Why Tesla is Beating GM, Ford and Toyota – Electric Cars

by Forbes contributor Adam Hartung

Sales expectations are not good for U.S. auto companies.  Automakers are resorting to fairly radical promotional programs to spur sales.  Chevrolet is offering a 60-day money back guarantee.  And Chrysler is offering 90 day delayed financing.  These incentives are designed to make you want to buy a car, when you really don’t want to buy a car.  At least, not the cars they are selling.

On the other hand, the barely known, small and far from mainstream Tesla motors gave one of its new Model S cars to Wall Street Journal reviewer Dan Neil last week, and he gave it a glowing testimonial.  He went so far as to compare this 4-door all-electric sedan’s performance with the Lamborghini and Ford GT supercars; and its design with the Jaguar.  And he spent several paragraphs on the Tesla Model S’s comfort, quiet, seating and storage – much more aligned with a Mercedes S series.

There are no manufacturer incentives currently offered on the Tesla Model S.

What’s so different about Tesla and GM or Ford?  Well, everything(to read the rest of the article, click here).