Monday, September 10, 2012

Like Buying Russian Bride !

So Tesla Motors is planning to sell their cars direct ... by internet!


http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/tesla-plans-short-circuit-car-dealers-194619627.html

Like Russian mail order web order brides ... I suppose. They are ALL beautiful and sexy in the advertisement photos. But, you are going to be really surprised by the reality of living with one. High cost, high maintenance, tempermental and really uninterested in meeting your expectations. Sure, you'll get to take her out a few times before the shine wears off. And, you'll get plenty of attention for a while. Then... when you think you have it all figured out and try to get her to go along with your daily routines .... you learn the ugly truth.

But Seriously ... with the highly public failures and flame ups of these expensive status symbol toys ...  with the fact that the buying public is becoming increasingly less interested in electric vehicles ... with awareness of the problems and pitfalls associated with all EVs .... do ya think that maybe ... just maybe it is getting tougher by the day to find some dealer who really wants to take on a low volume, high cost luxury item that is going to have lots of very expensive spares and repairs?

Can you imagine a car dealer actually wanting to take on the high cost of mostly pissed off customers and non-existent manufacturer support? "In case of problems, return your electronic appliance to an authorized service center in the original packaging." Just like the Apple computer you bought online!

Ya sure ... and just like your computer or Russian bride ... be prepared to kiss her goodbye or pay for a replacement. If you are THAT gullible.

OMMAG

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Blogger Riverman said...

We have built several EVs - the latest an 80 hp electric sportbike. True though, they are so far more of a hobby than practical.

9/12/2012 11:44 AM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

I'm not knocking anyone who goes to the effort of building something.

My issue with Tesla is that the more I see of them and what they are all about... the more they look like they have no intention of being a real business with a real future.

9/13/2012 5:18 PM  

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