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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:25:20 AM

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has made a huge splash with its all-electric Model S luxury sedan -- its first big move in its effort to become the electric-car version of Germany's BMW (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF ) .

But now, BMW is making its own first move on to Tesla's turf. Executives said this week that BMW already had 100,000 people signed up to test drive the all-electric car it plans to launch this fall. Is it time for Tesla to worry? In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear takes a closer look at BMW's new electric car -- and gives his take on how it's likely to affect Tesla's sales.
Tesla's plan to disrupt the global auto business has yielded spectacular results. But giant competitors are already moving to disrupt Tesla. Will the company be able to fend them off? The Motley
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 1:20:38 PM

Real competition should keep both companies on their toes.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 11:04:29 AM


Interesting that this article has disappeared from the list of news articles by the moderators.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 1:26:25 AM

BMW IS A SUPERIOR COMPANY, BETTER ENGINEERING & BETTER MANUFACTURING.
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:35:54 PM

As I listened to the video, it seemed to me what BMW was talking about was much more like a Volt rather than the Tesla. At least for a time, it looks like Tesla doesn't have much to worry about---if you want to spend that much for a car.

For me, the hybrid makes much more sense, and the Prius is still the top of that line.
peakkeller
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:20:18 PM

Tesla distribution is direct channel without dealers. BMW is the traditional dealer model, and may be an advantage.
HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:09:23 PM

I doubt it. Everyone else is years behind Tesla.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:49:07 PM

It's like saying Hyundai is Benz's competitor. I'll go with BMW, thank you.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:16:45 PM

signed up to test drive is not a sale.
Flashcube
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:37:22 PM

Bring it on! We need all the electric competition we can get. GOOD NEWS.
lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:01:10 PM

not interested..........
busybee49
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:00:21 PM

This is not for me.
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:55:32 PM

BMW GET IT DONE........
ss70
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:52:15 PM

Time for the Gut check ...
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:13:50 PM

I'll take da gas.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:44:30 PM


Competition will help the consumer and Tesla Motors.
EdWoods
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:40:08 PM

Junk and more Junk........
Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:35:31 PM

Rather takes his ex wife out
Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:34:07 PM

TESLA BLOWS
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:28:27 PM

Competition may drive the price down.
thizben
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:59:48 PM

awesome! Here comes the competition for the future :)
sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:57:26 PM

Cool
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:55:12 PM

interesting
admiller316
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:48:11 PM

Teslas look cool, but that's about it...
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:48:10 PM

tesla will lose this battle i predict
wrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:45:56 PM

Tesla will be it's own competition.

Why compare with others, when they, themselves are their own worst enemy.

Consider Tesla, but buy BMW.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:39:13 PM

Competition is good for all!
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:34:47 PM

This should be interesting yes
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:27:14 PM

Competition is good, but Telsa is on a class all its own at this point.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:13:22 PM

I love competition in the marketplace.
schatzila
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:02:00 PM

Saw a Tesla in the neighborhood. It's a great looking car.
BMWs are too common, there's no competition.

[Edited by: schatzila at 6/18/2013 12:02:38 PM EST]
tnfran
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:01:44 PM

According to clip will be in range of $33 to $35,000 but only have a range of 80 or so miles. Not good.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:01:24 PM

the fight is on for $100,000 cars
nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:59:14 AM

Please.
niffty50
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:58:06 AM

Good for Tesla, but competition is good also.
must87searcher
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:54:50 AM

That is the market for you. There will always be competition from other businesses. Telsa Motors should have been aware of that.
evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:47:57 AM

Tesla has to be proud to have blazed a trail for the EV adoption. The first ICE cars were Cadillacs, Packards and other luxury models. Later came the Model T.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:47:50 AM

OK.
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:45:17 AM

Not the same buyer.
kbom4fuel
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:44:36 AM

This could improve the retail price.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:36:50 AM

Would love to test drive, not so sure about owning one
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:29:27 AM

Lets make MORE cars no one wants!
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