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Old 06-01-2015, 01:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by UltArc View Post
That doesn't answer why the systems are not as successful.
It really doesn't have much to do with the systems, per se, but as you said, with the market niches - and, in the case of Fisker, the company management.

Tesla started off by building a high performance sports car, for which there was (and is) a niche market at the price they sold it for. Then they built a high-performance 4-door sedan, for which there is another niche market at their price.

Fisker built a high-performance sedan, for which there wasn't much market. The Volt - which is far from a failure, BTW - sits in almost exactly the same market niche as the Prius & Gen 2 Insight, at a higher price.
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