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Chevrolet isn’t going to be the only major manufacturer challenging Nissans mainstream superiority. Ford announced recently that they would be aiming to have their own pure EV concept ready in time for the LA autoshow while Volkswagen recently committed full stop to europes 95g CO2 rule saying that it will be only possible to meet these standards with hybrids, EVs and even FCVs.

Globally governments are incentivizing the purchase of EVs while at the same time forcing automakers to meet ever reducing emission thresholds which is pushing automakers into compliance. However if its going to be this way and the government is going to ensure profit is there to be picked up then the automakers will be there with polished product.

Which leaves Tesla in an interesting place. When it was just Chevrolet knocking to get in, Nissan playing at a far lower price point and BMW hovering in the background all seems excellent for Tesla. How about when VW and Audi put pressure on Tesla above and below, not to mention that Audi inevitably will drag both BMW and Mercedes into pure EVs. How about when Ford and Chevrolet both have product on the market at the $30,000 sweet spot and Nissans new leaf is breaking the 200 mile barrier at $30,000?
 

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It will be interesting to see how this all plays out once vehicles from Ford, Chevy, Nissan and Tesla are all out, might be some tough times of tesla.
 

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Chevrolet is still the leader in EVs

In the EV arena, Chevy is still the leader, having produced the Volt since 2010, and now producing the next generation Volt for 2016, and the new Bolt for 2017 (and I am not counting the Cadillac ELR). Nissan may have more BEV sales, but the Leaf is still limited in range and has not shown any upgardes. And the Tesla Motors Model 3 is still "vaporware", not even showing any concept drawings. Same for Ford which only sells one BEV (Focus) with no upgrade.
 

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In the EV arena, Chevy is still the leader, having produced the Volt since 2010, and now producing the next generation Volt for 2016, and the new Bolt for 2017 (and I am not counting the Cadillac ELR). Nissan may have more BEV sales, but the Leaf is still limited in range and has not shown any upgardes. And the Tesla Motors Model 3 is still "vaporware", not even showing any concept drawings. Same for Ford which only sells one BEV (Focus) with no upgrade.
Don't forget though that Nissan also has access to Renault as well as Daimler technology as per their agreement. The leaf will be recieving a significant upgrade in the next year...
 
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