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Oh, Man! 83% of Tesla Owners are Male

Where are the electric women?

By Scott Budman
|  Friday, Dec 27, 2013  |  Updated 1:34 PM PDT
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Electric Manland? A male customer is seen leaving the Tesla store in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

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We see a lot of Teslas on the roads here in Silicon Valley. They're everywhere.

And, if you peer into the windows, chances are very good that you'll see a man behind the wheel.

A new study from Edmunds.com (seen on MarketWatch in the Wall Street Journal) shows that, like Ram trucks, Aston Martins, and Lamborghinis, Teslas are overwhelmingly owned by men. 83 percent of Tesla owners, according to the study, are male.

Now, Teslas are without question status symbols. But don't women want them too? It's not a status that says "I'm a rock star," or, "I'm going to get a lot of women with this car," or, "I'm compensating for something..."

It seems to me that owning a Tesla says "I want to drive a cool luxury car that shows my wealth, and desire to drive without gas." 

Since when is that a dude thing?

Are there any women out there who want to disagree with the study? Are you looking to buy a Tesla? Let's hear it for Electric Ladyland .. at least, for 17 percent of us.

Scott is experienced on Twitter: @scottbudman

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