No longer necessary to PURCHASE your EV. Just order through your local utility and they will put it on your monthly bill. The utility takes all the up front capitol costs out of the picture and customer pays a monthly service fee. Utility takes back on regular schedule and then provides even lower cost (pre owned) versions to an EVER expanding customer base. Sound familiar, it's just an off shoot of the cell phone model, or the razor and razor blades model.
When battling intrenched competitors, ONE way to succeed is to CHANGE THE GAME, totally unbalance your competitor and hit them with a model they would NEVER be able to understand or respond to, because the COST of their INFRASTRUCTURE will not allow them to respond.
Oh may, suddenly all those items that we think are important SUDDENLY become obsolete, and even worse, an IMPEDIMENT to profitably.
Just a thought :-)
Shorts will win some battles, but WE WILL WIN THE WAR. I like to trade and make short term cash, TSLA will be great for that over a VERY LONG TIME, so it's an EXCELLENT stock to become familiar with.