I don’t buy that. The Rivian is a rethink and doesn’t look like a 3 year old designed it in and out. Quite frankly it’s attractive inside and out.. I refuse to accept trash because people want to rationalize how it’s “different”.
Let’s be real. If Lexus designed and debut this the internet and every soul on earth would bash it. If Ford debuted it everyone would have bashed it. If BMW debuted it, it would fit in the lineup 🤣.
Elon is saying all sorts of crazy **** on twitter, interviews etc and his cult overlooks it. Imagine Toyota’s CEO talking like that? or Ford’s? or VW’s? They would have to resign immediately.
Elon gonna tell yall meet him in Guyana and drink some kool aid next.
Time will tell. Being Tesla, if one component fails we may have an issue where it takes out or can't see multiple other systems/modules. I've owned two Teslas so I assure you that you definitely roll the dice even today in terms of quality. I had so many repair visits I traded both my Teslas in for a Toyota and Lexus. Still interested in the brand in general but I wish they had higher consistent quality.48V system
Integrated computer for simple car loom
Safety standards are mandatory but meeting them is at the word of the automaker, not checked by a government regulatory agency before going on sale. NHTSA may checks after a vehicle is on sale, but it does not even check all (100%) of the vehicles sold each year.A lot of the regulations are set at component level, no?
Dont some even require DOT markings on the component?
I thought NHTSAs minimum safety performance standards were mandatory for lighting, tires/brakes, etc?
In any practical sense youre not developing a vehicle without considering meeting requirements being foundational.
I get the distinction youre trying to make, but you cant compare few thousand unit per year business of airplane sales to consumer automaking. The government would get log jammed. Also reducing NCAP to a shaming tool seems a bit reductive.
Wow, youre right about auto journalism if theyre talking about abortion payoffs
This is an absolute amazing read. Clearly explains why Tesla is full of it and so are their fans. Also explains auto journalism is pretty much dead.
Other companies are just as much full of it, and journalism in general is pretty much dead.
Nah Tesla definitely leads by far in this category of bs lol
I don’t agree. Many brands meet or exceed targets.