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I would have loved to agree fully here with you and I'm with you with regards to what you say about Tesla wanting to control you and your car and you don't have full ownership, but as sad as it might sound this will be the future and Tesla will survive. The comparison with Hummer underestimates the power and Technique of TeslaTesla. I see that company in a very negative way.
Tesla is a “what’s hot and trendy now” company. It reminds me of Hummer when it first can out (although environmental opposite). After the cool factor wears off and Tesla continues to mostly not make a profit...sales will drop and the company will shrink or go out of business.
The no dealership model is interesting but very problematic. Manufacturers build vehicles and dealerships talk/listen to people and can provide useful feedback to the manufacturer. The disconnect without a dealer network will slowly cause major issues.
You can buy a Tesla, but you don’t own it. They own you and your car. What I mean by that is that Tesla wants complete control over your car’s software, parts, and service. You want to replace a broken cup holder or replace a missing lug nut. You can’t. Tesla won’t sell you parts. You have to take it into approved service people. Independent service is not something they want.
Unless they change, it’s an example of the worst copyright infringement style, attack companies out there. No thanks. I’ll wait until the other major manufacturers take over this segment before considering an EV.
EVs are coming, but can anyone really see its market share getting higher then 25% compared to ICE or gas/electric hybrids??
At least my tax $$ haven't been used to bail Tesla out which is more than I can say for GM where we just forgave them a 12 billion dollar 'loan' here in Canada so they could close their plant and move it to China and the jobs along with it.I would have loved to agree fully here with you and I'm with you with regards to what you say about Tesla wanting to control you and your car and you don't have full ownership, but as sad as it might sound this will be the future and Tesla will survive. The comparison with Hummer underestimates the power and Technique of Tesla
Tesla does not sell spare parts to anyone but authorized dealers. A salvage rebuild of a Tesla is prohibitively expensive and extremely dangerous...not to mention impossible if you aren't properly connected. Rich Benoit is pretty much the authority, outside of authorized dealers, on rebuilding Teslas...he's one of only a handful of people who have pulled it off successfully. Listen to his interview with Rogan to get all the details.There are plenty of people out there who have bought salvaged Teslas and have bought the needed parts from Tesla to rebuild it. And there is a large aftermarket out there too. That includes remanufactured parts.
They have changed from that “copyright“ issue you’re talking about. Where they will honor repairs and such. There was a time when they wouldn’t honor a safety recall on a salvaged vehicle, but now they will. As long as it drives into the shop. But that maybe all dealer/manufacturers as well.