Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) might have duped its customers when it announced that its Dual Model-S would have a range of 285 on a single charge. The Model-S currently being delivered to customers across the globe have a dual range of 250 miles on a standard wheel according to numbers by the EPA reports Bloomberg’s, Corry Johnson.
“Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has taken 70% of the orders on this cars whose buyers were told they were getting 280 miles; they will have to pull over for a super-charge,” said Mr. Johnson.
The revelation come even as the industry continues to deal with uncertainty surrounding the unveiling of the match awaited Model-X. The launch of the all-wheel electric car has constantly been pushed back with analyst speculating the automaker might be struggling on meeting production demands.
It is still unclear as to how the market will react to the current numbers on mile range considering Tesla’s stock has constantly been pounded in the market depending on sentiments about its cars. If the 250 mile range speculated by EPA are true then, the automaker would have acted unprofessionally in prompting people to buy a model that did not meet the threshold as initially announced.
Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has not yet responded to the EPA numbers, but Johnson believes they will rubbish them as untrue as it has always been the norm in the past. The amount of range that an electric car can cover on a single charge has always been a key aspect on people considering to buy the models.
A car able to guarantee more miles on a single charge in this case is always sure to command increased demand based on the fact that there are a limited number of charging stations in a number of towns.
“The miles per gallon issue, companies don’t come out with this information before the car is actually out number one and number two. The distance you can go to a charge is a really big deal for Tesla in this error where you either have to go home, or you have to find someplace that has got a charger. It is one of the reasons why we see Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s sales are just concentrated in one area as this in North California,” said Mr. Johnson.
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