Tesla's support system is still a work in progress. Good luck getting a fender bender repair job completed in a timely fashion.
Extremely hot or cold weather really knocks the range down and that could be an issue with trip planning.
And you better have a garage. Who want to run an extension cord out from a 240v outlet to the curb at night?
But as the EV market matures, these issues will fade away. Better and cheaper battery tech will coming and in a few years EVs will be more compelling and IC cars will drive off into the sunset.
how come a transvestite donkey witch is next to you and why is it wearing a dress?
Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more goddamn time!
Then in January they began producing the first EU and China spec cars and had lower domestic deliveries. (Q1 sales are lower pretty well across the board in the auto industry too)
Poor Alfa didn’t make that one chart...
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EV sales, regardless of how many on particular model is selling, is still YEARS away from becoming mainstream. Outliers (yourself, me, and a few others around here) will always enjoy being an adopter but that's just the reality.
As it stands, Alfa did a whiz bang job with the Giulia. It sparks emotion, unlike any of the German competitors - and that is what makes living with a car so much easier. It also seems to have the right mix of options now that they have refined them a bit since launch. I could easily see one of these in the fleet in the upcoming year or two, if we do not have a place to plug in.
I just find it crazy that this little car from an OEM with questional build quality, a weak track record of service, and dubious future can not only outsell an established model but nearly a whole segment. Then you drive one and get why it's so good and different. So ChillOutPossum has a great question. Why buy a 3 Series or Giulia over one? Outside of charging at home, is it the noise? The shifting? The familiarity?
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The new 330i is nicer than the pre-LCI and LCI F30 3 series for sure. But the pricing on it is insane. I would not say it is nice enough to have a price premium over the Audi A4 or Lexus IS. Especially with the Tesla Model 3 undercutting BMW significantly, and that is full a fully electric car. I have seen more Tesla Model 3's than new 3 series in my area and that makes sense with the Model 3 selling so well nationally and is heavily outselling the 3 series. It is too bad the build quality on the Model 3 is hit or miss. Hopefully, Tesla also gets rid of Elon Musk who is a disaster for the company and is anti-union. I do not get the point of the Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is still a heavy 4 cylinder automatic transmission luxury sedan with iffy build quality and heavy depreciation.
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