Short answer...nope.

BMW i8

BMW i8

In comparison to the Tesla Model S, the BMW i8 comes off as an overpriced, under-performing automobile.

The i8 is not quite as quick as the top-of-the-line Model S, yet it costs tens of thousands more.

Furthermore, the i8 is basically a 2-seater (it seats 4, but only in a pinch or if the back two seats are occupied by kid-sized individuals, then it's okay), whereas the Model S is a true family seating with seating for 5 or even 7 (courtesy of two jumper seats out back only usable by kid-sized individuals).

We'll stop now before we blow the details discussed throughout the entire video.

Here's the description that runs with this Bloomberg video clip:

"Tesla CEO Elon Musk made electric cars cool again. Now every automaker seems to want a piece of the action. Bloomberg's Matt Miller tells us who the next contender may be."

Is there a "next" contender out there or coming soon?

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S