Jesus, I’ve never seen such an affinity for questionable quality.
Tesla has a loyal following and enjoys a massive tech industry presence. But for gosh sakes, they can’t meet their own targets, their vehicles are not meeting expectations and the computer technology that gave the cars an edge has come under scrutiny.
...and yet? We’re to praise them for operating at 40% capacity, brush aside friggen gaps as no big deal, and call bad design nothing more than an old man’s musings? Dudes and dudettes, maybe it’s time to put down the Kool-Aid and ride this out?
They are the worlds leading EV manufacturer with extremely high customer satisfaction rates. Is that koolaid or is that just the facts?
Sure Elon chronically over promises, that was clear to people years ago. Thing is he promises insane things and then only accomplished remarkable things. Some people look at that and see failure, others look at it and see success.
What is interesting is how people that normally are very much about increasing American jobs and competitiveness are many of the same people bashing Tesla at every opportunity. As you say it seems like the political interests (EVs bad, oil good) are overriding the idea of American innovation and manufacturing.