Disregard the retrofit petition
This petition had 195 supporters
This is the location of the problematic petition: https://www.change.org/p/tesla-motors-petition-to-force-tesla-to-come-up-with-a-retrofit-for-the-new-autopilot-features-for-existing-owners-who-were-early-supporters-of-the-company-product
The demanded retrofit will…
… rack up a significant cost increase for Tesla, owners and shareholders.
… cause misuse of scarce resources, which should be focused on achieving aggressive Tesla design, production and service targets.
… drastically slow down technological advances and reduce goodwill.
… push Tesla to start thinking and behaving like a conventional car manufacturer.
There are no grounds for this in the purchase agreement signed by the petitioners. They got what they paid for. Anything beyond that should be considered bonus.
Disregarding the ‘other’ petition will provide a clear signal that this kind of behavior is not what can and should be expected from early supporters. (It remains to be seen how many of those petitioners are actual early supporters/adopters as well.)
If individuals want to be ensured of utilizing/owning the latest: Let them consider leasing.
Supporting the contra petition will also provide a clear signal that there should be no preferential treatment for early supporters and/or shareholders.
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