I disagreed with you because the issue isn't that Tesla makes cars with significant range. Instead the issue is that Tesla overstates the EPA driving range consistently across all platforms (in some cases as high as 21%) compared to other manufacturers who understate their range (with the exception of Volvo). Now it's been argued that Teslas have a residual range beyond the "0 mile" mark but it's widely accepted that draining the battery to a %SOC so low is not advisable.This is kind of BS. Where is the 2020 or 2021 MS LR+ which has way more range than the M3 LR?
In the old days, many of us realized the significant disparity between the rated range on the instrument cluster and the observed range such that we would make a mental adjustment for a 10-20% SOC buffer between Superchargers on the trip planner (it also led to most of us seeking out more accurate 3rd-party solutions). Tesla has since improved their trip planner in addition to adding several SuC sites and stalls to the point where this is less of an issue. Additionally, many of us have found the more accurate range estimator (guessometer) in the "energy" window on the MCU and reference that instead of the range indicated in the instrument cluster.
In my opinion the overstated EPA range on the cluster is what I view as the closest thing to BS...or maybe it's the 85kWh battery pack designation when in reality it had 81kWh and about 77kWh as actually usable, and then further diminished due to software updates. This isn't to say that Tesla didn't make the best choices given the scenario nor is it saying that future manufacturers won't do similar.