Not knocking Tesla (though I am no fan) but it is in fact extremely easy to argue precisely that. Norway is Tesla’s best market and the only one with anything approaching a decent market share. And why is that? Massive electric incentives and Norwegians prefer a Model S to a Nissan Leaf (not exactly hard to see why). And would many people be buying electric cars if it weren’t for punishing CO2 taxes or very juicy incentives? Not from Tesla they wouldn’t because they can’t make many of them. Over the next few years about 20+% of the EU market is likely to go electric, the majority of those sales not from Tesla but from traditional brands. They won’t make a penny piece on those cars (as a Tesla haven’t) but they are forced to sell them at a certain percentage of their EU sales by emissions legislation. In China, comfortably the world’s largest car market, the greatest boom in electric sales imaginable is about to happen because the Chinese have legislated that shortly only EVs are eligible to enter city centres due to the massive pollution they have. They are forcing their manufacturers by various means to convert to electricity (and they have the world’s most developed battery industry). So, somewhat ironically the proliferation of EV in world terms owes much more to Jean Claude Juncker and Xi Jinping than it does Elon Musk.