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  • CNBC automobile industry reporter Phil LeBeau acknowledges unanswered questions on the ability of the Tesla Motors (TSLA -1.4%) Model S to ever be a mass market vehicles exist, but comes back from a test drive thoroughly impressed by the car and sees the possibility of it being a game changer. LeBeau on the Model S: "I am convinced that this car is proof a solely electric car can and ultimately will gain acceptance by American drivers."  [View news story]
    Confirmed my Tesla Model S build slot because Tesla has done an excellent job maintaining its design vision into the final production car (where Volt missed) and the quality-focused reviews have been excellent. But the final decision to buy was all about rubber on the road > the driving experience was the kicker with the regenerative feature, acceleration, cornering, etc. ... all top notch. This is not a mass market car for all conditions or buyers and I plan to keep our oil based car for flexibility and range. But Model S serves notice of a major vision change in the automotive industry, and delivers.
    Feb 20, 2013. 02:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors (TSLA +0.2%) is scheduled to report earnings sometime this month with a focus on where the automaker's margins stand and if its production levels are keeping up with previous estimates. CEO Elon Musk jumped into the twittersphere earlier today to rebut a Reuters obituary on the EV industry and should have plenty to say when Tesla reports.  [View news story]
    Good one Vico. I'm about to take delivery of my own Model S. Confirmed the purchase after the driving experience. TSLA has helped pay for it. My father worked on an electric car for several years in his garage in the 1970's (didn't make it more than a few miles out of the garage). I've always gravitated toward the risk takers, the start-ups, the visionaries who pioneer real change in the face of crowds of doubters. Better inspired than safe. Starting an electric auto manufacturing line in the U.S., in California, in the Bay Area? Against all odds...I'm in.
    Feb 8, 2013. 01:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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