26 Oct '12, 10pm

Motor Trend suggests Tesla Model S may be most important new car since Ford Model T via @therealautoblog Go @elonmusk!

In some ways the Tesla S is very similar to the Ford Model T. Both vehicles are attributed qualities they simply never possessed. Tesla isn't cheap, Henry Ford didn't invent the automotive assembly line (Ransom Olds, Olds Motor Vehicle Company 1901, Peugeot 1907, Singer 1911 ) Henry Ford improved the conveyer belt system and began production of car on this improved system in 1913. Tesla is not more a pioneer than Nissan's Leaf or the more humble iMev. The Model T was important because it was a very simple, economical vehicle, that could be cheaply bought and easily repaired by rural America. Tesla is a very expensive, hi-tech vehicle, repairable by highly qualified technicians, and sold to a small and discerning elite. As Synthono pointed out, the correct comparison for the Tesla S, is the much underrated 1913 Cadillac. (curiously, the car that did the most to kill off ear...

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