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« on: November 13, 2012, 12:38:49 PM »


http://news.yahoo.com/tesla-electric...nvestment.html

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Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor, but Americans are still warming to the idea of driving an electric car.

The Model S beat finalists including luxury and family cars including the Ford C-Max Hybrid, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, BMW 3 Series, Lexus GS, Porche 911, Porche Boxster, and Subaru BRZ, according to the magazine.

Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, said the car was "truly a game changer" and the fastest American sedan tested.

Tesla Motors, based in Palo Alto, Calif. and founded in 2003, made headlines when it created the first all-electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. Tesla calls the Model S the "world's first premium electric sedan," and is priced at $49,900 to $97,900, based on battery options and upgrades.

Tesla Motors became "incredibly controversial" during the election season. During one of the presidential debates, Mitt Romney famously called Tesla and Solyndra "losers" that had received support from the federal government.

"People like to politicize these kinds of projects that receive federal funding," Loh said. "These kind of things don't get done unless these companies can be incentivized to reach boundaries, which is what Tesla has done."

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 01:31:42 PM »

Politically motivated.  More tax dollars spent on toys?  Guess the owner of Tesla is 'connected'?
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 02:17:27 PM »

None of those alternate energy companies including the battery powered car companies like Tesla could survive without govt handouts / subsidies.  Totally politically motivated for sure.
 
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 07:30:17 PM »

None of those alternate energy companies including the battery powered car companies like Tesla could survive without govt handouts / subsidies.  Totally politically motivated for sure.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 07:34:17 PM »

You can say that again. I hate those da*n things!

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