Profile picture
Nassim Nicholas Taleb @nntaleb
, 6 tweets, 2 min read Read on Twitter

I've had a Tesla for 17 months, 13K miles. Not a single problem. Maintenance: only parts that experienced wear/tear were the windshield wipers.

The press represents PR from oil lobbies.

Electric cars don't age as fast as regular cars.
This property (electric cars don't age fast) I had noticed in the comparative price of used cars ("refurbished"). Logically, on average, the fewer the moving parts, the fewer the problems: not a lot of entropy.
Tesla might not be a flawless diamond, but you could smell a smear campaign by the usual culprits, the propaganda machine for middlebrow called the New York Times, heavily compromised in its subservience to Saudi Barbaria/Oil lobbies.…
The argument that an electric vehicle may end up indirectly using fuel is weak; it ignores scaling: you save considerable energy by large-scale generation, rather than having a tiny factory in every car, even taking into account battery/transmission losses.
5) The reason I discussed my own experience with Tesla is #SkininTheGame, not a n=1 statistical anecdote. The discussion is from general properties/data.

6) Keep in mind we are comparing a new convex technology, with a tiny amount of electric vehicles sold so far (< 3m) to the cumulative experience of > 600 million of ICE (80 million this year).
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!