This morning, while waiting for my EV to charge at a public charging station (one of many inconveniences of living in an apartment), a group of teenagers walked by the car and one of them said in a way i could hear from inside it:
- Hey! This car is charging....
Then he looked to me and said, disapprovingly:
- Na...This is no good, buy a Tesla!
After the teen kids walked away, i remembered certain comments on webforums and EV-related sites, where Tesla-zealots praise everything that comes out of St. Elon's mouth or is made by the brand, while at the same time dismissing any other EV, as "Legacy-OEM garbage", "Compliance vehicles", etc.
90% of the elements of the Tesla-zealot tribe are good people in their analogic life, with friends and loved ones, which believe by defending Tesla with warrior zeal are doing their part to make the world a better place but, much like Trump-like supporters, they lost the critical spirit regarding what they defend, it's like, if their leader said:
- Go and jump off a cliff!
Many would do so...Or not. But who can tell, right?
And while defending Tesla and dismissing everything else, they mare making the EV Transition harder, because Tesla, wether we like it or not, can't make its own mission (Promote EVs and thus help to save the world from climate change) alone, not only because it's not affordable to the average person, but Tesla vehicles do not suit every person transportation needs, for that we need diversity, and with it, several kinds of EVs.
And because of this, other EVs shouldn't be seen as threat and sacrificed in the Tesla altar.
OK, the Leaf battery is not the best in the market, so what? If you don't want it, don't buy it, but do not shout it everytime you hear the words "Nissan" and "Leaf" put together...
And so what if the Jaguar i-Pace is not better than the Model X, doesn't it have the right to be sold, despite that?
Like i heard someone say : "There are as many different tastes as there are colours"
So what that not everyone is into Tesla? Tesla alone won't save us from future carbon-induced hells...