Being a Poor Tesla Fanboy…
Every weekday involves a mostly-awakened self getting into his fossil-fueled Dart and heading to/from work in Northwestern New Brunswick, Canada. However, the last one to two years also included Tesla/EV (Electric Vehicle) related podcasts filling myself with hopes of someday owning a Tesla/EV:
Sadly, these “hopes and dreams” are still a couple years off. Even to get a used Tesla in our good ol’ Canadian dollars involves an investment above $40,000. My dreams aren’t dying yet though…
Exciting EVs to come
Here’s some EVs (aside from the Tesla Model Y and Pickup) I’m looking forward to:
- Lightyear One (plus a potential SUV they might start on years down the road)
- Rivian R1T (I mean… this is a really promising electric pickup truck)
Tesla, Rivian, and Lightyear are the ones I’m keeping a close eye on. Why? Tesla is leading the way. Rivian? Their accepted investments and partnerships with Ford and Amazon are exposing more and more people to the realism of electric vehicles. Lightyear? Embedded Solar Panels within an electric car. Done right. Allowing your car to not only fast charge but actually (and efficiently) run “off the sun.” You may cue that mic drop now.
Exciting Tesla features to come
Some other reasons why I haven’t taken the plunge into the amazing world of Tesla owners are due to no service centers in New Brunswick and the robotaxi fleet. Getting enough money rolling in from owning a fully self-driving Tesla will more than make up for the cost of ownership. Mobile Service, if anything like it is in other parts of the world, will definitely be an incredible asset during those unexpected moments on the highways (i.e. that cursed nail that finds its way into the crevasse of your tire tread).
Plus, the upcoming (and hopefully quick to roll out) Tesla Insurance will certainly help with the cost of running one. Given you remain a reasonably sensible driver, your insurance will plummet with all the…