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The young and rich snapping up Tesla’s Model S

After more than a year of being sold in the United States, a portrait of the type of person buying the Tesla Model S has emerged.

“It is skewing a little younger than the typical $100,000 car buyer,” said James Riswick with “To tell you the truth it doesn’t really surprise me.”

CNBC commissioned to analyze vehicle registrations and online search data from June 2012 through June 2013 for the Model S, other high-end luxury sedans and other electric cars.
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The data was broken down by age groups, income levels, and gender.

The conclusion: Compared to other luxury sedans, Tesla sells the Model S to a much higher percentage of men and those buyers are, on average, younger and wealthier than those purchasing competing models.


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