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Competitor in the EV market

NeverFollow

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Aug 9, 2010
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With ICE makers now starting to eye the EV market, the wave is coming.
Anyone tempted to look at other brands come changeover time or is that heresy?
As long competitors don't provide a Supercharger network, there is not too much alternative to Tesla,
unless you are only looking for a daily commute and city only errants.

However, Tesla doesn't seems to have too much interests for the compact size segment
which is certainly one of the most important need to decrease pollution in cities.

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Tasdoc

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Mar 19, 2016
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Melbourne
If ICE car makers manage to make an EV with characteristics and a price that are comparable to any of the Tesla cars, it will disrupt their own ICE car sales before it does any harm to Tesla.

Not going to happen
 

mrpseudonym

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Aug 14, 2016
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Sydney
Maybe a little off topic, but you can procure various adaptors to charge your Tesla at non Tesla locations, but can you buy an adaptor to charge your BMW i3 (for example) at a Tesla supercharger? I know the answer is no, today, and I am sure there are lots of smarts in the supercharger to identify that what it is connected to is legit, but its just hardware and software..
 

Mark E

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Jun 27, 2012
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Sydney NSW
Maybe a little off topic, but you can procure various adaptors to charge your Tesla at non Tesla locations, but can you buy an adaptor to charge your BMW i3 (for example) at a Tesla supercharger? I know the answer is no, today, and I am sure there are lots of smarts in the supercharger to identify that what it is connected to is legit, but its just hardware and software..
It identifies the VIN of the car connecting, so I doubt that any adaptor would work. This needs to happen since Tesla need to bill an account and also make sure that the car is supported to charge - for example, cars that have been rebuilt after being written off are not supported without a full inspection by Tesla.
 

Vostok

Active Member
Jul 1, 2017
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Sydney
Of course you can buy (or make your own) adaptors to charge non-Tesla EVs from Tesla destination chargers.
 

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