Is Obama's Failed Spending Plan a Boon for Tesla Motors?

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  • Report this Comment On April 10, 2013, at 8:40 PM, nonqual wrote:

    What a shill! The Daimler and Toyota vehicles are compliance cars, solely the result of elitist fools mandating "zero emission" penalties.

    Zero tailpipe emission is a cruel deception of those who truly want to be conservationists, rather than those who just want to project the appearance thereof. The wasted energy and nasty pollution is disguised because it occurs overseas in the extraction and refining of the elements and compounds necessary to produce EVs. No worries, the nasties occur in locales with populaces of darker skin pigmentation rather than where the 1% enjoy their toyz subsidized by the ever shrinking middle class.

    Tesla will be profitable not because they can sell the vehicles for more than it costs to make them, but because of the sale of regulatory credits and buyers who are selfish enough to disregard the effect of their $7,500 credit on the burden of future American generations

  • Report this Comment On April 11, 2013, at 12:04 AM, birdandi wrote:

    I would not invest a nickle in electric cars at this point. It's way too early to even start down this road. Battery power will not get the job done. Someone will come up with a small power generator that will be the ticket. Save your money.

  • Report this Comment On April 12, 2013, at 10:06 AM, Rocketmaker10000 wrote:

    EVs are the future but let the private sector and private investment handle it. Big government investing in businesses rarely is successful. Obama has enough red ink on these invests as is and I won't reiterate them here. Regarding Tesla, they are an excellent company and despite negative main stream media stories bashing EVs and Tesla specifically (Topgear) they are growing at a steady pace! I love EVs since there is nothing more convenient than filling up in your garage at night while you sleep. Every morning my tank is full!

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