GRA wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:06 am
Not great news for the corporation, but excellent news for PEVs generally, and in line with the goal Elon expressed way back when.
Yes. This is often overlooked: Tesla wants EVs to displace ICE cars, regardless of who makes them.
The competition should also force Tesla to get serious about QC.
"Should," I'll believe it when I see it. Tesla has a way to go to match the QC of other automakers.
Also, the lack of independent service options is a problem for the service experience — the closed ecosystem integration between software and hardware, and the single source for major parts, makes independent service very difficult for Tesla cars. With other brands, if you don't like the service at a dealer you can go to an independent car repair shop.
By contrast, the Supercharger network is a major plus for Tesla, at least for people who want cars that can easily do road trips, as opposed to just serve as local/regional cars. Trying to do road trips with the mish-mash of CCS DCFC stations is a PITA by comparison to the seamless Tesla Supercharger experience.
It will be interesting to see how things shake out over the next few years.