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Of course EV's are part of the solution. I just don't want an invasive government forcing automakers, and thus me, to change. Build a better product that does not cost more and limit consumers, and they will vote with their money - not mandates.
...no one is forcing you to change. Tesla is still selling a great number of vehicles in the US, even with the measly $1875 tax credit...which ends in 2.5 months...because it makes a better product. Ford is selling $60k Explorers & Corsairs. A $50k Model Y is hardly too expensive nowadays.
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Issue is still range/affordability/size class. The interior of the Taycan is Model 3 sized, not Model S. The performance of the base 4S is Model 3 Performance level. The range of the base 4S is probably 25% less. The cost of a Taycan over a M3P is about 100% more.

Now, few, if anyone, are cross shopping a Taycan and an M3P. If you want a Porsche, you want a Porsche. But the same goes for Tesla. If you want a Tesla, you want a Tesla, and based on social media shares, Tesla Model S led the country as the “dream car” pick. Given how many people want Teslas, I sincerely doubt anyone is going to abandon Tesla for something that costs so much more.

Anecdotally, I know 2 guys in other forums who own Model S who put deposits on Taycans; both canceled when Porsche announced pricing. Makes you wonder if that is why Porsche released the lower priced models so soon after.

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Have not driven a 3 yet, but I seriously doubt performance to be on par with a Porsche. Acceleration is not the only metric that matters.

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Have not driven a 3 yet, but I seriously doubt performance to be on par with a Porsche. Acceleration is not the only metric that matters.
...well, you should drive one first. It handles marvelously. Expect a Track Pack soon that will increase magazine/marketing numbers. The only shortfall of the current 3 is tires and brake pads, both of which are getting a packaged upgrade...though it already was faster around most tracks than a BMW M3, which isn’t exactly a low bar.
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