22 Feb '13, 4pm

Read This: Forbes columnist says Tesla EVs are 'niche' vehicles, just like most cars

I appreciate ABG running a link to my piece. By way of background, I specifically wrote it (and a followup, with a third piece that has yet to run but I expect to have next week) in response to another Forbes writer's comment that: "Until the price of electric vehicles falls dramatically and there is a national network of charging stations as prevalent and easy to access as today’s gas stations, electric cars will be nothing more than niche vehicles." My knowledge of Tesla -- which many of you share -- made me take issue with the idea that a network of charging stations was relevant to how Tesla buyers would use their cars most of the time, so I set out to take a very straightforward look at that. In the second piece, I took a fairly sober analysis on what kind of long-range travel Teslas can already do as well. As Marcopolo notes in his comment, 20,000 vehicles is a produ...

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