Tesla, number 1 in US, recently Germany and Netherlands. It's gonna continue.
Tesla's 2006 masterplan included end goal of $35,000 car. Tesla doesn’t want to just sell $60,000+ cars to rich people at great margins. It wants to get the mass market to drive zero-emissions vehicles. That’s its core mission. Everyone who has followed Tesla for more than a day in the past few years has basically learned that the $35,000 Model 3 is what tens of thousands of Tesla employees have been striving to create.
Nonetheless, when Elon Musk unveiled approximately a week and a half ago that the $35,000 Model 3 was finally available to order, many in the press acted as if this was a raining cows. Instead of highlighting a tremendously difficult achievement that took more than a decade of hard work, critics skipped past any praise and started claiming it was a sign of crisis.
Perhaps even more ridiculous was what happened a few days later. In the middle of last year, responding to a question on Twitter, Elon Musk said that the Model Y would be revealed on March 15. Last week, Elon tweeted out that the event would be on March 14, just a day earlier. Critics across the Twittersphere, TV, and the commenting threads of websites like this one decided the Model Y reveal was yet another sign of desperation, of crisis, of a failing company and scrambling CEO. Tesla is fulfilling a plan announced publicly several months ago, but this is nonetheless being portrayed as a reactionary effort to stimulate positive hype. Wait, what?
These critics also seem to ignore that the Model Y could hurt Model 3 demand (so announcing it right now could be dangerous if Tesla is searching for more Model 3 consumer demand). In any case, how is an event that was announced a few quarters ago a last-minute stock-pumping exercise?
One thing is clear: certain Tesla critics are so blinded by their hate for Elon Musk and Tesla that they will twist like a Twizzler to spin a positive or neutral story negatively. Every piece of news is apparently a reason to buckle down in pessimism. Every announcement is a sign of crisis. How could it be anything else?
The immoral or idiotic spin Tesla trolls try to put on every Tesla story.