Mike Jay wrote:How many years from now will you be doing this?
If the environmental choice is between buying a Tesla pickup to move your home every other year or renting a truck to move it, I think the answer is clear. It's kind of like if you could buy a $100,000 electric airplane to take two trips a year instead of renting a seat on a Delta flight. The electric plane would be more efficient during those flights, but the environmental cost to build it for those two trips would be staggering. (I'm assuming the cost to build a Tesla pickup is greater than the cost for the model 3)
As long as we're thinking crazy thoughts... How much does the model 3 you'd buy cost? And how much does a used Prius or Leaf cost by comparison? I'm guessing $10-20K less? How much environmental benefit could you sponsor with that money instead of sinking it into a new car?
Robert Lacy wrote:I want to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Robert Lacy wrote:And I don't plan on moving my tiny house very often at all (at most, once every few years, that is, if I build one). I want the next vehicle I buy to be an electric, specifically a Tesla. ... The only reason I would consider buying a Tesla pickup is so I can move my tiny house, and would otherwise probably buy a Model 3. Is it worth the extra money to just go for their truck?
I was thinking more along the lines of having to rent a gasoline powered vehicle, versus buying an electric. I wasn't even thinking that by the time I'd want to move it, there would probably be EV pickups that I could rent... So, yeah haha I'll probably go with a Model 3 or S. I just do love the Tesla atmosphere and experience, and want to put that money towards a company that is truly working towards the future.
Robert Lacy wrote:I do want to be as self sufficient as possible.
Chris Kott wrote:I think if Tesla starts manufacturing components for other automotive manufacturers and for retrofit kits, they could make more money, do better R&D, and truly bring about the rise of the electric car.
If we could build a clone electric car from components like PCs were, we would start to see some real large-scale adoption, and innovation and creativity on the scale of individual hobbyists.