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SoulMate2012

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:53:51 PM

As high-tech and eco-friendly as electric cars may be, they're not an easy sell to consumers. Not only are they expensive -- considerably more expensive than comparably equipped gas-powered vehicles -- but shoppers also worry about battery range and about the time those batteries need for recharging.

According to our colleagues at Green Car Reports, Tesla CEO and entrepreneurial wunderkind Elon Musk is planning to address one of those concerns in a major way. And it could give the entire electric car industry a much-needed...

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lostsoul
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 4:04:12 PM

didn't become a billionaire by making bad decisions!!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:05:48 AM

more like blowing smoke
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:10:45 AM

No to mention the risk of the batteries catching fire!
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leeac
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:03:19 AM

EVs are here to stay.
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batloverNM
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:28:27 AM

Go electric!
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yankeeriffraff
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:09:27 AM

Go Elon
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:08:55 AM

Hopefully.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:57:32 AM

We can only hope so..
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:23:16 AM

No doubt-hope
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drz614
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:06:45 AM

hope so
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dfd1983
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:45:18 PM

hmm
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fuzzyscout
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:40:34 PM

Gee whiz, sounds like a great idea. Maybe the federal government could subsidize it to the tune of a few billion dollars.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:30:34 PM

No. Next question.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:19:56 PM

big whoop, more tax dollars and taxbreaks for the rich, doesnt help the masses in any way
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:18:06 PM

Let them come strong
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:09:33 PM

Musk also knows that the major automakers cannot move fast enough to be a threat to Tesla.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:04:06 PM

that would be great if he can achieve that
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:23:41 PM

Oh something blows.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:15:35 PM

LOL, rest assured folks, Musk smells green (as in more money) on this front.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:01:59 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:48:35 PM

Not a fan
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Janr85
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:45:30 PM

He's looking at the bigger picture. Expand the electric car industry and Telsa (and others) will benefit. Hold on to the technology for yourself and see what happens - ie. Sony Betamax & Blueray.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:40:09 PM

Sounds like a plan.
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tim1999
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:06:07 PM

Makes sense.
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:31:14 PM

Interesting thought, it just depends upon how one interprets it.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:17:31 PM

There is something about that "building the cost of charging into the price of the vehicle" statement that I am not sure I like

[Edited by: Marino5 at 6/14/2014 8:19:08 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:03:12 PM

one can only wish
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