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#22
I've only seen Tesla cars in Hong Kong, never in the US but I live in a rural area, so not much exposure to folks that want a car with limited range and no way to charge it between stops.
 

wheelsup

Well-Known Member
#23
That was my lesson from the Prius. For the owners, not only is having a hybrid important -letting others know that you have a hybrid is also important. Sort of the car version of Tom's shoes or a Fendi handbag.

Hence, cars that look like flamboyant spaceships.
We have a Prius and love it. We bought one as did my wife’s brother as did my in laws because they are a great car. Great mpg, exceptional reliability, full of utility, cheap to operate and drives well. By nature it gets good gas mileage because it’s a hybrid but we don’t have any save the planet stickers on it. Probably one of the absolute best bangs for your buck on the used market right now.
 

gne in prog

Well-Known Member
#25
I've only seen Tesla cars in Hong Kong, never in the US but I live in a rural area, so not much exposure to folks that want a car with limited range and no way to charge it between stops.
I see them daily in urban areas.

What you call dystopia I call a well done application if captial. ;)
Yes, I care about the proper application of capital and eight dollar performance fleece hoodies, the enslavement of third world factory workers isn't my problem.
 

ppragman

Direct Yeska
#26
I see them daily in urban areas.



Yes, I care about the proper application of capital and eight dollar performance fleece hoodies, the enslavement of third world factory workers isn't my problem.
It's funny, but once you learn a little about this sort of thing it's hard to enjoy cheap products as much...

There's always a cost.
 

T/O w/FSII

Well-Known Member
#29
I've only seen Tesla cars in Hong Kong, never in the US but I live in a rural area, so not much exposure to folks that want a car with limited range and no way to charge it between stops.
I just counted 18 between the S and the X here in the Atlantic Aviation valet lot at SNA airport.
 
#30
Counting cars at a high end FBO is hardly representative of how most folks live. How many F150 super duty trucks that look like they have seen actual work did you see?
 
#31
Before this gets out of hand and spirals into something it's not. Tesla is going to have more competition in the electric car market very soon, and most consumers are familiar with certain brands they have bought for decades. If Tesla doesn't get ample market share it's going to be tough for Musk to pursue other endeavors. That's all I am saying. I'm sure they are nice cars that a certain demographic will purchase.
 

bimmerphile

SuperCritical™ Member
#34
Either you’ve never set foot in a Fiesta or Tesla, because that statement just isn’t accurate at all. The windshield alone covers half the car.
the build quality and materials feel cheap for such an expensive luxury vehicle, and yes I've been in and driven both.
 

T/O w/FSII

Well-Known Member
#38
Counting cars at a high end FBO is hardly representative of how most folks live. How many F150 super duty trucks that look like they have seen actual work did you see?

So my experience of seeing cars at a high end FBO is worth about the same as you never seeing them in rural America then. Got it. What was your point again?
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
#39
Before this gets out of hand and spirals into something it's not. Tesla is going to have more competition in the electric car market very soon, and most consumers are familiar with certain brands they have bought for decades. If Tesla doesn't get ample market share it's going to be tough for Musk to pursue other endeavors. That's all I am saying. I'm sure they are nice cars that a certain demographic will purchase.
I seriously hope all this happens.

China is making a HUUUUUUGE push into electrics and if the US market sits on it's laurels and treats it like a fad, we're going to again find ourselves as technological "has beens" like we have with clean energies including solar.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...new-deadline-for-electric-car-production.html

Once the farmers figure out that they can run their own solar farm, store solar energy (or buy it off the grid off-peak) and have an entire fleet of electrics, from soup to nuts, you will see it.

If it remains "political", well, Guangzou Automotive and Tata are going to drive GM into obsolescence.
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
#40
I seriously hope all this happens.

China is making a HUUUUUUGE push into electrics and if the US market sits on it's laurels and treats it like a fad, we're going to again find ourselves as technological "has beens" like we have with clean energies including solar.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...new-deadline-for-electric-car-production.html

Once the farmers figure out that they can run their own solar farm, store solar energy (or buy it off the grid off-peak) and have an entire fleet of electrics, from soup to nuts, you will see it.

If it remains "political", well, Guangzou Automotive and Tata are going to drive GM into obsolescence.
Not just solar. China has invested in and built next-gen nuclear to. Well compared to the US it's next-next-next gen.
The scrapping of the nuke projects in Georgia and bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric due to it virtually guaranteed all nuclear in the future will be through Chinese companies.
 
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