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All US e-Golfs being recalled

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Volkswagen's Electric Car Offensive in the U.S. Just Stalled - Fortune

Volkswagen is recalling all the electric versions of its Golf compacts sold in the U.S., after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered a fault in their batteries that makes the car stall.

VW began the recall on March 15, due to “oversensitive diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system (that) may falsely detect an electrical surge resulting in the vehicle’s electric drive motor shutting down unexpectedly.”
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Lots of people with 1000 bucks to buy a car that doesn't exist, from a car maker that can't make more that a few thousand cars per year. Believe the hype or there's a sucker born every minute, I'm not sure which slogan is more appropriate here Tesla is just the next iPhone for the minions, if they really wanted an electric car the 100mile range egolf, Nissan leaf and Ford focus are available right now
Neither of these three can do 0-60 in 3 seconds. Granted they cost significantly less to buy than a Model S, but even if people want to spent more on performance, Tesla is the only one to offer now...
When a company with a wildly successful brand name and positive public image is burning through over a billion dollars per year more than they bring in, it is perfectly reasonable to question the feasibility of their business model. When their top selling product is still 18+ months away, all deposits are 100% refundable, and there are competitors planning to enter the market, it is only reasonable to question if the market interest will turn into actual sales or not. The fact is, Tesla does not have the money to last the next 18 months and deliver the model 3 and supercharger stations they have promised. They need to get investors to bet on their future success or they won't even have a chance to try. Their tech is nothing special, and the more established and experienced auto makers are poised to pounce when market acceptance and profitable price points coincide.
It is following the Silicon Valley business model. Burn investors cash to get marketshare, then profit 10 or 15 years later. I don't know if this is good or bad for a car company though. With that being said, the financials of traditional automakers are not that healthy either...
I'm not sure how you can draw any comparison between sub 30k electric cars and a 90k model s. Why not just go to the 800k 918 and tell us it's how hybrids all should be?
the point is there's no 90k Nissan Leaf to buy...
Just a reminder, it's not just a car with a big pack of batteries.

Tesla is not about being an EV. It's the software.

Capable of Finding parking spot in a parking lot and park on its own. I know i3 does this, but that's only in well organized Germany.

Drop you off at LAX and then meet you at JFK. Also charge itself at Supercharge stations along the way.

Nightly OS updates for new features for free. You wake up in the morning and suddenly your car can do self driving or can do 0-60 0.2 seconds faster...
So what part of the Tesla justifies a federal taxpayer subsidy to buyers?
Was comparing Tesla to other EVs. Did I say anything about tax?

LOL, uh NO! Set down the Kool Aid and come back to reality for a bit.
Of course it won't go faster than a plane, but it will get there.

Google Tesla Summon, and check back in 3 years.
Statistically, do we know how many of the model 3 preorders were done only because of the tax incentive instead of because how people love the car can bring convenience to their life?

Without a survey like this, any assumption is just... assumption
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