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Though Tesla's (TSLA) Modex X crossover received lukewarm reviews last week, Jim Motavalli is a...

Though Tesla's (TSLA) Modex X crossover received lukewarm reviews last week, Jim Motavalli is a believer. He notes the Model X's range and charging times are far superior to many rival electric cars, and that its performance and cargo space also impress. Motavalli adds Tesla is also working on a "compact electric" that might sell in the $30K-$40K range.
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  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    http://bit.ly/w8QlfC
    13 Feb 2012, 05:54 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    1980

     

    Hide that article. It may be right but it's not politically correct. Besides all our electricity will be generated by wind and solar power in just another year or so...or so...or so...
    13 Feb 2012, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • vboring
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    At the upper end of that price range, you can get a Porsche Panamera.

     

    Or for a more direct price competition, a wide variety of European crossovers exist that can be bought with diesel or hybrid engines that probably won't catch on fire for no reason or lose 25% of their range in 5 years.

     

    And gullwing doors? There is no better way to say "I'm trying too hard" than gullwing doors.
    13 Feb 2012, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    The vehicle is not supposed to be an SUV or crossover, but a stylish, luxury ,sport sedan,

     

    The vehicles you reference are not comparable, nor in it's market segment.
    13 Feb 2012, 06:04 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    "a "compact electric" that might sell in the $30K-$40K range"

     

    A direct competitor to the Volt. Imagine how much market share it would steal from a car selling less than 1k/mth. Gee I can buy a Ford Focus which would kick the ass of one of these cars for about half that price.

     

    This whole industry is just one big joke - worse product, inferior driving experience, uncertain resale, no mechanics, parts?, current battery technology is a deadend, etc.

     

    Basically solves no problem at any level of economic value plus it needs corporate welfare from the taxpayer to even get it this far.

     

    This is what happens when enviro wackos control the economic agenda.
    13 Feb 2012, 06:43 PM Reply Like
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