2016 battery gigafactory is pretty much finalized. We see over 100K Model S and X sold every year.
New Gen III is in prototype form, a sleek, contemporary sedan that was inspired with amazing proportions and refined taste. Base price is $35K, but once options are selected it can go close to $50K more like a BMW 328i. Competitors are lining up other models, but none can match Tesla battery efficiency, so they stillrely on hybrid systems.
It will be a sure thing we will see 300,000 of these cars sold first year. I predict many BMW potential buyers will switch to Tesla.
Once this trend explodes and people switch to EVs at the rate of 1 million/year, here is what I think job landscape will look like:
- jobs for qualified people with computer science and enginering is great.
- gas stations, Jeff Lube type of maintenance work, bad place to invest and work for.
Given superchargers will be a growing trend, I am not sure what type of job creation will see for folks working in non specialized field. Factories of battery production should be heavily automated. Not too many jobs I think.