A Deeper Dive Into Tesla's Troubles

The formula has been painful for Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) shareholders: Three fires plus one federal investigation has equaled a 40% drop in the stock price. In this segment of "Motor Money", analysts John Rosevear and Rex Moore take a closer look at the company's recent struggles, and at how General Motors' (NYSE: GM  ) infamous Chevy Volt fire played into investor psychology. The team also discusses CEO Elon Musk's proposed solutions.

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  • Report this Comment On November 22, 2013, at 12:42 PM, john2000young wrote:
  • Report this Comment On November 22, 2013, at 3:40 PM, GeoffSowash wrote:

    I've seen several people, among them Elon Musk, noting that there are thousands of fires every year involving gasoline powered vehicles, many resulting in injuries and fatalities. Statistically, the three Tesla fires, none involving any injury, hold up very well.

    It's seems important also to me to note the different nature of the fires in gasoline or battery fueled vehicles. No flammable vapor cloud, spreading very quickly and becoming explosive, results from a breach of the fuel source in a Tesla as it does in a gasoline fueled vehicle (yes, there is hydrogen gas generated by lithium in moist air, but the amounts are pretty small at first). The Tesla lithium fires seem pretty intense on the video clips of the three fires, but it's important to note that these fires start relatively slowly, and that the occupants had plenty of time for a leisurely exit from the vehicle before the fires built to the intensity shown in the clips

  • Report this Comment On November 22, 2013, at 4:05 PM, johnestromjr wrote:

    The gasoline-powered auto industry would like to destroy Tesla if they could. They can't compete in the electric powered cars so they don't want them. And they're also trying to undermine Tesla's marketing since they all sell through dealers and Tesla doesn't.

    Wow, I just Googled "gasoline-powered car fires" including several iterations and ALL I get are fires in the Teslas.

    Someone has managed to "convince" Google to NOT allow ANY gasoline-powered car statistics. I never did trust Google so here's proof they're not to be trusted. In any case, each year gas powered cars have thousands of fires yet rarely do we hear about them - they're that common. I think the last year I could find was 2011 and over 160,000 cars caught fire. Try to so a Google search for fires in gas powered cars. Good luck -you'll need it.

  • Report this Comment On November 22, 2013, at 4:43 PM, AceInMySleeve wrote:

    Fires aren't a problem for Tesla. Tesla WISHES it had fire problems. Batteries are an unimpressive store of energy.

  • Report this Comment On November 22, 2013, at 11:17 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    JR video, no transcript. ergo I don't bother.... seemingly neither does anyone else. You write too well to let this be your epitaph. Get a clue....

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 9:57 AM, drax7 wrote:

    Rosevear will never get rich on a stock, with the analysis paralysis mentality , he gets lost.

    Bad thory leafs to bad practice.

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