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Paris motor show - Tesla is absent

How come Tesla is absent from the Paris Motor show? I can't see any other automaker being absent from this event. It almost feels as if they are too good to be there :)

Or does anyone have a good explanation?

Tesla has a track record of cherry-picking their presence on trade fairs/motor shows. If you start counting, you find there is an endless number of them around the globe and at the point where Tesla currently is as a company, it makes perfect sense to restrict their presence to, e.g., one show in America, Europe and Asia once a year each.

Remember: They are not demand-restricted, not even cash-restricted (the recent secondary offering notwithstanding), they are currently production-restricted. Trade fairs don't help with the latter.

they've missed the autoshow in NYC earlier this year as well.
Fisker was there, but I don't think they need advertising right now, since demand is higher than they can handle already.

You guys are absolutly right, it doesn't bring any more value to there business as of today.

I just thought it would have been nice to see a bit more of them in Europe... Tesla has a huge fanclub over here as well :)

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ar, absolutely! Which is why I went to the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. :-) I guess that event accumulates to their entire 2013 trade fair presence in Europe.