Has Tesla Made a Big Breakthrough?

Tesla Motors has had plenty of news lately, but the next big story might be a very big one: CEO Elon Musk has been hinting that there's a way for Tesla's Model S sedan to be recharged very quickly -- and now, there's a demonstration of some kind set for next week.

Has Tesla really come up with a recharging breakthrough? In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at the latest upgrades to Tesla's Supercharger network, and explains why fast recharging would be a huge deal -- not just for Tesla and its profits, but for the idea of electric cars in general.

Tesla's plan to disrupt the global auto business has yielded spectacular results. But giant competitors are already moving to disrupt Tesla. Will the company be able to fend them off? The Motley Fool answers this question and more in our most in-depth Tesla research available. Get instant access by clicking here now.


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"Tesla's plan to disrupt the global auto business has yielded spectacular results."
What? Tesla's sales were down 15% in May while the rest of the industry saw substantial increases. Check your numbers, ace.

June 15 2013 at 8:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rosevear sounds a bit too much like a Musk fanboy in this piece. There's obviously a bit too much smoke and mirrors in Elon Musk's play on Tesla when you look at the actual business numbers behind each unit that rolls off of the assembly line. And why does Musk claim to be looking out for the consumer's best interest when he seeks an exclusive legal exception for Tesla, to the state laws prohibiting direct-from-manufacturer auto sales? It has also been reported that Tesla loses $30,000 on each unit and is only making money by selling pollution credits to the big automakers so that they can avoid complying with California's strict pollution regulations. Mileage between battery charge claims have also been greatly exaggerated according to both Tesla buyers and auto industry analysts, particularly in cold weather circumstances. No Tesla has ever been subjected to federal crash testing either. Musk is also apparently playing games with an unending cycle of paying off loans (federal & private) and borrowing/selling equity to make Tesla appear more robust than it is.

June 15 2013 at 8:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply