quote: The total ecological cost from production through scrap of a Tesla is higher than for most LEVs
quote: Most LEVs don't compete with 15-20 MPG luxury sedans.
quote: A lot thought that Tesla wouldn't make it, but here we are and they are doing just fine. AND to get started they needed a loan from you and me (govt loan). And the Roadster cost over $100,000.
quote: It's right up there with the CEO of Coke saying Pepsi doesn't taste as good...
quote: they still didn't sell more than a handful.
quote: Batteries are going to leave fuel cells in their dust, and have fundamentally higher efficiency as well.
quote: Starts and stops and uphill climbs have much more to do with mass than aerodynamics.
quote: Toyota has been pretty savvy in the past about these things, and they are waiting on future battery breakthroughs because
quote: the current battery tech is simply not good enough. It's not a matter of engineering. It's a matter of science.
quote: I can certainly tell you that the range anxiety for a Leaf is very high here in the mountains of East Tennessee.