The range loss is a non-issue for most, but the reduction in Supercharging speed is not. That is lawsuit worthy because Tesla never, ever disclosed to buyers that Supercharging speeds would be reduced over time—something they must have known at the time but did not disclose. We can apply the batterygate arguments to chargegate, i.e., if it is related to a potential hazard or degradation issue then it is a defect. Reducing charging speeds is just another way to avoid warranty claims just like with batterygate.
I think it's fair to say that most of us expected to enjoy the promised supercharging speeds for the full ownership period. Anything else would require knowledge of batteries, electrical systems, etc., and that is well beyond the understanding of most Tesla customers. Bottom line: Tesla lied to early owners and has gotten away with it.
The way Tesla has treated us early adopters—once Tesla no longer needed us—has been utterly horrific. Elon should spend less time barefoot and pregnant in interviews and more time figuring out how to stop lying and screwing customers. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is to hit him where it hurts financially.
I'm pretty sure FSD will spell the end of Tesla. The tech is going to kill people, regulators will get involved, and flaws/shortcuts/lack of QC will be found everywhere. That is, after all, Elon's calling card. Elon continuing to foolishly and irresponsibly push FSD beta is the single best bet at Tesla getting the regulator smackdown.
I can predict how Biden's administration will handle something like this and I personally can't wait!
And it's not like they can claim that it's the age of the batteries or miles and not the software. Since I held on on V9/V10 for years keeping V8 until only just last month, I have multiple supercharging sessions graphs just days before the MCU2 / V10 upgrade and just after showing the 130 combined is now at 110 combined. It had nothing to do with a change in the battery.
Had I not babied the miles the first 4 years to squeeze as much bumper to bumper warranty time, I would have had 200K miles with V8 and before and have enjoyed normal charge speeds for many more miles than the 125K miles had when I switched to V10.
But I am compensating quite well. I now always supercharge at my local charger in Merced when I'm grocery shopping to 80% and then on a long trip out of town, I charge the rest of the way at home to 100% even if I only needed 60% to get to the next supercharger. This reduces the amount of time I spend at the first supercharger on the trip.
On our trip to Disneyland next month, when we stop for that one meal half way, instead of charging to 75% and then moving the car and coming back to finish my meal with my family, I'll just keep the slider at 100% and charge to or nearly to 100%.
It's harder on the battery but it's the only way to compensate for slower charging speeds.
I'm also charging very little at home now. Tesla has taken something from me and I'm going to squeeze every dollar out of the supercharger network for the next two years before my warranty expires.
Then it's back to gas. Hoping the Z06 initial demand bump is over by then.