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View Diary: 2013 Car of the Year is an Electric Car! (206 comments)

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  •  It's great that Musk is using his dough to finance (0+ / 0-)

    technology advances in batteries, but the impact of a $50,000 vehicle that will go only 300 miles at the sedate speed of 55mph—try driving that on a Michigan freeway!—will be invisible for all but a tiny number of buyers. As the Tesla folks have indicated, the current models are really just transitional testbeds, and I bet it's going to be at least a decade and probably longer for their progress in batteries to have a measurable impact on the consumer side of the auto industry. It'll be interesting to watch.

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