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ABC's Nightline asks if Tesla is the Car of the Future.

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  1. doug

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    Betty Liu, better known for her role as a host and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television, spoke with Elon Musk about the Model S and Tesla's fight against the auto dealerships. The segment also includes some comments from Bill Wolters, the president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, who perhaps comes off as just a tad smarmy.

    Watch the video below and be sure to leave us your comments.
    Source: Nightline
     
  2. Benz

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    Elon Musk: "If you have the support of the people, you will prevail". And that's just the way it is and should be.
     
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    I say Tesla is unstoppable. Ultimately, the people will prevail. The car rocks economically, ecologically, technologically, and philosophically. I am rooting for Elon.
     
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    Thanks for posting this.

    My favorite part is when Elon Musk stops at a traditional car dealership and his handlers yank him out of the store. It doesn't get any better than that!
     
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    I wish Elon would point out that if the dealers really believe they are superior, they should welcome the competition and try to beat Tesla in the marketplace.
     
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    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Elon Musk is more "American" than most Americans. His belief in democracy and the spirit of innovation, that America claims to represent, is so pure and untainted. I hope his sour experiences with legislators and special interests (like the dealer's association) don't change him.
     
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    Unfocused piece that does a bad job explaining what is great about the car or why Tesla has good odds of surviving.
     
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    As of 08Oct2013, the above video link no longer works, however it's available here:

    ABC News Nightline "Tesla: Car of the Future?" (starts at 8:22):

    http://abcnews.go.com/watch/nightline/SH5584743/VDKA0_7qnr3yzq/nightline-0821-did-syria-use-chemical-weapons-on-its-people

    Great content and Elon quotes, and shows automobile dealers for the "We're Entitled To Money For Doing What You're Already Doing" rent-seekers they are.

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    Bill Wolters, the president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, who perhaps comes off as just a tad smarmy."

    Yes, like Hitler perhaps comes off as just a tad miffed at Jews. Google smarmy and it will auto-fill "Bill Wolters."
     
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