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    the folks looking to spend that kind of money on a car are also concerned about the environment.  I think that it is likely that a similar percentage of those who can afford it are interested in environmental concerns as those who cannot afford it.  This puts more pressure on and makes it more difficult to establish an EV market.  There will be a limit to how far the market will take it unless you lower the price to reach the other environmentally conscientious folks.  I think companies like Tesla understand that.  Otherwise the S would have a cost closer to the Roadster.  I think thecost will come down in time.  Or more likely they will bring out a new modl that falls in the $30-40K range.

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:29:18 AM PST

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      and it is I believe slated to hit the market this year.  Supposedly after that they'll roll out 2 new models a year and they will be more affordable.  The plan was always to roll out the higher priced cars to make some money which could be used to build more affordable ones.  This is completely new technology in many ways.  Tesla built the Model S from scratch.  So it's understandable that they would want to recoup some of their costs.  I think in 5 years or so the technology will be so far advanced from today and the market will have grown so much that by then the new EV cars rolling out will blow the Model S away in terms of range, price and enjoyment.  But still this is an exciting step in that direction and I whole heartily applaud Elon Musk for taking that step despite the naysayers.

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      by DisNoir36 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:38:28 AM PST

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