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I know a lot of Americans are so enamored with Tesla electric cars because they seem to be so exotic. To me, these cars are not worth the prices that Tesla Motors wants to sell them at. One must remember that whenever a new product hits the market, their prices reflect a big portion of amortized research and development costs that the manufacturer hope to recover as soon as possible, before they introduce new models to the market. The cycle goes on and on. If one wants to buy these new products, they should wait for such amotization to be basically done, as well as defective or inadequate product designs and engineering to be ironed out, before they buy. Don't rush in to buy new products as soon as they start being sold to avoid being disappointed.
Man... Xiamen Beijing is over 2000km drive, you can't even do that much mileage (realistically) with something like a VW Bluemotion which has crazy range on 1 fill. Electric cars at the moment are for city commutes.
And I think that if you have the money, you should support new products, because how can we expect new companies to make new products if nobody is buying them?
Hi there. 2,000 km is a piece of cake and is defnitely nothing for someone who has driven from the east coast to the west coast and return, as well as from the north to the south and return, across the U.S.A. and across Canada. But without widespread availability of charging stations, all-electric vehicles will not ba suitable for long journies. Hybrids, of course, are a different story.
I support only products that are proven to be reliable and durable, easy to service, don not cots an arm and a leg to service over a period of time. That automatically eliminates Tesla because I definitely do not think highly of their products. They have only hype and hoopla and no reputation to speak about at all! They do not even manufacture their own batteries, instead depends on suppliers like Panasonic, Samsung, LG, and others whose technology are not any better than Chinese manufacturers' technology. China today produces the bulk of lithium ion batteries that are sold in world markets. Do your own research if you want.