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Ray, after seven years of driving Teslas on road trips, I can tell you that the myriad problems you think exist are strictly in your imagination. Yes, if you buy a hybrid with no battery range or some random piece of junk EV that has no reliable charging network then it's easy to encounter problems. Same as if you buy a beater ICE vehicle and it breaks down on the highway.

With a Tesla, you don't have to think about fueling stops much at all. The car tells you what destinations are reachable and where and how long to charge if you need to. And since it (mostly) drives itself in stop and go traffic and construction zones and long open stretches of highway, you spend your most tiring driving time just monitoring the car and arrive much more relaxed.

The problems you describe are in your head. And the TCO is already comparable to ICE vehicles (and even better if you qualify for incentives) and is dropping every year. So what you get is an amazingly better, safer, more pleasant car. And you never need to visit a gas station again.

But what does this have to do with tax management? Me, I made so much money on short-term TSLA trades in 2020 that I paid more in taxes than I ever earned in a decade when I was a working programmer. I failed utterly to manage my taxes well, and I couldn't be more pleased. It's better to make $10M and pay $5M in taxes than to make $150K and pay $10K, or to make $200K and pay nothing.

(experience more, fear less)
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