I completely agree. I think sometimes there's a default to a presumption that we're screwed because of an industry standard or even a government mandate on a standard; but the idea that an EV connector won't change in two decades is kind of absurd. It'll change. It'll improve. It'll suck for earlier EV adopters but there'll be adapters (#donglelife comes to cars!) and perhaps even port modernization upgrades. Twenty years ago, we didn't have Tesla. We didn't have the iPhone. Most people didn't even have broadband internet. It's easy to forget that even 3-4 years is a lifetime in electronics development. In 20 years time, we might not even have charging ports - someone might have cracked and standardized universal EV batteries allowing for swapping stations. Or wireless or inductive charging may be common place. Or our alien overlords could be powering the driverless transports they ship us to our assigned mining colonies with actual unicorn juice.my money is on the fact that CCS plug will change in some way over the next 20 years.
I think Twitter might be the tipping point. It might not be tomorrow, or even within a year - especially with the complexities of SpaceX being private, and him holding so much voting stock in Tesla due their complex supermajority voting rules - until he's ousted. But for the long term success and health of any organization, that man should not be in charge.I tend to think this as well for many of the reasons posted above, but I think that there is another point that should be made: it's been clear for some time now that Elon is a toxic CEO and is entirely happy running equally toxic workplaces (multiple discrimination lawsuits at Tesla & SpaceX, his current behaviour at Twitter, etc) but until recently there hasn't been a lot of competition for his engineers (both hardware and software). I wouldn't be at all surprised if Tesla starts losing all sorts of valuable staff to the larger automakers as the market for personnel experienced in EV development gets more and more competitive. This "brain drain" could be just as damaging to Tesla as all the other forms of competition mentioned above.