And then they will complain about how "they tried" but "nobody wanted it" and they "couldn't afford to keep building it". They seem to think that simply putting a battery in something instantly makes it as good as anything else on the market and they should be able to compete at the same level. There was more innovation in my 10th grade science class than there is at any of these companies. Does anybody else think that thing looks like it's running about 32" wheels? I used to believe this, but Tesla's recent back-room changes to their service policies have changed my mind. EVs are simpler, they have less wearable parts, they should be less expensive to maintain. However, that doesn't mean they will be. Tesla charges far too much for a company "not making money on service". In many cases, amounts greater than or equal to ICE maintenance schedules. I agree, it shouldn't be this way, but it is. Please keep in mind that even after Model 3 is in full production, Tesla will only be making a total of 3 vehicles. Subaru and the others you've listed each make at least half a dozen. They have a line of cars. A line of SUVs. Not a single model of each. The Audi and Porsche are announcements, not products. Me as well. But, as others have said, they are probably estimating a NEDC system rating. My greatest fear is that Model X will not have enough range and I'll have to cancel my reservation. To suit my needs, its range needs to exceed that of Model S, not simply match it.