Among other benefits, Liberty will offer to replace damaged Teslas that are deemed a total loss within the first year, according to the automaker’s website. (Image: Tesla brochure)
(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. is partnering with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. to offer an auto-insurance plan designed specifically for its electric cars in the U.S. The plan made available to U.S. customers starting Friday is similar to what Tesla owners have been offered in almost 20 countries.
Global demand for electric cars has been sluggish to date in part because they remain more expensive than autos fueled with gasoline and diesel. Bloomberg New Energy Finance projected in July that they’ll turn a corner in the coming years when prices reach parity, and that a third of the global auto fleet will be plug-in hybrid or battery-powered by 2040.
(Bloomberg) -- Every generational cohort in the U.S. is purchasing cars faster except millennials, according to researcher Cox Automotive. Younger consumers’ rising debt levels play a clear role, said Steve Lind, general manager at Cox’s Autotrader. Millennials, many of whom are first-time car buyers, may also be slower to seal deals because there are more technology options available than ever before, he said.
"Where do Tesla customers come from? They don't grow on trees," Porsche's Zellmer says. They've come from existing car brands "that have not delivered the right offering for those customers." #ANWorldCongress
Porsche's Zellmer on Tesla: "If you started a company where stock price actually finances the cars that you sell to people that are not willing to pay the full price for those cars, that's a quite intelligent business model. Is it sustainable? We'll see." $TSLA#ANWorldCongress
"Is the combustion engine dead for Porsche? The answer is no. We will offer combustion engines as long as we are legally allowed to do so and as long as our customers demand them." -Zellmer #ANWorldCongress 🚗🚗🚗
Porsche's Klaus Zellmer: "There's no doubt: The powertrain of the future will be electric. But we will likely see combustion engines dominate the streets in certain regions of this world for some time - though increasingly in combination with hybrid powertrains." #ANWorldCongress
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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