Years ago, I had a serious internal debate on whether to go with Tesla, who was promising a "cheap" Model 3 in the near future; or a 2017 Bolt, that could be ordered with a short delivery time. My situation is that I'm in my 70's, want to enjoy an electric car, and start on the right path of Tesla vs. other manufacturers. My prime consideration was how things would look 4 or 5 years down the road for the cars. Tesla had the edge in technology at that time (and still does), but Musk seemed to be going the route of Apple in their business philosophy. "We own the technology, therefore, we own you". I hated the idea that I would always have to be their customer - only. So I decided to go the "generic" route with a Bolt and it's CCS charging system.
A recent video by Rich Rebuildsseems to vindicate my decision. If you are not familiar with him, he is very popular on the internet and rebuilds wrecked Teslas, using his electrical engineering skills. Tesla arbitrarily cut-off his use of their fast charge network because his car didn't meet their "standards". Even after he spent $12000 having them re-certify his rebuilt Tesla. This effectively hobbled him in being able to use the car. He owns the car, but they control the recharge system. Too bad for Rich. He was a dedicated fan of Tesla, but feels he is now forced to go with another brand. It would be ironic if he ended-up buying a Bolt. So congratulations on your choice Bolters !
A recent video by Rich Rebuilds