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(Reuters)   Consumer Reports rates the Tesla Model S a 99/100, tied for the highest score they've ever given. Hey, gas companies, can you see the signs?   (reuters.com) divider line 8
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2013-05-09 12:01:01 PM  
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R.A.Danny: If you can afford an $80,000 second car I'm very happy for you. Or if your needs make the relatively short range feasible.



The average American commuter spent (in 2011) about 50 minutes on the road. Even if you combine that with around-town errands and/or schlepping the kids to and fro most people's driving needs could be easily met by this car, or it's cheaper brethren in the near future.

I see the typical 2-car family of 2020 having one all-electric and one hybrid.*


*Barring GOP presidencies, asteroid strike, zombie apocalypse, or other horrific disasters.
2013-05-10 03:38:19 PM  
1 votes:

Mean Daddy: Another gubmint sponsored green technology bankruptcy in 5,4,3,2,1... but,but this time it's different.  Consumer Reports said so.


Go short some Tesla stock.
2013-05-09 05:18:13 PM  
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NightOwl2255: If all you care about is the bottom line. You still would have to stop more time. Those stops take longer. And you have to find the places to stop that you can charge it. And BTW, are your charges free? How many of these free charging stations are there and who's paying for them?


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2013-05-09 03:05:04 PM  
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Hollie Maea: tricycleracer: Don't lie.  You know you commute 200+ miles across open desert each way to your job as a ranch hand and, when you arrive, have to haul a 12,000 lb. trailer up a 7% grade several miles.

You know, just like most Americans.

Have you ever noticed that (if you believe pickup truck ads) every body of water big enough to drive a big old boat around in is always at the top of a huge mountain?


I know when I load up the wife and our 5 kids and 3 dogs, I always take the boat up to  Lake Titicaca.  I bet you shove in at sea level like some sort of rube.
2013-05-09 01:00:05 PM  
1 votes:
BTW, subby, nice job on the headline. I can't believe I'm the 104th poster, and nobody's given you this:

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2013-05-09 12:43:36 PM  
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NightOwl2255: So, you leave the left coast on a trip across the country. You'll get a little over 100 miles before you need to recharge. Since there is nowhere to recharge, your trip is basically over. But on the upside, you only paid $100k.


So let me get this straight, you paid 100K for a car and can't afford to buy airline tickets to get across the country?
2013-05-09 11:50:31 AM  
1 votes:

AntonChigger: Jesus man, you are trying WAAAY too hard to get people to hate Tesla. What's your deal man?


Elon Musk touched him in a bad place when he was a child.
2013-05-09 11:32:10 AM  
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Even if you can "fill-up" at a supercharger station, who has an entire hour to refuel? I can fuel up my vehicle in 5 minutes and be back on the road. It's always seemed to me that the way to make the EV feasible is to have battery swap out stations. Pull in with a nearly depleted battery and the station attendant swaps it out for a fresh one in under 10 minutes.  The station recharges the used batteries for later swaps.
 
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