Source: Tesla Motors
quote: Also the LEAF is doing terribly, far from kicking the Model S in the rear
quote: somehow rationalizes the subsidies of other industries like oil, agriculture, big bankers etc.,
quote: On top of that, you have energy security and trade deficit considerations, where EVs are a huge win in today's demand limited global market.
quote: It's a lot harder to clean contaminated soil than C02 air pollution.
quote: They aren't a "win" for ANYONE until they actually become practical enough to replace ICE vehicles.
quote: Cars last for 15+ years and go through 3+ owners. I bought a BMW for $9k as a student because a well off guy paid $45k for it new
quote: That’s a lot of CO2 emissions saved! And how are things going in California? Well, today we registered our 3,000th Model S in the Golden State. That pretty much says it all!"
quote: There are studies that show a rough parity in environmental costs overall (for the life of the car). So buy the car for other reasons but not for environmental ones.
quote: But Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk is turning that luck around with predictions of being profitable in the first quarter and by vowing to pay off its $465 million government loan within five years.