The amazing success of Tesla Motors is no secret, and in short order Elon Musk’s electric car maker has become the standard to which all green cars are held. Bloggers love Tesla…but unfortunately, they don’t always have the most original headlines.
TeslaMondo put together over 20 different headlines containing the phrases Tesla, and either “Move Over” or “Watch Out”, or some such variation. Thankfully, none of them are from us. Phew!
No doubt Tesla does need to keep tabs on competitors, and companies like BMW, Audi, and Mercedes are serious about building a car to compete with the Model S. But there’s no reason Tesla needs to “Step Aside” for the Buckeye Bullet, an electric streamliner with the sole goal of setting land speed records. I don’t think Tesla needs to worry about some upstart Chinese EV supercars either, as order books are filling up over in the Peoples’ Republic.
We get it, we really do; there are only so many headlines to go around. But not every electric car should be considered a Tesla competitor. Heck, there still isn’t a car on the market that you can really line up next to a Model S and say “This is an equivalent car.” There is no Tesla equivalent, at least not yet. Tesla should just keep looking forward, and let the rest of the automakers worry about playing catch-up.