Submitted by Curt Renz on Sat, 2013-07-20 11:44
Tesla Motors is essentially limiting its market to dwellers of single family homes. They can recharge electric cars overnight in their own garages. Many of us who reside in multiple unit buildings must park in public garages. I’m one of them. I could buy several Model S’s with my profits in TSLA shares. I’d love to own one, but cannot because our municipal garage does not have outlets for recharging.
Elon Musk was asked about this at the shareholders meeting. He seemed lost for an answer. I’ve been lobbying my town’s officials, but they want to see more demand. Of course that’s a chicken and egg problem: which comes first, electric cars or recharging outlets? I really hope that Tesla Motors gets working with the owners of public garages to speed up the implementation of recharging outlets.
Are you in a similar situation as me? If so, what do you plan to do about it in your town?