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Tesla Motors Under Federal Investigation for Using Foreign Instead of U.S.-Made Parts

There are 7 comments on the Carscoop story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Tesla Motors Under Federal Investigation for Using Foreign Instead of U.S.-Made Parts. In it, Carscoop reports that:

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has had its ups and downs in recent months.

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#1 Dec 9, 2012
Just a bunch of Bull Sh1t flack ICE detractors try to manufacture because Tesla is proving them all WRONG!
car guy

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#2 Jan 13, 2013
All car companys use foreign companys to make parts in one way or another.Harley davidson is almost all foreign made and thats suppose to be american as apple pie.

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#3 Jan 14, 2013
My point exactly!

There is NOT one American car manufacturer that doesn't employ some degree of foreign technology in one form or another, be it electrical or mechanical, with many of their vehicle production line being actually assembled/manufactured in foreign countries and then shipped to America, yet they want to throw mud at Tesla...?!

Puhleeze!
scientist

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 16, 2013
just an allusion wrote:
My point exactly!
There is NOT one American car manufacturer that doesn't employ some degree of foreign technology in one form or another, be it electrical or mechanical, with many of their vehicle production line being actually assembled/manufactured in foreign countries and then shipped to America, yet they want to throw mud at Tesla...?!
Puhleeze!
Tesla is installing charging stations across the U S and when they are all in place they are gonna mass produce tesla's and take over the auto market.I wonder if the big auto makers are gonna get caught with their pants down again like the small car boom.Its long over do to get off oil all together.When gas is hovering around 4 smackers a gallon it should be a wake up call to get off that crap for good.

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#5 Jan 16, 2013
scientist wrote:
<quoted text> Tesla is installing charging stations across the U S and when they are all in place they are gonna mass produce tesla's and take over the auto market.I wonder if the big auto makers are gonna get caught with their pants down again like the small car boom.Its long over do to get off oil all together.When gas is hovering around 4 smackers a gallon it should be a wake up call to get off that crap for good.
Yes, they are currently installing their charging infrastructure from coast-to-coast and, coupled with ramping up production of a new model they've recently introduced to their lineup, the Falcon-winged, all-wheel-drive "Model X":

http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx

I also understand that they've a compact, entry-level model that they're working on as well with plans of mass production once they settle on the body style.

Oh yeah...Did you know that they were voted Motor Trend and Automobile's 2013 Car of the Year?!

I'm not certain of the intent of the "big automakers", though GM does have the Volt and Ford has their hybrid, so we'll see, though I am aware of just how ludicrous it is to continue investing literally BILLIONS of dollars into a technology that is solely dependent upon a finite, exhaustible resource ('oil').
scientist

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 17, 2013
just an allusion wrote:
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Yes, they are currently installing their charging infrastructure from coast-to-coast and, coupled with ramping up production of a new model they've recently introduced to their lineup, the Falcon-winged, all-wheel-drive "Model X":
http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx
I also understand that they've a compact, entry-level model that they're working on as well with plans of mass production once they settle on the body style.
Oh yeah...Did you know that they were voted Motor Trend and Automobile's 2013 Car of the Year?!
I'm not certain of the intent of the "big automakers", though GM does have the Volt and Ford has their hybrid, so we'll see, though I am aware of just how ludicrous it is to continue investing literally BILLIONS of dollars into a technology that is solely dependent upon a finite, exhaustible resource ('oil').
Its rather sad we are suppose to live in the freest country in the world yet big oil companys control it all the way to the top.

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#7 Jan 17, 2013
scientist wrote:
<quoted text> Its rather sad we are suppose to live in the freest country in the world yet big oil companys control it all the way to the top.
Power paradigms shift all the time, sometimes based on the emergence and implementation of new technologies that serve to surpass the conventional standards in efficiency, cross-market applicability, environmental friendliness and, of particular relevance, inexhaustibility due to their inherent renewability.

In light of these readily observable, irrefutable facts, I feel that the infamously named "Big Oil" companies are beating the metaphorical dead horse, albeit, much to their misfortune.

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