Today, CBS This Morning reports that the Chevy Volt now out paces the Tesla in so far as miles on a charge. At first, they compare the Chevy Volt to the Tesla Model 3. The Chevy Volt will get about 238 miles on a charge and the Model 3 will get a little over 200 miles on a charge. The Model 3 has not yet come out and Tesla can simply improve the battery a bit and get more miles per charge. It gets better.
Then CBS This Morning compares the price tag of the Chevy Volt to the Tesla Model S. Most folks will miss this I think. They said the Chevy Volt starts at about $37,000.00 before some tax breaks. The “TESLA” starts at about $70,000.00. They did not differentiate between the Tesla Model S and Model 3. So are they comparing the Chevy Volt to the luxury Model S or the Model 3? If they are comparing the Chevy and the Tesla Model S they forgot to mention the free charging stations, the luxury of the car, etc….
It they are comparing the Chevy Volt to the Model 3, then they forgot to mention the Tesla Model 3 starts at about $7,000.00 less than the Chevy Volt and you get the free charging, the luxury of Tesla Motors and the service of Tesla.
There simply is no comparison unless you fuck it up and try and bad mouth Tesla intentionally.
The Tesla Model 3 cost less, it is a better built and constructed car, it has a better warranty, it has better electronics [free updates on all their software], Tesla has built a charging infrastructure to support their product.
The Chevy volt cost far more, it gets 20 more miles on a charge. It is limited as far as range because Chevrolet has not built the infrastructure to support its product.
Go 238 miles on that charge or go anywhere you want, for the most part, and rely on a charging station every hundred miles or so.
markf @ September 14, 2016