The very best con artists can convince people that the moon is made of green cheese and that the sky is the ocean. Or, in the case of Elon Musk, he’ll try to convince people that a Tesla will defy the laws of the free market and actually appreciate in value over time.
Lies, Lies, and More Tesla Twitter Lies
Such was the case in a Twitter exchange Elon Musk had with Quinn Nelson, a Tesla owner. Quinn was complaining that the $74,000 car that he had purchased a few months ago could now be bought for almost 20% less, thanks to the price cuts that Elon Musk had instituted.
Great for those who want an amazing color free. Bad for me. lol. My $74,000 car I bought 8 months ago can now be purchased new for $60,990. Looks like I’m keeping this car forever cause resale is gonna suck hard. But good news for new buyers! The best car gets even cheaper. 🙂
— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) July 16, 2019
Yet Elon Musk insists that a Tesla with a full self-driving package will appreciate in value, apparently because it’s utility will be increased by a factor of five.
If we make all cars with FSD package self-driving, as planned, any such Tesla should be worth $100k to $200k, as utility increases from ~12 hours/week to ~60 hours/week
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 16, 2019
He claims that full self-driving Tesla vehicles will be able to generate revenue for their owners. They will basically become robot taxis when they aren’t being used.
Elon Musk Can’t Fool Everyone
The stupidity and blatant dishonesty of this statement,