The formula has been painful for Tesla shareholders: Three fires plus one federal investigation has equaled a 40% drop in the stock price. In this segment of "Motor Money", analysts John Rosevear and Rex Moore take a closer look at the company's recent struggles, and at how General Motors' infamous Chevy Volt fire played into investor psychology. The team also discusses CEO Elon Musk's proposed solutions.

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The final nail inTesla's coffin will be the Fuel Cell electric vehicle (FCEV). The required H2 to fuel the Fuel Cell is not a drawback or obstacle but a wonderful opportunity for a new technology. Like the first gasoliine stations, this is an opportunity for creative thinking. Business of all types can have H2 pumps on their premise whithout the cost of a conventional gasoline station. And most of the various H2 systems can have little impact on the grid, not like Tesla's super chargers.

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