26 Oct '12, 7pm

Motor Trend suggests Tesla Model S may be most important new car since Ford Model T

Great post, but I think that the importance of this car comes from "blue ocean" market disruption and execution, not really specific parts innovations. You nailed it with your last sentence; this car is incredibly important, because unlike Tucker, and all of those that have come before or since, it proves that you CAN start a new car company here, in the US, successfully, despite industry stagnation and resistance, and a very unfriendly environment for alternative energy development. Remember: this thing is a ground-up, from-scratch project. I remember the Hyundai Excel back in '86 when I was a lad... it disrupted the market because it was cheap and cheerful, but I also remember going to a dealership with my dad, and seeing that one of the cars was "off to the side"; one of the door handles was held on with Scotch tape because it had fallen off. (Unfortunately, my dad boug...

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