very few teslas are on the road. they should have introduced an affordable model long before their expensive model…would have given them sales for further funding.
self driving cars are a gimmick. goodluck getting people in the city to trust a driverless car to not run them over. AI is also a gimmick - they want to make it seem like AI can gain this omnipotent presence on its own. False, probably to further fund the tech bubble.
competitors are coming out with more affordable and better options than teslas, which I think are overpriced and bland.
Lastly, EVs are not realistic and are more like toys. I don’t believe we will run out of oil anytime soon, despite any propaganda you may hear. There is a tremendous amount of oil reserves in the Earth.
batteries are far more destructive to the environment than oil.
people don’t want to be hampered with short distance travel. good luck storing an extraordinary amount of energy in a battery - very unsafe. only realistic option would be to have a swappable battery at every gas station, much like a propane tank service. This will be very costly and will require the manufacturer to provide batteries for a vehicle’s entire lifespan.