Détroit Électrique Not 'Magnifique'
Base price for the Tesla Model S with the lowest kWh battery option (40 kWh) is $52,400. Want a better battery, get ready to pay a higher price. The Model S 85kWh battery option starts at $87,400. The base Fisker Karma Hybrid starts at $102,000...with the top model starting at $115,000. With Fisker failing to woo buyers with a low $100k price tag, I am very intrigued to see how many SP.01s are sold. The SP.01's price tag starts at $135,000...
Mr. Lam says that he has "learned from others' mistakes" and is determined to be a success. I'm not convinced. Americans need reliable cars to fit growing families and their trusty canines, tow campers, and haul bikes... not two-seater sports cars that cost almost as much as a college education.
Only time will tell if it is "lights out" for Detroit Electric -- again.