So Ford announced earlier this week a massive investment/capital raising at 4.5 billion, for an electric car division and a competing service to car sharing... now @Logan and @wendell spoke about the possibility that in the future no one really owning a car but rather as a service provided....
this would be the first big step towards this, and the fact that a manufacturer is taking on this (even in it's initial/early stages) has massive implications and i think we might see some serious competetion in the next 5 years as they experiment with different models (pun not intended) .... this is very different from new companies engaging in this "car sharing" service, i think it is an initial move that will change once its market position is solidified, then we will see depending on how succesful it is other companies engage in similar attempts.
not at all, will revolutionize the industry, and Musk can only do so much, it is better that this is done by the mainstream as opposed to an eccentric/visionary who doesn't have the reputation/support of the sector/consumer behind them to the same extent as ford does.... Not saying i don't like it, but it's how it is.
i am saying that owning a car will become a yearly subscription rather than an outright cost, and whilst expensive initially, will decrease in price as normal economies of scale are applied to it.... decrease in costs/more competition/more users/more automation/etc/less costs. will start off as car sharing, but transition. sorry, i am being unintentional vague, just tired. damn star wars midnight premiere last night :( (and apparently i can't even get my syntax/spelling right -_-)
why buy a cheap ass car when you can have a top of the line anywhere in the country (or even international subscriptions?)? It also depends where in the world you are too, because 'cheap' cars are subjective/relative and as i was saying it would decline in cost over time. at the start it will only benefit some, but as it proghresses it will be beneficial to all.