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Looking to buy an EV? Tesla has got you covered.

Tesla's competitors have a long way to go to catch up to Elon Musk's success. It's supposed to be a huge advantage to non-Tesla car companies that they're switching to Tesla's charging tech. But experts in the automotive industry say it might be just one example of why car shoppers should hold off on buying an electric vehicle other than a Tesla — at least for the next two years. Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of owning a Tesla and the future of the EV market.

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    HOW TESLA BECAME THE TOP-SELLING EV IN THE MARKET

    The automaker has been navigating a unique supply-and-demand issue and responding to it with a series of price cuts to its popular models. In addition to price reductions, Tesla has been dangling special offers like free charging for new customers.

    Don't buy any electric car but a Tesla right now

    Don't buy any electric car but a Tesla right now

    Several car companies say their electric vehicles will be built with the Tesla charging standard starting in 2025. It begs the question: Why wouldn't a non-Tesla EV shopper delay their purchase until then?

    THE PROS OF OWNING A TESLA

    When Tesla began building cars, it introduced all sorts of unique design features and minimalist aspects to the vehicle that other automakers have since raced to emulate.

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A TESLA

    It's sometimes not easy being an early adopter — especially when it comes to electric cars. From adapting to range anxiety to higher insurance rates, here are some of the issues Tesla owners say they've faced when they went electric.

    TESLA’S SUPERCHARGER EMPIRE

    Tesla has the largest fast-charging network in North America, with about 20,000 Superchargers. Providing more drivers with access to Tesla's vast and reliable Supercharger network may be enough to sway some EV-curious shoppers.

    TESLA MODELS TO CONSIDER

    For a potential buyer considering a Tesla, know that the automaker has four main models available to purchase: the Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y.

    THE COMPETITION IS GAINING MOMENTUM

    Elon Musk's Tesla has been untouchable in the US electric-car market for years. But plenty of major car companies are trying their hardest to challenge the electric-vehicle maker at its own game.

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