Originally Posted by GreenFrog
The last point you touch on is my biggest concern. I get that in most real life scenarios, this would never happen to you as long as you top off at home -- but I feel like it'd only take me one time where the stars align for the worse and I end up having to resort to a supercharger station to fill up at 0 mile range left.
To make matters worse, there's already a line of cars. It ends up taking you 1 hour since arrival to depart fully topped off.
Fuck. That. Noise.
I mean, why else did they try to implement a battery swap system? It's clearly an issue they identified.
I agree. The Tesla is never theatrical and that's probably for the better for the average use of it. It is the anti-M car, P car, name anything else.
In addition, it is something designed and sold by people that tend to be engineers, mathematicians. or physicists. When I picked up mine, two great gentleman delivered the car and one put a fingerprint on the panoramic roof and refused to use the sealed microfiber cloth it comes with and used another they had. I think I spent around 2 hours talking about the drag coefficient force, which is quadratic based on velocity, their choice on the tire compound, to the induction on the motors to some insanely obsessive stuff about the invertor technology, following camber, and what chips and contactors they were using.
They genuinely care. They love their customers and they are a fairly new car company in a drastically different segment and are fighting through it.
I want to see more ignorance in this thread about Tesla.