Yes I know that Mr musk may not read this, but apart from attending a Tesla event, or emailing him, this forum is a pretty good place to address him personally. I am hoping for this to be a thread that can be less of an invitation to criticize ideas and concerns and more a place to "get it off our chest", and build on each others ideas.
Let me start.
Dear mr. Musk,
As i watch various events i am struck by the awe and reverence people have for what you are trying to do, how you are doing it, and the hope it offers that the logical can actually be a reality.
I appreciate that you are doing it all, by yourself. However, as you have said many times, it's not you, but your fantastic team at Tesla and even spacex. As you may or may not agree, in reality, you can't do alone, and adoption by the "masses" as well as the larger economy is key.
Being only one company, with huge resources, you can only take it so far so fast, so I invite you to invite us to help make your/our dream possible. I have no doubt that there are thousands if not millions of people that would, if given half a chance, jump up and get involved in this fantastic venture.
In my mind, full adoption of EVs will need the cooperation of a vast segment of our economy, and the current businesses and business models out there now, supplying ICE demand, and feeding families will need to adapt/adopt their business models to encompass and switch to a different reality.
That means garages, mechanics, sales reps, energy suppliers, transport companies, taxi drivers, college courses, oil change businesses, manufacturers, OEM suppliers, and on and on. The Ice after market economy is huge. How will we transition all these businesses, jobs and livelyhoods transition to the EV economy? It seems to me that this is easily the source of the next biggest Resistance to switching to EVs aside from range anxiety and the romance of our car culture.
Please invite the rest of us to get involved and lead the way to help get the new infrastructure in place and adapt the existing infrastructure to EV. Perhaps you could create a franchise product that can supercharge the development of charging infrastructure and create a accessible framework for deals similar to the chinese one recently acquired. Maybe support land agents to find and negotiate deals for SC locations, or support and encourage gasoline stations to begin the transition, or invite interested millionaires to sponsor efforts, support filmakers to do videos on the merits of a solar powered future.
Mainly i just feel that there are resources among your fans and shareholders that want to do more, not just buy a car and stock, but truly share in the building of our inevitable solar future.
Long live solar city!
I look forward to more mini rants.
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