Why Tesla Will Spark an Electric-Car Revolution

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On June 22, Tesla is set to launch the Model S sedan. Investors, car enthusiasts, and car-industry veterans alike are wondering whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk can deliver on his ambitious plans to transform the electric-vehicle market. In Isaac's opinion, the launch will have huge implications in the car industry overall. Today, consumers are gravitating to more fuel-efficient vehicles to avoid high gas prices, they're choosing to drive shorter distances on a daily basis, and they're interested in products that push the envelope in technological innovation. Tesla seems poised to deliver on all of these accounts -- could now be the time to buy shares?

One reason Tesla has caught the eye of many American is that the Model S will be fully designed, developed, and produced here in America. New technological advancements in manufacturing are enabling companies to bring products to market right here at home. If you haven't heard of the companies behind this manufacturing game-changer, read our special free report, "The Future Is Made in America." Some of the savviest technology executives have recognized the incredible potential in this field. To learn more, download our free report for a limited time.

Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Ford and General Motors. Isaac Pino has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Tesla Motors. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Ford, General Motors, and Tesla Motors . Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On June 09, 2012, at 4:45 PM, spawn44 wrote:

    Driving shorter distances. That's a reason why people will flock to the electric car dealership, Come on man, your kidding right. That's the main reason people WON'T BUY an electric car. I would also be very worried about the whole green CO2 save the earth thing collasping. Which it is doing right before our very eyes. That is one of the main reasons many people are buying these type of cars in the first place.

  • Report this Comment On June 11, 2012, at 10:19 AM, soflainvestor wrote:

    Unless you're in the one or two percent of American drivers who travel more than 300 miles (Telsa's range) regularly, concerns about "range anxiety" are overblown. Most people drive 30 miles per day or less and travel 300 miles once or twice a year.

    With an EV, you NEVER have to stop for gas, your car is "full" every morning, and you're paying about $8.00 rather than $50-60.00 for a "fill up," and your maintenance costs are about half or less of those for an ICE car. Those are the reasons people will buy EVs. CO2 concerns are way down on the list.

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