I have Twitter but I use it very sparingly but I hear you on that.If he wants rivian to succeed he should quit using a proprietary plug and open the supercharger network.
I have never once been upset that I dont have a twitter.
Honestly I could go either way on that, would love the added charging infrastructure in more remote areas.I have Twitter but I use it very sparingly but I hear you on that.
Here's the thing about the proprietary plug and where I feel deeply conflicted.
On the one hand. F*** every single manufacturer who chose not to invest in EV charging infrastructure but put out compliance EVs and waited for the infrastructure to be somebody elses problem.
TESLA bled money for years building out that network with NO subsidy and no help from other manufacturers. Why should they share it now when those same manufacturers are still not ponying up money?
On the other hand, it would be useful for EV adoption to add additional capacity but there are already places where TESLAs are lining up to charge.
If I were Elon Musk, I would open up a pilot set of chargers in locations where there is lower usage but I would charge non TESLA owners a higher rate to offset taking away a charger from a TESLA.
I agree with you on the committal part 100% however he doesn't have a track record of doing that. I think he is trying to appear open and waiting to see what materializes.Honestly I could go either way on that, would love the added charging infrastructure in more remote areas.
The one thing I would want from Elon is to be committal. If he keeps dangling the carrot out there of opening up the Tesla network that makes it hard for other companies to commit capital to new infrastructure projects and I can't blame them.
I was talking about the US - you are correct it is open in Europe but they use the same CCS standard in Europe other charges use so it is much easier from a compatibility perspective.Tesla is in fact opening up their Superharging network to other EVs. They’ve done it in many places in Europe. My guess is they’re waiting for government incentives to do it in the US.
Article does not say but looks like Model X went from 114,990 to 120,990 as well. Cheapest Model 3 is 46,990
Here's the problem and where Elon really just needs to just keep RIVIAN out of his mouth: You could have said the same thing about TESLA every day it was a company from (2003) all the way through the year of the Model 3 launch (2017) when they were desperately trying to ramp up production and going through much more hell than RIVIAN has.I agree with what Elon said. Of course they are trending that way.
My issue is he no reason to say it aside from trying to damage public and investor trust in two of his competitors.
Can you imagine RJ posting on Twitter about Tesla build quality or the Mach E recall?