2012 and proceeded to win Time Magazine’s Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award, the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year and Consumer Reports’ TOP-SCORING CAR EVER. In 2015, Car and Driver named the Model S the Car of the Century.

    So you’re telling me, from 2008 to 2016… That no Auto Manufacturer in the WORLD can Match, let alone beat a Model S specs?

    Besides it looking ridiculous and not having nearly all the features of the Model 3. The i3 is a joke. 81 miles? Get real.
    The i8 is not an electric car. It’s a hybrid. A mediocre, mildly innovative, attempt at competition. Returning to Cars that match the Model S, this won’t even be in the same league by a long shot; in Speed, Range, Style, Technology, or Quality.

    Tesla Killer? The only Tesla Killer we will see is when these manufacturers actually take this market seriously and stop F***ing around. Tesla open sourced their patents! How much easier do they want them to make it for them?

    • Paul Ebeling   August 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

      That unless you are unprepared and fall over the cliff with TSLA.

    • Shayne Heffernan   August 16, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Tesla remains overvalued and overhyped, they lose money on every car sold

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