27 Aug '13, 12pm

Tesla: As Disruptive To U.S. Car Market As Toyota, Nissan Were?

By John Voelcker 135 views Aug 27, 2013 Follow John Add to circle 2013 Tesla Model S Enlarge Photo In its decade of existence, electric-car startup Tesla has accomplished many things the auto industry didn't think it could do. But could Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] be as disruptive to the existing industry as were Toyota and Nissan, the two largest Japanese car importers during the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties? That's the premise of Adam Jonas, who leads auto-industry research at Morgan Stanley. His quote ends an article in The New York Times last Friday. That column, by noted financial author James Stewart, looked at Tesla's opportunities and challenges from the point of view of a potential buyer. "There’s been a seismic change," Jonas says. "The auto industry hasn’t seen anything this disruptive since the dawn of the Japanese manufacturers.” And the disruption Jonas cite...

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