EVDRIVER wrote: GRA wrote:
There are plenty of cars with automotive grade parts that are riddled with issues. There are issues with many cars, this is yet an other issue blown out of proportion because it is a Tesla. I have a 2 year old Tacoma that has had multiple recalls and failures on "automotoive grade parts" At least Tesla is breaking the mold.
Sure, you can have issues with automotive grade parts, and just plain lousy cars FTM, but which is more likely to work properly, parts which have had to pass tests to survive the real-world environment they'll experience, or those which haven't?.
Try to see the big picture, Also, get an EV it will give you perspective.
I am seeing the big picture, and that picture is that BEVs aren't currently viable (except at the luxury end of the scale) for mass market customers unless they're bribed or forced to buy them, and anything that contributes to lower value (actual or perceived) just extends the period when that's true even further out.
What perspective would I gain currently from owning a BEV, other than confirming what I already know from reading spec sheets and test reports as well as test driving them myself, which is that they (and their infrastructure) can't meet my
needs yet? All owning one would tell me is that I was an idiot to waste tens of thousands buying an unsatisfactory product. I am willing to rent one on Turo as an experiment to see just how well or (almost certainly) ill one handles one of my more typical road trips, just as soon as the necessary QCs open along that route, but I 'm not expecting any great revelations as far as the car's ability to fully meet my transportation needs - I know it won't. That's just the current state of the art.