I'm on this forum because I spent 5 years driving a Bolt. I now have a Tesla. I keep coming here because I believe that the real world perspective I have on both vehicles is valid material to provide insight to others.
I, like you, thought this would be a safe place to exchange ideas. What I do perceive unfortunately is that there is a significant level of hostility to anything said that represents Tesla as having benefit over the Bolt. This to the point of quite ludicrous commentary in some instances. I believe this today, I believed it 3 years ago when I was not yet anywhere near having a Tesla. I value everyone's perspective, and I understand that a number of Tesla nuts have clearly skewed members perspective on positive opinions of the brand being represented here. But do you think we could all water down our spiciness a little bit? Sometimes things are clear cut legs up from one brand (i.e. the Bolt's one pedal driving being the uncontestable best in class for a number of years), but others are subject to very subjective observation. There's lots to be learned from every manufacturer and for us all as users and "early-adopters" to share with each other without the immediacy of judgement I see thrown around on here far too regularly now.
So I'm apologetic if my comments were perceived as arrogant because they favor Tesla in an aspect of it's technology, but I do wish a number of people on here would also take a step back and look at how quickly they escalate a Tesla positive comment into "S*** U* Tesla fanboy".
I appreciate that and was thinking the same thing this weekend while at a fan event for the Minnesota Twins. Players etc., were interviewed and questions came up about the team's shortcomings and how they can improve this coming season.
The discussions were all from the perspective of Twins fans rooting for the team and wanting it to improve. We didn't have any White Sox fans in our midst, trash talking our team and wanting it to fail.
So I'm apologetic too, and think you are correct that we do have (or at least have had) a few on here who use rhetoric suggesting they are actually rooting for GM to fail. And all they want to do is remind us how "superior" their Teslas are. And that leads to people like myself perhaps becoming overly defensive at times.
So, I am going to try to take your comments from now on, as being from a fellow Bolt and GM fan. And you want GM to succeed in their EV transition. You are merely trying to offer helpful and constructive criticism.
And as for the spiciness, I initially created my name due to the fact that our first Bolt was a Cayenne
Orange EV. That's gone now, having been trade repurchased into a Bright Blue EUV. So perhaps at times, I am subconsciously trying to justify my name through my comments.