It has been suggested to me that a topic called “Tesla” may be too specific. And that “Electric Vehicles” may have a better chance of survival as a Stack Exchange community. Thoughts?
Reasons I prefer “Tesla”:
Tesla, as a company, creates more products than just electric vehicles and is more than just a car manufacturer. They are more accurately an energy company, I think. (Solar roof / solar panels, powerwall for battery storage, proprietary supercharging network, free over the air updates, direct to consumer sales, not-for-profit oriented service, open-sourced patents, Tesla apps and Easter eggs, etc, are all uniquely “Tesla” topics due to the company’s massive vertical integration.)
Tesla’s first principles approach has set Tesla so far apart from all other attempts at EVs that it actually redefines the role of car manufacturers in the automobile industry in fundamental ways. This, to me, makes it a unique topic with a unique set of much broader questions than just "Electric Vehicles" would.
The media, etc, insist on always comparing every other EV to Tesla as “Tesla Killers” which creates a point of argument among fans. Keeping this kind of contention out of the topic will take vigilance. Especially if given the same stage?
UPDATE: A bit late, but I realize now that my question description here did not fully cover what I had wished to ask. In the subject I asked if a community called “Tesla” was likely to survive versus a seemingly broader topic like “Electric Vehicles”. What I was trying to get feedback on there was if there might be some reason why the proposal would be suddenly closed by the Area 51 community as many of the others have been. Whether due to rules violations, or other reasons that aren’t readily obvious to a first time proposal creator like myself.
That said, I continue to believe in the reasons that I stated above in favor of “Tesla” being a worthy community on its own. And, in some ways, a potentially bigger community than just “Electric Vehicles” would be.