Submitted by dougarcher26 on July 16, 2013
As a Tesla owner, I love my vehicle and have read all the good and bad articles out there. Sure, there will always be haters (most are uneducated pro-oil authors though). It was disappointing to watch the stock tumble today, but I saw it coming. For the past year, Elon has done amazing things, and I hope he continues to do more with Tesla. I think he has turned a bit into a dreamer recently and gotten off track with the Hyperloop proposal. I seriously love the idea, but I don't think it's realistic at all. It would cost too much money to develop and build. I wish he would stay focused on what's at hand. The only thing Tesla needs to do is what it is doing: build exceptional vehicles, increase production, start exporting, develop another two or three models (Gen 3 for those who want the less expensive car), increase R&D, reduce production costs (got to get those batteries at a better price) and continue building a national/international EV infrastructure (service & battery re-charging/exchange). It appears they are doing just that…and doing it quite well for a 10 year old ‘startup’. I don't particularly see the battery swap idea really taking off, and hope Tesla just sticks to 20-minute faster supercharging. That is genius technology and want to see it expand.
Still hoping for the best for Tesla and hope it roars back in to huge levels in stock someday. I've been so impressed with my Model S, I will
always want to own the newest vehicle they produce.