I suspect like the commercial says, you are just looking for soul. Tesla is a pure engineering effort and not the Mac passionate type of engineering effort.@lolachampcar thanks for the insight/reply. I too have reservations on the other guys coming in, but I just dont find myself enjoying the Tesla product, for me it does a lot well, except be entertaining cant pinpoint it, just feels like something they built to do A-B and not worry about how that happens, I suppose some like that (probably most). Im holding out hope that the Taycan does something different there.
True, but doesn't it depend on for what purpose the engineering is being done? If the purpose is mere transportation, getting from A to B and nothing more than that, you would engineer one thing. If the purpose is getting from A to B and enjoying doing so, you would engineer a different thing.I suspect like the commercial says, you are just looking for soul. Tesla is a pure engineering effort and not the Mac passionate type of engineering effort.
Funny how some I talk to use the same types of arguments when explaining why their F car is better than a Mac. The soul/passion versus cold hard engineering approaches......
I suspect that missing element in Tesla derives from the top, i.e., Elon. Maybe the time has come for Tesla to invest in a day-to-day manager who really gets cars and driving, and bump Elon up to some more Chairman- or CTO-like role.True, but doesn't it depend on for what purpose the engineering is being done? If the purpose is mere transportation, getting from A to B and nothing more than that, you would engineer one thing. If the purpose is getting from A to B and enjoying doing so, you would engineer a different thing.
Ferrari has a different mentality from McLaren, but both organisations are dedicated to building cars that people are passionate to drive. Apart from their juvenile obsession with 0-60 times, Tesla manifest little appreciation of people's passion for driving. It makes sense for Tesla to focus on autonomous cars, and maybe buses.
Most of our driving unfortunately is stop go and 90 degree cornering, thats city/town driving. 0-to speed is all the passion we get! And it is fun, wolf in sheeps clothing ….……. Apart from their juvenile obsession with 0-60 times, Tesla manifest little appreciation of people's passion for driving…..
I have always been both proud and grateful to be an American, but recently, between Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, the Kardashians and the iPad-on-wheels, I have been forced to reassess those sentiments.The USA has developed a car that the world needs, the best EV on the market today, and you as a USA citizen owe it to your former country of residence to support and evangelize Tesla. Go buy one and join the Teslaratti ….
OK, I admit I merely skimmed the NYT article about Musk's compensation package, so I have removed that comment from my earlier post.One of those things is not like the other ones.
An immigrant entrepreneur who actually creates tremendous value in both sustainable transport/energy and rockets. Sounds like what I thought America was before Thump came along.
Those that dig at his compensation should try understanding the milestones he must achieve to make the compensation package and actually look up his compensation from the last few years instead of relying on click bait to take uninformed digs; or not.
I disagree. That is what more CEOs should be capable of.OK, I admit I merely skimmed the NYT article about Musk's compensation package, so I have removed that comment from my earlier post.
No argument that Elon has accomplished remarkable things and is a visionary. The question remains whether he is the right person as CEO to move Tesla forward from start-up to maturity and with growing competition from established quality auto manufacturers. That's surely a full-time job, for a start.
I found the reports of him sleeping on-site and burning out trying to get the Model 3 production up to speed puzzling. That's not a CEO job, and in a sense, it's a CEO failure if the right people to accomplish that have not been put in place in the management structure. It's also not a sustainable approach to growing Tesla, especially with Musk having many other interests.
I have always been both proud and grateful to be an American, but recently, between Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, the Kardashians and the iPad-on-wheels, I have been forced to reassess those sentiments.
That article is a bit slanted in that in recent interviews, he has said much the same thing. He goes to pains in the interview to note that he doesnt necessarily want that, but that may be the outcome. Knowing all the nannystate govt bodies, that may well eventually be the outcome. Objectively it's difficult to dispute. People suck (in general) and at driving.Tesla chief executive Elon Musk thinks that once self-driving cars become widely used, traditional human-driven vehicles may need to be banned.
“It’s too dangerous. You can’t have a person driving a two-tonne death machine,” said Musk during an appearance at Nvidia’s annual developers conference, where he discussed Tesla’s ambitions for autonomous-cars.
Wow, only 46 seconds slower than the time set by a car with an ICE....Everyone: EV's sucks at handling.
Volkwagen: "The VW ID.R Just Broke the Nürburgring EV Record With a 6:05 Lap. This time makes the ID.R the second-quickest car to ever lap the famed 12.9-mile circuit."
You mean a hybrid with 440HP electric motor?Wow, only 46 seconds slower than the time set by a car with an ICE....
Laughing at the thought of a grumpy 85-year old man refusing to get into an autonomous electric car to go to his doctor appointment.NB,
Take heart. Depending upon your age, you will likely not live to see ICE banned or, if you do, you will likely not be driving when it happens.