EVDRIVER wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:36 am
cwerdna wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:49 am
goldbrick wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:24 pm
That could all be true but the 'general public' often doesn't know or care as much about the facts as they probably should. Ie, image matters a lot and people can be biased for no good reason. That's one reason companies care so much about their image and reputation in the marketplace and why a CEO (or company) who seems arrogant and smarter than everyone can piss a lot of people off. And folks who have a choice usually will pick a product from a company that they feel good about, for better or worse. For now, Tesla is the cool choice for the early adopters and techno-geeks and self-styled cool kids. For Joe Sixpack in Toledo, not so much.
Indeed on all of the above. I work in Silicon Valley and my company is partially a tech company. We have tons of Teslas and it seems like we have some fanboys amongst us.
At the same time, Elon is very polarizing. When Elon tweeted that you had to work 80 to 100 hours/week to "change the world" (https://www.inc.com/business-insider/el ... world.html
), there was some REALLY negative reaction from some folks within my company.
Yes Millennials don't generally like to work much at all and everyone lovers long hours. There are still yet no EV's on the market that compete head to head with Tesla. None produced or announced. All the so called "Tesla Killers" ended up being duds. What is doing very well is Tesla FUD and stock manipulators as well as experts on the Tesla products that have never driven one. Not to mention auto journalists that give bad reviews on AP while having AP turned off during testing claiming it does not work. The nonsense and ignorance is surreal.
You're pointing out the result, but not the why.
Why are there no competitors with Tesla? Hint: nobody really cares to make one.
Although that was a statement I made a few months ago as well. It's not true anymore. Anybody who's read a review of the Taycan and was thinking about a model s is probably closing their wallet.
It dawned on me a year or two ago that the reason there was no competition was simply a lack of will, not ability, and that in time the competition would come in. They are doing that now. The Taycan is a superior EV to the Model S.
As for FUD, dishonesty is lauded more by musk than anybody else. Didn't he say there would be a million car robo fleet next year? And he said that recently! The guy is a bullshit artist. Don't forget about the teslas which are supposedly going to appreciate in value. When backed into a corner he just starts making ever more ridiculous claims.