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"joe" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Motors#History_and_financing

also, If Tesla sells 100k cars between now and 2015 that's another 750Million in Fed Tax subsidies. (not counting the State sales taxes waived, or the zero gas tax collected)

So the point still stands - The Tesla is a heavily subsidized car.

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Primary Lithium batteries are very different than Lithium Ion, according to the article

More evidence of your selective cognitive function
Like I said earlier, I have to give you some nit to pick. ...just to see if you're paying attention.

IOW, the larger points still stand.

- The Tesla is a heavily subsidized car.

- The Tesla uses very expensive (limited resource) batteries.

- The energy density of battery tech is no where near that of hydrocarbons.
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