With deep-seated range-anxiety fears almost eliminated with Tesla’s claimed 420 km range for the Model S, plus the popular aspect of safety from four driven wheels, Switzerland’s rich and famous appear to have warmed to the idea of dumping their traditional luxobarge cars for a top-notch green-halo electric saloon from the world’s youngest prestige car maker
That’s the message from latest Swiss car sales figures showing that during the seven months to July this year the Tesla Model S on its own was responsible for some 835 sales, outselling combined Swiss sales of Luxury-Segment dominating chariots such as the Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series during the same period.
Switzerland’s new car buyers increasingly opt for the added safety of permanent four-wheel drive.
So much so in fact that during the seven months to July this year cars
equipped with permanent 4WD already accounted for almost four in ten
sales, thus setting a new all-time record.
AID has learned that the vast majority of this year’s Model S sales in Switzerland were 4WD models; that’s 730 of the 835 sold there in the seven months to July this
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