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      12-31-2012, 04:32 PM   #102
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Originally Posted by son_of_siggy View Post
Yeah, what kind of company offers pre-paid maintenance packages?!

The Tesla supercharger will recharge 150 miles in 30 minutes, or the equivalent of 300 miles in one hour.

http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger

I'm not saying your arguments are invalid, I'm saying that with time, they will become less of a concern. You also have to remember that when Henry Ford was selling cars, people also raised similar concerns, as the cars didn't actually go very far, and refueling stations were no where near as prevalent as they are today. People weren't going cross-country by car at that point. Ford was not selling a viable alternative for horse and train travel at that point. He was designing with the future in mind though.

Again, I'm not saying your concerns aren't valid ones, I'm just saying that people said the same thing about ICE, and eventually the technology and infrastructure caught up.

Well actu actually gasoline was sold in drugstores at the time. Also, gosoline has basically has the same energy density for the past hundred years or so. The machinery has become more efficient not the fuel. The point is can Tesla hang around long enough to let the tech catch up and get cheaper.