The KIA EV6 and Hyundai are selling well in Norway and woud be doing even better if they didn't have supply issues.
I have been in no hurry for an EV but have ordered an Skoda Enyaq 80x after a couple of test drives. Over an year long delivery but that's OK by me. Guess they need that time to fix some app and SW issues, which the KIAs and Hyundais also have.
Tesla is a battery business as much as a car business. They open sourced a lot of their technology early on - they are really committed to growing the EV market.Why would tesla open up its chargers? Can’t see them ever doing that.
On a trial basis, yes. And I guess they'll use the results to judge whether to do it going forward. It won't be a USP forever, and opening it up would also give them access to a lot of funding. If they can sell a lot of electricity to everyone, it will be true to their avowed mission as well as long term profitability.Tesla already have opened the chargers in some places.
Tesla execs are rewarded on the basis of Tesla's stock price. Increase in demand for EVs is probably going to drive up Tesla stock more than Tesla market share will. Tesla's USP is the gigafactories, not the Supercharging, imo. My sense is that opening up superchargers is going to be driven by there being sufficient capacity that Tesla users aren't having to queue to an unacceptable level - once they're not stopping people from buying Teslas, then open it up.I agree. They would lose their usp.
It never ceases to amaze me at just how crap the non-Tesla charging providers have been. It is almost at T&T levels of waste of public grants. I can only assume that it's intrinsically a non-profitable business. That, and that TPTB have allowed the oil companies (of all people!) to get involved. Do they have to charge £1/kWh to make it worth their while? I have good vibes about Instavolt and Gridserve, but even then - it's slow, slow, slow! If someone had told me where we'd be when I bought my Tesla in 2018, I'd not have believed them.It’s not just about whether there’s enough spare capacity at the tesla chargers. They still have a significant advantage in terms coverage with their charging sites that means an EV buyer who plans to use the car regularly for long drives really has no choice but to buy a tesla. Obviously, others are seeking to replicate that but it’s not clear to me whether or when they will be able to do so.