Submitted by Bubba2000 on Mon, 2013-10-21 09:24
According to this article, only 98 Model S were registered for the months of Aug-Sep. Germany has a population of 80M. I suspect that limited range on the Autobahn of the Model S was a limiting factor along with no superchargers and limited incentives. With competition offering BMW5-7, Audi7-5, Porsche Panamera, MB S550, the Model S/85 is at a disadvantage. Germans like their hi speeds Autobahn.
I suspect that Tesla will be forced to upgrade their battery to 150 KW-hr to be a real player in the German market. May be offer AWD with 500+ HP. I think the current version of Model S will do well in Switzerland, Holland, Belgium. France, Spain, Portugal and Italy have too many economic issues.