Use It And Lose It: ‘Clandestine Counters’ Cause Tesla Revolt

Elon Musk is a divinely gifted salesman, and his Tesla story resonates with the public, because it is about two things deep in the American psyche: “Wanna race?” And the big American road trip. Acceleration better than the fastest Ferrari, and a coast-to-coast Supercharger network, that’s what’s making Tesla cool. Both narratives are in severe danger, not because the competition suddenly wins drag races with its EVs, or charges faster than a fill-up win Unleaded. Tesla itself is committing self-sabotage with software that is too smart for the company’s own good.

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