The goal is to reduce carbon emissions. EVs do that anywhere from 40-85% plus give you all kinds of remarkable benefits:
- You can charge at home overnight
- Instant torque, crazy fast acceleration
- Batteries lasting over 500,000mi
- Simple motors rated over 1M miles
- Lower cost of ownership
Instead of using those as advantages, you try to build the car on the same chassis as your other models. You give it a weird look versus making something beautiful. You ignore the two most essential parts, batteries, and software
Why is it taking so long? You talked shit to Tesla bout being slow, why aren't you able to bring these to market until 2020 or later? Is it you are half-assing it or is it that making these cars is harder than you thought and your team can't do it?
Let me break it down for you - - You need 300mi+ to compete TODAY - in 2020 you'll need 350mi+
The cars need to be beautiful and not feel strange or futuristic
The software inside needs to be akin to a smartphone, same capabilities but built-in
You need a fast charging network to enable long-distance travel. Elon has said you can use theirs, so do it
And when you do a "launch" here are the three things you need to publish
1 - Range
2 - Price
3 - Availability
People don't buy Tesla's because they want to save the planet, they buy them because they're the best damn cars on the market. And you're in more trouble than you know, the top 5 vehicles people are trading in for a 50K Tesla all cost under 20K brand new.
No matter what you do, Tesla will survive, and you're helping them by putting out high priced alternatives that are half as good. By you making EVs mainstream and acceptable to those that may have been adverse to them in the past, you're opening up your customers to the EV space and my guess is once they start shopping around they'll realize Tesla is still the best game in town.
So enough with the Tesla Killer bullshit, we all should be rooting for Tesla to succeed.
They're forcing the industry to go electric, and as you've stated publicly that's the future of transportation, so you can either be a part of that or try to resist, but change will come. I sincerely hope you can do better and make this market competitive because right now all I see are half-ass attempts at this which are going to sell a lot of Teslas
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