Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

You can never tell how much Tesla Motors will (or will not) participate at the major auto shows around the world until they are pretty much upon you.

However, for the Paris Motor Show this week , Tesla brought a whole fleet of the latest Model S and Model X electric vehicles.

...with the P100D proudly announced on the wall.

The Model X is mostly still a public novelty for the most part in Europe, with sales just getting starting in high volume this month - gaining larger crowds on the display stand, while the Model S introduces the locals to its newly expanded lineup.

According to one of video reports from the show, France with about 1,000 Model S owners isn't big market for Tesla, and a lot of consumers are still skeptical on EVs.

Editor's Note/point of interest:  We have the all-time tally of Model S registrations in France at ~1,540 (and 458 this year) through August.

Today, most of EV buyers in France are very loyal to domestic brands, with the Renault-Nissan Alliance controlling the top 3 selling spots and accounting for more than 50% of the overall market.

With a new (and only marginally more expensive) longer-range 41 kWh Renault ZOE (400 km - NEDC) available this month, that will only making in roads for companies like Tesla that much harder in France...which may explain the large presence of the California automaker in Paris.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model S shown here from the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Tesla Model S shown here from the 2016 Paris Motor Show