The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discusses topics from across the investing world.
In today's edition, Isaac talks Tesla before the launch of the much-hyped Model S sedan. With a price tag of over $50,000, the Model S is often recognized as an upscale, niche vehicle in an industry that lacks the necessary electrical infrastructure. However, look for Tesla to use the introduction of the Model S, which is still half the price of the Roadster, as a launch pad into the mass market. Investors and consumers alike might be skeptical, but is it all-too-difficult to remember the sticker shock we were confronted with when Apple launched the iPhone? Nowadays the iPhone is a necessary -- and surprisingly affordable -- instrument in our everyday lives. Could Tesla blaze a similar trail in the auto industry? Click on the video below for further analysis.
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