And then there's cold weather. A 50 mile range becomes 25 really quickly in the cold.
I can't fathom why anyone who can afford a Tesla Model S would buy something else.
Yes, it's electric. But it's also the best damn car on earth.
The only thing Nissan could do to make me consider a Leaf is make it a clone of the Tesla. I don't think they are going to achieve it at the Leaf's price point.
The Leaf's chief issue for its target market is range. And, as another posted, the Nissan dealers are Nissan's worst enemy in selling them.
I don't see the Tesla as competing with the Leaf. The Leaf basically competes with the Volt. It's biggest problem is range. The Leaf suits only a narrow market who either has a very short commute or a relatively short commute with charging at their destination.
There's nothing wrong with that, but it does mean there's necessarily a small audience for it.
Once a warrant is issued, the statue of limitations goes out the door.
If you destroy the value of something the minute you fork it, it isn't open. Period.
There's nothing under the hood other than what you put there. It's a trunk.
Funny point of driving a Tesla covered in a light layer of snow is that the snow on the hood doesn't melt like it does with a gas car.
It is designed into the Tesla.
As a side note, the battery on my wife's BMW is reporting issues and she's having to leave it running
Gas cars have batteries too!
Summary: Tesla doing fine in the cold, BMW having issues
I am in the middle of the polar vortex (-13F today) and haven't been having any issues charging my Tesla. I also haven't heard of anyone else in MN having charging issues. This really appears to be a Norwegian issue moreso than a general Tesla + cold issue.
Derp. Of course, I go and accidently type "4th".
You can't be coerced into providing witness testimony. You don't have to speak to the cops even if you are just a witness UNLESS the state offers you immunity. If you are offered immunity, then you can be coerced. But I doubt that's what the OP was talking about. If it is, then his diatribe makes even less sense that it tries to make.
Actually, in other states where the battle can work, they have consistently lobbied for wider changes.
Tesla doesn't want these buffoons selling Teslas because dealers don't really want to say them.
Sure, they'll pay lip service to the idea. But the problem is that Tesla's have very few moving parts. There's no money to be made off of Tesla services. And that's where these guys make their money. So they will use Tesla's to draw people in, but they'll sell something else.
By the way, who cares why? What if it is just because Elon hates TADA? In a free market, he should be able to sell direct if he wants.
That's not what they were doing.
They knew there was no way in hell they would get a blanket exemption or get the law repealed (Tesla's preference). So, they tried to craft the most palatable thing that could be passable.
If I were to try this attack, I would up the car to a range charge and turn air conditioning on full blast. Then I would go through cycles of charging the battery up full and discharging it.
The electricity will add up, but maybe not a lot for most who can afford an $80K+ car.
The bigger issue is that this will decrease the battery life.