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Tesla: Fires, Frustration and the of the Electric Car

By Ben Levisohn

Tesla ) has been under fire the past month as the car of the future has morphed into the next .

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OK, maybe it s not that But Tesla s stock has lost of its value during the past and the attention has gotten so bad that founder Elon Musk to the web to defend his electric cars your standard gasoline-powered and the media:

In order to get to that end big leaps in technology are required, naturally invites a high of scrutiny. That is fair, as new should be held to a higher than what has come However, there should be some reasonable limit to how such a standard should be, and we that this has been exceeded in recent media

Since the Model S went production last year, have been more a quarter million gasoline car in the United States alone, in over 400 deaths and approximately serious injuries (extrapolating 2012 data ). However, the three S fires. which only after very high-speed and caused no serious injuries or received more national than all 250,000+ gasoline combined. The media coverage of S fires vs. gasoline car fires is by several orders of magnitude, the latter actually being far deadly.

In fact, Musk is so confident in his that he added fire to Tesla s warranty  and asked the Highway Traffic Safety to investigate.

Which it will , as the Street Journal reports the agency is on the case :

The agency s was prompted by recent incidents in state and Tennessee that in battery fires due to undercarriage with roadway debris, the said in a statement.

Over a five-week period, two S sedans burned to the ground hitting large pieces of on the highway. Neither driver was

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JPMorgan Cazenove s Jose and team consider the state of the market. They write:

The car traditionally has some of the highest to entry of any industry, including fixed and investment costs, regulation, and large efficiencies of With extensive Government being introduced for EVs, a window of opportunity has emerged for end niche OEMs to enter the Tesla is the prime example of with more lower end such as Th!nk Global and still struggling .

Overall, we conclude that the number of buyers currently in the means the sector is still competitive and therefore not especially The market will likely so until technological development the product offering appealing and enough to attract a viable market. Currently, the market are the ones who have been to best differentiate their Tesla has done so through batteries allowing for greater a higher price point compensates for lack of scale, and its own charge point network allows for long distance travel for the first time.

Other promising market include the BYD e6, Renault Zoe, and GM EV.


Shares of Tesla have 4% to 126.50 at 9:52 a.m. Motors (GM ) has ticked up 0.2% to Ford Motor (F ) has ticked 0.1% to $16.97 and Toyota (TM ) has dropped 0.7% to $126.62.

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