Ah man, you were doing so good, then you swerved out of your lane. (Best pun ever?)5) Regarding the Tesla thread. Wait until GM and Ford start taking this segment seriously. Tesla will die. It may be a slow death, but die it will.
I don't have any experience with Ford, but the way GM pretty much fucks up everything they touch (except the Corvette, knock on wood) leaves me no reason to think they have a chance of impacting Tesla. Hell, Porsche is the only company that has a product that even comes close and they just lost a comparison to Tesla. Granted, is was mostly on price, but other metrics that matter in the real world, it is the better package.
"And Tesla accurately predicted—or perhaps caused—the shift in cabin design where infotainment screens would come to define modern cars' interiors. The Model S's rear seat feels far larger than the Taycan's, sitting three back there versus the Porsche's two. Taller side glass makes it feel airier inside, too, and its rear cargo area is double that of the Porsche. Even with a larger battery pack and longer wheelbase, the Model S weighs nearly 250 pounds less than the Taycan..."
I hope GM can eventually compete in this space, but I don't have high expectations.