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Saw the photos of the Lucid Air
No factory but they say they will sell in 2018- good luck with that
$100K + for a car that really brings nothing more to the party
Chinese backed- enough said
Looks- front looks like a Dodge Charger with squashed headlights, back looks like Infiniti SUV
No trunk really
Seats 4- heard this before

Lucid, Fisker, Faraday must think this is easy to do- it's not - Ask Tesla as they spiral to bankrupt
Porsche and other top tier car makers will have their EV's out soon
 

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The article I read said it seats 5 VERY comfortably -- Much larger than a Model S.
 

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Saw the photos of the Lucid Air
No factory but they say they will sell in 2018- good luck with that
$100K + for a car that really brings nothing more to the party
Chinese backed- enough said
Looks- front looks like a Dodge Charger with squashed headlights, back looks like Infiniti SUV
No trunk really
Seats 4- heard this before

Lucid, Fisker, Faraday must think this is easy to do- it's not - Ask Tesla as they spiral to bankrupt
Porsche and other top tier car makers will have their EV's out soon
the Chinese are a minority investor. Primarily American backed
 

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Tesla managed to become successful because they were able to exploit a disruptive technology years before anyone else saw it coming. However at this point, with new CAFE requirements and other market pressures looming, all the majors are coming to the electrification party. It seems like it will be hard for another new entrant to follow Teslas footsteps - at least without massive government backing (e.g., the Chinese). So far Apple and Google haven't been able to do it. We could quibble about Teslas financials. But IMHO Tesla has enough of a head start that barring any major missteps, they should be ok for a long time.
 

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Tesla is the Apple of cars which will allow them to charge an Apple like premium which should make it possible for them to be profitable, eventually very profitable. Nobody else will have the same cachet. The established car makers can afford to ramp up slowly until they reach a point where they can sell EVs at their price points and still make a profit. All of the Johnny Come Latelys can't make it on their own although the Yuan Come Latelys might survive on Chinese government subsidies long enough to establish themselves in the Chinese market.
 
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