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Is Tesla Motors Inc's Electric Car Truly Disruptive? (Motley Fool)

Discussion in 'News' started by jvonbokel, May 10, 2015.

  1. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    The crux of the article is that Clayton Christensen has said Tesla is more of a "sustaining innovation" rather than a "disruptive innovation", but then, he said the same thing about the iPhone, apparently. The article doesn't necessarily agree with him though, in fact it presents a counter-argument from a stock analyst.

    Every time somebody says something like this, I wonder to myself whether they've actually driven one? Yes, it's up against high-end cars, but that's what's amazing about it. Nobody expected an EV to compete in that segment of the market, because the prevailing perception of EVs was that of a slow boring car, something like a golf cart.

    Is Tesla Motors Inc.'s Electric Car Truly Disruptive?
     
  2. scottm

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    Electric golf carts. Ya, real disruptor there.

    Even VW has an electric Golf.
     
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    Krugerrand Active Member

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    Hey, those golfers are a competitive lot!
     
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    They don't call it the Motley Fool for nothing.
     
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    To be fair, we won't really know for sure except in retrospect. My suspicion is that yes, it will be disruptive... but of course I could be wrong.
     

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