Tesla Motors' Dirty Little Secret Is a Major Problem

Jan 19, 2014 Full story: The Motley Fool

Energy independence, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, lower fuel costs: All of these promises are factors behind the rise in electric vehicles' popularity.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 19, 2014
Say what: "the Model S is a nice car -- it should be for what you pay for it -- but the future of green technology? Not without a major overhaul of its battery. Further, if you're looking for an environmentally friendly car, greenercars.org , part of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, lists Toyota Motor's (NYSE: TM ) Prius C as the Greenest Vehicle of 2013. It's closely followed by Honda Motor's (NYSE: HMC ) Fit, and Volkswagen's (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY ) Jetta Hybrid. Consequently, if you're looking for your next truly green auto stock, you may want to steer clear of Tesla Motors. Or, if you're just looking for an environmentally friendly ride, I'd take a closer look at the above three vehicles."

Fair enough?
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 19, 2014
It is a very safe car and a popular toy with the rich who normally promote conspicuous consumption to bolster their egos.

The real story will be battery technology. The EV will become the standard as soon as the right battery is found. And the way they are working on it, that should be within ten years at the outside.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#3 Jan 27, 2014
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guzman/2...

Conservatives(& Motley is stingy) never worried about ore & materials extraction from the planet Earth & their related problems....... till now.
Even when strategic military defense materials came from foreign countries (even enemies?), conservatives plowed(literally) ahead.

But now, when an EV is shaking the oil & energy apple tree, touched toxic AGW deniers start getting fussy & fuzzy.

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