^ & ^^ imho
it's good to consider as much complexity as we can imagine,
beyond (not excluding) the Laws of Physics...
1st ordinary hybrids were daring -&but- nobody had anything (electrified) to compare them to
-&while- mfgs were figuring thing out/experimenting (heck they didn't even have Lithium batteries)
they got new batteries and BEVs & plug-ins arrived (no idea if one first or together offhand) + new software,
Who-Knew what would "go-over" well?, let alone work in the real world;
the state-of-the-craft is that just now plug-ins are in/entering their golden age...or months
I would agree with you, but since he's currently selling the S at +$70,000 ~ the cost/benefit equation doesn't work/apply here...
I'll have to update/verify Tesla's current prices but
the Model S had 3 versions (after discontinuing its original entry version):
$62,400 - 60kwh battery 'rated' 230m, 302hp
$72.400 - 85kwh battery 'rated' 300m, 362hp
$87,400 - 85kwh battery 'rated' 300m, 416hp "performance"
I've heard with all options one can go over $100k (un-verified)
the one Tedla-S owner I had a short convo with had the performance version with
the extra 2 pretend-seats for "kids-in-the-trunk"
I heard many posters refute Tesla being a Luxury brand OR being Lux-level inside
so . . .