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Old 03-18-2019, 07:47 PM   #51
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I think the Tesla first mover advantage is gone.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:04 PM   #52
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I know you and I disagree. Thatís why this is so fun.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:17 PM   #53
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I mean...sure? Once VW builds a car that is roughly similar to the tech specs of a Tesla for a similar price and builds a similar network, Teslaís first mover advantage will be gone.

The point is, when is that going to happen? Itís not going to be in 2 years.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:10 PM   #54
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I know you and I disagree. Thatís why this is so fun.
We're not disagreeing, we're failing to communicate. I was hoping you'd answer the questions in that post.

But I guess not. I'll move on.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:08 PM   #55
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I mean...sure? Once VW builds a car that is roughly similar to the tech specs of a Tesla for a similar price and builds a similar network, Teslaís first mover advantage will be gone.



The point is, when is that going to happen? Itís not going to be in 2 years.


If the Model S buyers are anything like people here, I also bet a bunch of S drivers will defect to cars like the Taycan and E-Tron GT. Nothing to do with superiority. I think it has to do more with ďtrying something newĒ.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:53 PM   #56
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I mean...sure? Once VW builds a car that is roughly similar to the tech specs of a Tesla for a similar price and builds a similar network, Teslaís first mover advantage will be gone.



The point is, when is that going to happen? Itís not going to be in 2 years.


I agree that if you want an electric car that can almost replace an ICE car Tesla is still the only game in town until there is a comparable alternative fast charging network.

But the best use case for an EV is still a predictable commute each day while charging at home each night. For that, the newcomers will represent a viable alternative to tesla - especially in the S and X price range where buyers likely have multiple cars (including ICE ones) and donít need to use their EV for road trips.

If you only have 1 car and itís an EV, you probably want it to be a Tesla. I personally think that the amount of bs you have to put up with re Tesla and itís products outweighs the advantages of EV driving.
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