Submitted by zero2hide on 29. April 2013
As someone who understands electricity and its ability to be created, harnessed and transmitted, the electric car has always fascinated me. My Tesla stock doubled today which reinforced that a modern, forward thinking industrialist - the unstoppable Elon Musk - has exceeded all expectations. And there will be some technical hiccups and PR missteps along the way, but he chose not to go the tepid "halfway" route like Toyota's Prius.
I used to get shredded in graduate school for questioning Toyota's misstep in not going straight to a full BEV, and I hope that Toyota execs are quietly wondering if they missed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide the planet the real deal that Elon nurtured and accomplished. Sure, the Prius has saved millions of gallons of gas and got people kinda sorta used to the electric car concept, but IMHO as one of the world's premier auto manufacturers they should have cut the umbilical cord and deleted the gasoline engine from the design.
I look forward to the very bright future of Tesla and have the utmost respect for its team of outstanding engineers, owners and believers in the "Full Monty": Tesla Model S and X.