Recently, we learned that Tesla was snubbed from an Electric Vehicle meeting with other auto makers, the White House, and President Joe Biden, due to Tesla not being a unionized company.
This isn't a problem and Tesla will have a large share of the market in 2030 and their advancements will force other auto makers to go electric without any pressure from the White House or government.
Tesla's Future Market Share
I've talked about Tesla's future vehicle growth many times and that Tesla will grow at least 50% every year in vehicle production. I think this is a conservative estimate, but let's take a look once again at Tesla's projected vehicle growth starting with last year's actual numbers:
- 2020: 499,550
- 2021: 749,325 (very low estimate)
- 2022: 1,123,988
- 2023: 1,685,981
- 2024: 2,528,972
- 2025: 3,793,458
- 2026: 5,690,187
- 2027: 8,535,280
- 2028: 12,802,920
- 2029: 19,204,380
- 2030: 28,806,570
By 2030, Tesla should be producing close to 30 million vehicles and many of these will function as autonomous robotaxis. In total, Tesla will have about 86 million vehicles on the roads that are all electric.
Other auto makers are planning on releasing 1 million electric vehicles by 2025. Even with all other auto makers doing this, the combined vehicle production of them won't even come close to Tesla's 86 million vehicles on the roads in 2030. This is a dilemma for gas powered cars that currently dominate the roads.
With all this in mind, I believe Tesla will have 50% share or more of the electric vehicle market by 2030. Unless legacy auto makers can kick it into high gear and start making the transition sooner at a cost effective price, this seems inevitable to me.
Why Tesla Can't Be Caught
The reason Tesla can't be caught is because they have a HUGE head start in electric vehicle MASS production and they have the best technically minded visionary on the planet, Elon Musk.
Tesla is on an exponential growth curve:
We humans have a hard time understanding exponential growth. It seems impossible that something can continue to grow at 50% every year. When we walk, we take one step at a time and that is how our minds think.
Every year, Tesla improves their vehicles and manufacturing processes. Ever year, Tesla learns how to build factories for less money and faster. Every year, Tesla learns what the problems are that customers are having with their vehicles. Every year, battery and software technology are getting better.
It is the culmination of all of these compounded together that causes a "snowball" effect for Tesla that allows them to participate in exponential growth. If they weren't doing all these things, I would not have confidence that they would grow at 50% or more a year.
Tesla will continue to grow at 50% a year while legacy auto makers will slowly transition to electric vehicles. Tesla will be the majority share winner of electric vehicles and autonomous driving by 2030 because of their head start, visionary leader, and technological advantage. Tesla will command 50% or more electric vehicle share in 2030.
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.