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There are a couple of things to look at that I did not see addressed in other answers: AutoPilot,: while other companies can deliver cars equipped with hardware similar to AutoPilot, Tesla has two distinct advantages: Their engineers have more experience writing autonomous driving software—every comparison I have seen has Tesla besting the competition which current gen driver-assist features such as this one: ,Semi-Autonomous Cars Compared! Tesla Model S vs. BMW 750i, Infiniti Q50S, and Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG - Feature,. ,This is mid-term advantage—those Tesla engineers can be tried away and a competitor could eventually close this gap. As of last fall, Tesla had collected 1.3 billion miles of autopilot data and ~200 million miles driven with autopilot engaged (the cars are collecting data even if AP is not engaged). Because Tesla AP uses technologies like deep neural network and fleet learning, this is an immense amount of data has been “teaching” the Tesla software to make smarter decisions and that is an advantage that will be hard to overcome. ,This is a long-term advantage—data cannot be manufactured out of thin air, it can only be accumulated with miles driven. Range,: Range is largely a function of cost—building a battery pack to reach a certain range is not a difficult, but getting it to hit that range at a specific price point is much more challenging. Tesla has a supply chain advantage here. Because they are heavily vertically integrated, they have a leaner cost structure and direct control over battery R&D. For example, GM has outsourced much of the Chevy Bolt, including the power pack, to LG Chem, so GM’s cost model for the Bolt always has to take accommodate LG Chem’s profit margin. Since the battery pack tends to be the most expensive component in an EV, that is an important detail. With Tesla’s leaner supply chain, they have more flexibility to play with pricing and profitability—for example, they could deliver a larger pack (and more range) at the same price as a competitor using LG Chem without taking a hit on profitability because their COGS are lower. Tesla has recently been claiming a 35% reduction in battery cost which many believe gets them into the $125/kWh range (presumably with the Tesla-desinged 2170 cell) and Musk has said he would be disappointed if they could not get costs under $100/kWh by 2020. ,This is a mid-to-longterm advantage. I think Tesla will always have a cost advantage (because of their R&D, volume and vertical integration) but once EV volumes increase to a certain point, the advantage will shrink as economies of scale kick in for existing vendors like LG Chem and more competitors enter the market. How long tis advantage remains material really depends on how quickly the related markets (BEV, stationary storage, etc) ramp. One thing you did not touch on is institutional knowledge. In theory, with each iteration of product the company should get smarter and the product development cycle should get shorter when it comes to designing, building and bringing a product to market. Tesla is an EV company and everyone there has expertise in some aspect of bringing an EV to market—while it has not always seemed like it, the company has evolved as it moved from the Roaster to the Model S to the Model X (and I hope the Model 3). By contrast, while the Chevy Bolt is a great car, GM outsourced much of the development of that vehicle to LG Chem, so much of the expertise in designing and bringing a BEV to market sits with LG not GM. BMW is another example of a company that has built institutional expertise as it bought the i3 and i8 to market and VAG seems to be an a similar trajectory. I think that early investment will pay off as they both look to bring 2nd and 3rd generation product to market.
The main difference between these two is the practicality. If I should give a score from 0 to 10 BMW i8 would get 1 and Model S would get 8. BMW i8 seats TWO. Tesla seats FOUR. You can fit fifth adult in Model S with compromises. Both cars can fit two additional kids (not teenagers) (option for Tesla). Not going to talk about cargo space and practicality. BMW i8 has big problems with getting in and out. Especially for quests who are not used to. BMW i8 looks better than it really is. Tesla looks humble but is much more. Both cars are high-tech. This means both have reliability below average Prius or Passat or Fiesta. Tesla has better warranty. BMW i8 is slow. P90D is fast. i8 is more capable on track than P90D. Both are much less capable on track than normal expensive sport cars like BMW M3.
It will be a big threat. Let's start with a top-down look at it. The market cap of AAPL is $500B vs. $30B for TSLA. TSLA has not built the EV ecosystem, they are just one of the players (the one with the most brand equity and aesthetically pleasing products on the market). But when a player that is 16x bigger than you comes in you have to take them seriously. But there are other players in the EV market and here is a look at all of the ones that we can. I'm going to look at it from a point of the customer, and in the early days of Tesla folks in Palo Alto that I knew who were well off would not buy a Tesla because of the fear of being stranded. The range is one of the most crucial issues for mass consumption of the EV. Apple ,- Too Early to Tell We do know that they have recruited from Mercedes, Tesla, Toyota, and other OEMs. The team that they have includes autonomous, testing, and EV folks so we can only deduce that the car they are building will be an EV and they will be creating a car from the ground up. Manufacturing wise they will most likely go with a Tier 1 supplier like Magna which has an assembly plant. Chrylser may come into the conversation, but I wouldn't take that too seriously. Assumptions ( I will get to these later) EV with semi-autonomous capability 5 seater 250mi range $125,000 base price BMW - i Series BMW has made an i3 and i8. Both have not sold well and their core team recently was recruited by Tencent to work on their EV. i3: Range 80 miles. Cost $50k i8: Range 15 miles: Cost $140k Customers in Europe have not embraced these cars due to the cost/range and lack of space. Chevy, - Volt, Bolt, and Spark The Volt is the most common EV (although not a pure EV) that comes up in conversation. This is the car that the mass market should have adopted to but it has not gone over so well. Range: 53 miles. Cost $30k The Spark is the lowest priced EV but has not caught on with customers Chevy Spark: 82 miles. Cost $19k Chevy Bolt: 200 miles Cost 30k Honda Fit EV The Fit is for lease only ($199/mo) and has a range of 82 miles only. Probably my favorite of the batch but that's just because it's a Honda. Renault Zoe The Renault is in Europe and Middle East and is another small-car that is the size of a Fit, Bolt, Volt. Priced around the others but has a longer range. Range: 130 miles. Cost: $20k Nissan Leaf The Leaf is another one of the mainstays in the US. Another small-car with the same price point and range. Range: 82 miles. Cost: $30k VW e-Golf VW has an e-Golf but it probably runs on diesel. Tesla vs. Apple As you see there are some options for Apple to create their EV. There is a lot of competition in the $30k / sub 100 mile area where nobody has taken market share. The Tesla 3, Chevy Bolt are aiming for the $30k / 200 mile range. Apple has two opportunities in the 200 - 300 mile range and the 300+ range vehicle. They can charge a premium and get be a threat to Apple. My guess is that this is where Apple will focus their first vehicle. The 300+ range vehicle. The Tesla Advantage Tesla has been around for over 10 years and this is the issue for Apple. Can Apple quickly catch up or overpass Tesla (and the other EVs) in the next five years? Yes they can, but they need to overcome some areas where Tesla excels. The benefits that Tesla has over Apple includes: vehicle engineering powertrain engineering new sales channel International expansion Tesla is still learning about vehicle design in some ways as can be seen by their production delays and numerous fixes post-production. This is where Apple can gain an entry. The Apple Entry As shown in the chart above, I think there are two vehicle opportunities for Apple in the 250 mile range / $75k car and the 300+ mile range/ $125k car. For them to make a product in these markets, they will need to compete with the likes of Mercedes, BMW, and other high end manufacturers. This will define what they are making. Apple can make a vehicle that fits this niche, they have already recruited folks who have the experience to make a vehicle like this. What they don't have is that team working together to bring it to market. Furthermore, they will need to include new technologies such as Quanergy's lidar system, Cohda Wireless' vehicle-to-vehicle solution, and they already have the Apple ecosystem for the car. When you put this together you do have a formidable product that is in development. Apple's Stock Price With the recent earnings release Apple is in need of a new product fairly soon. Whether it is Apple Tv or the Apple car, they need to keep growing so there will be an sense of urgency in Cupertino to get this car build sooner than later. Apple iCar 2018? Apple will most likely come out with a car in 2018 that is not autonomous but an electric vehicle that is priced around $50,000 - $75,000 with a 200-250 mile range (based on where there is an opportunity in the market at the moment). To have a vehicle in this range, it would probably be something like a Tesla Model S, or BMW 6 Series 4-door with an all aluminum body, where the interior is the crown jewel. By 2018 the Model 3 will be in full production trying to keep up with demand. Production delays, post launch fixes are accepted by consumers right now because of the halo effect of having a Tesla, but once Apple comes out, this will not be the case. If Tesla has any production glitches, consumers will turn to Apple. There will be other entries into the market, from Faraday Future, Tencent, and Dyson to name a few. It's too early to tell if any of these guys will be a threat to Tesla, but Apple will be a threat to Tesla...and the other auto manufacturers.
As a physicist, Elon Musk is all about working out problems from first principals. Whenever Tesla Motors or SpaceX rely on third parties to do the work, they end up getting screwed. I sense frustration that third parties can't live up to their standards of design and engineering. The Tesla Roadster, while a crucial link in the plan for building the Model S, was a mistake. Mr. Musk said that they would have been better off building it from scratch rather than rely on third parties for the components. They ended up modifying or re-engineering 98% of the parts in the Roadster vs. the Elise. You can bet your sweet aunt Agnes that Tesla's next Roadster will be built from the ground up as a BEV and will be beyond ludicrous. The recent rocket accident was caused by relying on a third party strut that had not been properly tested with the expected load, and therefore failed. Now they are working with a different supplier, and I wouldn't be surprised if they brought the manufacture of similar parts in-house. Also, working with traditional car companies is fraught with peril for Tesla Motors. For example, they provided the drive train for Toyota, who stuck them in compliance cars and bitched about it the whole time. All the while, they were clinging to the hope that the the most pernicious molecule in the universe would save them from irrelevance. Hydrogen fuel cells are a dead-end way to make electricity. Talk about ludicrous. Designing a car around an internal combustion engine requires design compromises that are just not required in an electric car. Since you don't need a gas tank, a large cooling system, an exhaust system, a liquid fuel system, intricate lubrication system, ignition system, multi-gear transmission, torque conversion, or pollution controls, an electric car can break a lot of the rules of automotive design that have been in place for 100 years. Tesla wisely decided not to go too crazy and design a "weirdmobile" like so many other car companies who are diddling around with EV science experiments are doing. Eventually, the time will come when electric cars can let their freak flag fly and still be successful - but that time is not now. The BMW i8 is a beautiful hybrid. It is not a weirdmobile. But it is a study in compromises. A three cylinder engine with fake exhaust sounds piped through the audio system seems like it should be a laughing stock. It's like leasing rims - all hat and no cattle. Meanwhile the P90D with Ludicrous mode efficiently destroys any other car on the road, electric or stinky.
The greatest car of all time? Many people will scream: “,Tesla! Tesla! Tesla!!!!” But… Tesla is not as innovative as you think. Remember when Tesla didn't have '''a fraction''' of the safety features of the Mercedes-Benz S Class? Mercedes-Benz had BAS PLUS and PreSafe in 2005. Tesla? 2014 or 2015, not sure. TESSLER is heavily overrated, just like Apple. Tesla drivers are tSheep, just like Apple users are iSheep. Hybrid beats All-Electric because it is more versatile. It has BOTH electric and Benzin/Diesel engines. Liquid fuels refuel within minutes while Tessla's S needs hours. Mercedes S, > Tesla Model S. Watch how Mercedes-Benz crushes Tesla: Tesla Model S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550! - Head 2 Head Ep. 54, . Mercedes-Benz had massage seats in 2005, Audi A8 had it circa 2009, Audi A6 had it 2013. Tesla? Much later than that. And due to USA's 120V system, which limits the wattage output of the power outlet compared to Europe's superior 230V, Tesla charges very slow at home. Here is a list of features Mercedes-Benz had earlier than TESSLAER: * Night View Assist Plus. * Pre-Safe Brake and Distronic Plus Technology. * Adaptive High Beam Assist. * Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Monitoring * Massage seats * More 12V outlets (Tesla has only ONE! Even a 2003 [[VW Touran]] has THREE!!!) * Longer range (no comparison here) * HeadUp Display (BMW also had that in 2013. Mercedes in 2014) * 230V outlet with [[Pure Sine Inverter]] * Remote heater * More extensive multimedia system. * Top Speed (S 550 gets to ~290 km/h, as far as I know. Try that out, Tesla.) * S Class is longer than 5m. * Much more glamourous ambient lighting. * Infrared night view cameras. * Stereo cameras. * Ultrasonic sound camera. * External camera * Ghost driver warn system. * Steer assist. * Belt bag. * Magic Body Control * Active Body Control * Burmester 3D sound * Magic Vision Control * More advanced controls and buttons * Permantnely accessible buttons instead of flat glass. * Wireless charging. Also other car manufacturers have features Tesla lacks, such as [[BMW]] gesture control. Tesla's only value is MINIMALISM, which is an euphemism for LESS. Same for Apple iPhone. Tesla is nothing special. Nothing against Elon Musk (he is el ON and Muscular, not el OFF and weak, for a good reason.). I greatly respect him, he is an inspiring man, he got bullied at school and now made it big. Respect. And I am not saying Tesla is bad. But Tesla is EXTREMELY overrated. Floor the throttle for immediate acceleration? Regain electricity from braking? BMW i3 and BMW i8 can do that too. And don't forget [[Audi]] eTron. German car manufacturers > Rest. Germany crushes Tesla as much as Galaxy Note 3 KILLED iPhone 5s in 2013. 230V crushes 120V just like a 23cm intact penis crushes a 12cm circumcised penis in sexual performance.
In the Electric Car World you have the following types of vehicles EVs or BEVs:, ,Battery Electric Vehicles, use no gasoline and can only be charged through an AC wall outlet or DC charging station. Power and range are 100% reliant on the batteries and electric motor(s). Example: Tesla, Bolt, Leaf. Parallel HEVs and TTRs, ,Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicles, are the most common Hybrids around. The Gas engine and Electric motors are mated together and can both drive the car’s wheels, sometimes simultaneously to provide more horsepower. The hybrid system relies heavily on regenerative braking to charge the battery and the energy ultimately comes from the gasoline engine, just stored and given back. Example: Prius, Sonata Hybrid, and most Hybrids on the road. ,Through-The-Road Parallel HEVs, ultimately work on the same principle, except the Engine/Motor coupling isn’t through a single transmission, but through different drive wheels. A TTR Hybrid might have an Electric Motor driving the front wheels and a Gasoline Engine driving the rear wheels. The motors are mated together through the road and can act independently or simultaneously, as needed. Example: BMW i8, Porsche 918. Series HEVs or EREVs Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles,, also known as ,Extended Range Electric Vehicles, are considered Hybrids since they are powered both by gas and electric motors. The difference is that the gasoline engine does not drive the car. Instead, the gasoline engine operates as a generator to supply power to the batteries and motor. The gasoline engine can operate far more efficiently at a fixed RPM and it is only needed as the batteries run low. PHEVs, Since most HEVs, mentioned above, ultimately get their energy from the Gasoline Engine, ,Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, give HEV owners the opportunity to top off the batteries whenever the car is parked. As a result, PHEVs can go a longer distance on electric-only and sometimes can go without any gasoline, depending on the owner’s driving habits. Fully Electric Vehicles like Tesla, Leaf, and Bolt, can offer you a completely gasoline-free experience, and often performance/luxury. They’re also the cheapest to operate. The downside of EVs is that they come at a significantly higher price tag for the same luxuries. Although they are cheaper to operate, the added expense, financing, and insurance prices will probably never break even. It’s also important to note that while EVs have less maintenance, they do ROAST through tires, thanks to all that torque and regenerative braking. Parts are also more exotic, so expect a common part to cost 2x as much. The ultimate economical car to buy, today, would be a Plug-in Hybrid. If you plan your commute and charging accordingly, you can get EV efficiency with little to no gasoline. You also don’t need to worry about range or forgetting to charge up.
All of the historical reasons to not want to buy electric cars just aren't true for the vast majority of people anymore: they cost less, they perform better, they look great, they do what people need done and, oh yeah, they are still more environmental friendly. Right now it's just inertia, availability and marketing that keeps people buying non-electric vehicles. In a few years, it will be impossible to rationally justify buying a gas car for most people, which won't stop a lot of people from continuing to make irrational decisions about their car purchases. Electric cars don't cost more, but it can be front-end loaded, - As has been pointed out, over eight years of ownership a base Tesla Model S costs about ,the same or less, than a Honda Odyssey minivan and has about as much cargo and seating space. With fuel prices being a tenth to a third of gasoline vehicles and maintenance costs being much lower as well, electric cars are cheap to operate. However, that's not the entire story. The up front cost of a Tesla is much higher than the upfront cost of an Odyssey, and so more money must be spent today. Human psychology being what it is, people tend to significantly underplay future expenditures vs present expenditures. Of course, that's for a Tesla. If you start looking at the Nissan Leaf, its internal combustion sister the Nissan Juke is ,more expensive every year ,along the way, so sticker shock isn't an issue. Electric cars perform better than cars in their class, but they don't go vrooom, - Pretty much every electric car has its batteries low in the chassis reducing the centre of gravity and making cornering better. They all have much more low-end torque than equivalent internal combustion cars meaning that they leap away from the starting line faster. Regenerative braking means that disk rotors don't overheat, and usually never even need replacing. The Tesla seven seater sedan famously blows away everything except tricked out muscle cars and exotics in drag races. The fastest production motorcycle in the world is electric, and it won the Pike's Peak race to boot, and not just in its class. You'd think that this would mean the men and women who love performance in their cars and bikes would love electric, but it's remarkable how much of that love is bound up in the aesthetics of vrooom. It's such a dominant force that for their high-end i8 hybrid sports car, BMW actually has set up the sound system to go vrooom so that their customers can pretend they are driving something that uses more gas than kilowatts. However, this will go away eventually. When automatic dual-clutch transmissions and paddle-shifters started making their way into top-end cars, enthusiasts howled. But purity was completely overridden by performance; DCT and paddle-shifts are much, much faster than the alternative and waste a lot less engine power. The same with electric vehicles. They've gone from wimpy to exotic performance in a decade or less; gear heads will catch up. Check out the advances on this electric motorcycle in three years if you don't believe me. Electric cars have more than enough range, but it feels like not enough, - The overwhelming majority of trips with cars are much shorter than the range of even the least of the highway-capable electric cars. Tesla's range is better than other vehicles in its class. And the capper: electric vehicles start out each morning with full range because they get plugged in at night. Most people save 30 minutes or more weekly by not having to go to gas stations. But people tend to think of cars in terms of the much rarer longer drives that they do, not the 99% of driving that they do. In the case of the Nissan Leaf, the annual savings would allow them to rent a larger vehicle for the one or two longer trips and still have money left over. In the case of the Tesla, the Supercharger network is growing rapidly and six day road trips from ,San Diego to Whistler, BC, are no more inconvenient than in a conventional luxury sedan. Electric cars used to look nerdy; not anymore, - Conspicuous green credentials used to involve cars that didn't look like other cars. The Insight, the Volt and others just looked weird and often ugly to many people. Now electric and electric hybrid cars look pretty damned good, or at the very least, indistinguishable from other cars in their class. Some people claim electric cars are actually worse polluters; they're wrong, - If you live in a place where all of the electricity is from coal, then the CO2 from electricity can be greater than the CO2 from the equivalent amount of gasoline, not to mention the particulate and chemical emissions. That's a concern, but strategically, electric cars add electrical demand to grids, giving utilities money to build more generation assets. And those generation assets are invariably much cleaner than coal. The grid is getting cleaner fast while gasoline burned in a car's engine can't eliminate the CO2. Others make the claim that batteries are toxic waste, but they are wrong as well. Used Tesla batteries are targeted for reuse as grid storage or recycling for new batteries. And lithium-ion batteries are actually safe in landfills. There just aren't a lot of electric cars being built right now, - There have been just over 600,000 electric hybrid cars sold to date, which sounds like a lot, but that's over a decade. Meanwhile, in the USA alone over 17 million cars were bought in the last year. Most manufacturers have one or two token vehicles in their lineups but make most of their money from vehicles which have been around in one form or another for ten years or more. There are cosmetic changes annually to make people think something is happening, but in reality they are just more of the same already amortized technology. The vast majority of cars built and available for sale burn fossil fuels. Even finding alternatives can still take work. Some people just hate their warped internal view of anything 'green' ,- They think that people concerned about the environment are pretentious posers, or looking down their noses at them, or trying to eliminate honest jobs... or something. It's really hard to say what's actually going through some people's minds when vitriolic comments like 'greentard' and the like are common, and ,rolling coal, is actually a thing. In their world clean air, clean water and a planet their grandchildren can live on are anti-progress, communist or worse. It's a pretty warped worldview, but it leads to videos like this one. Like my content? Help it spread via ,Patreon,. Get confidential consulting via ,OnFrontiers,. ,Email me, if you’d like me to write for you.
we have the i8 and i can tell you from experience…… it overall sucks. while it looks awesome and gets tons of attention, performance=0. For some reason the fake noise pisses me off because I want to think it’s real. Plus depreciation is terrible with some 2014’s selling for around 85k from a 150k msrp. Overall if it weren’t for the looks, who in their right mind would spend 150k+ on a car with worst performance than a 40k camaro or a 70k corvette? 357hp is nothing to shit your pants over. Plus it had like a 9 minute nurburgring time. If you want sports car around the same price get an audi r8 or 570s. If 4 seats are needed, get the 911. Or wait a few years for the tesla roadster 2.0. Gonna be insaaaaane! The Bmw I8 is created to show what the future could be like. Tesla is the future.
Tesla is not as innovative as you might think. Remember when Tesla didn't have a fraction of the safety features of the Mercedes-Benz S Class? Mercedes-Benz had BAS PLUS and PreSafe in 2005. Tesla? 2014 or 2015, not sure. TESSLER is heavily overrated, just like Apple. Tesla drivers are tSheep, just like Apple users are iSheep. Hybrid beats All-Electric because it is more versatile. It has BOTH electric and Benzin/Diesel engines. Liquid fuels refuel within minutes while Tessla's S needs hours. Mercedes S > Tesla S. Watch how Mercedes-Benz crushes Tesla like Samsung crushes Apple: ,2014 Tesla Model S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550! - Head 2 Head Ep. 54, . Mercedes-Benz had massage seats in 2005, Audi A8 had it circa 2009, Audi A6 had it 2013. Tesla? Much later than that. And due to USA's 120V system, which limits the wattage output of the power outlet compared to Europe's superior 230V, Tesla charges very slow at home. Here is a list of features Mercedes-Benz had earlier than TESSLAER: Night View Assist Plus. Pre-Safe Brake and Distronic Plus Technology. Adaptive High Beam Assist. Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Monitoring Massage seats More 12V outlets (Tesla has only ONE! Even a 2003 VW Touran has THREE!!!) Longer range (no comparison here) HeadUp Display (BMW also had that in 2013. Mercedes in 2014) 230V outlet with Pure Sine Inverter Remote heater More extensive multimedia system. Top Speed (S 550 gets to ~290 km/h, as far as I know. Try that out, Tesla.) S Class is longer than 5m. Much more glamourous ambient lighting. Infrared night view cameras. Stereo cameras. Ultrasonic sound camera. External camera Ghost driver warn system. Steer assist. Belt bag. Magic Body Control Active Body Control Burmester 3D sound Magic Vision Control More advanced controls and buttons Permantnely accessible buttons instead of flat glass. Wireless charging. Also other car manufacturers have features Tesla lacks, such as BMW gesture control. Tesla's only value is MINIMALISM, which is an euphemism for LESS. Same for Apple iPhone. Tesla is ,nothing special. Nothing against Elon Musk (he is el ON and Muscular, not el OFF and weak, for a good reason.). I greatly respect him, he is an inspiring man, he got bullied at school and now made it big. Respect. And I am not saying Tesla is bad. But Tesla is EXTREMELY overrated. Floor the throttle for immediate acceleration? Regain electricity from braking? BMW i3 and BMW i8 can do that too. And don't forget Audi eTron. German car manufacturers > Rest. Germany crushes Tesla as much as Galaxy Note 3 KILLED iPhone 5s in 2013. 230V crushes 120V just like a 23cm intact penis crushes a 12cm circumcised penis in sexual performance.
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