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Bad news for Tesla. First, one of the 20,000+ Model S's that have been sold so far ran over a piece of metal in the road causing a fire, now another one has suffered a flat tire causing a drastic drop in the price of TSLA stock, ironically during the same week as the totally unrelated Government shutdown.
The Tesla Model S, CEO Elon Musk's vision of what we should all be driving, seems fundamentally flawed. It goes only 260 miles on a charge, takes a very long 40 minutes to completely charge up at one of the Superchargers that Tesla is installing across the nation (although it should be noted that there is no charge for the charge), puts auto repair and Jiffy Lubes out of business because it uses no oil of any kind, and takes only 4.2 seconds to go 0-60mph. Clearly too fast for the average driver of a Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla.
I guess electric cars aren't all they are cracked up to be.
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