I don't know whether this has been asked before, but an idea got me thinking the other day:
Model S sells best in the US, Norway, Netherlands and China. All of those are countries that (heavily) subsidize EVs, making Model S a very attractive proposition.
In countries like Germany otoh, Model S sales are quite lacklustre, "thanks" in a large part to missing EV subsidies over here.
That made me think, how would Model S sales look like if it weren't for those large subsidies in the aformentioned countries. Would Model S still be a big hit in Norway or the Netherlands for example? I am really curious as to what the situation would be.
Sure, Model S is a great car. But would you have bought it if it weren't for the subsidies? In other words, would you have been in the market for it anyway?
Perhaps some of our Norwegian or Dutch members could share some insight?