mikebails:Ge0rge: What I have missed is seeing one/ten/how ever many I want - in a Tesla store ready for me to walk in, pay my US$30k, and drive it away this afternoon.
Very few places will let you do that unless you’re willing to take what they have sitting in the lot (there are 2x model 3’s in stock right now in Auckland.
Most brand new cars have a order/wait period of days/weeks/months. We were quoted a 6 month wait for a Kona EV from Hyundai. I had to wait about 3 weeks for a Mazda 6 I purchased years ago.
Fair enough. I guess the point I'm making is that you can do this. The argument was made above that GM and Ford will be bankrupt by about 2023 because they aren't making electric vehicles, and by another post that the cybertruck is a direct competitor to the F150.
I'm saying that's bollocks. American's have a love affair with the F150 - it got Ford through the last recession on sales of that vehicle alone. The cybertruck is not going to outsell it in the next couple of years - you can't even buy one today - nor is it going to result in the demise of Ford.
This is well off topic now sorry.