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Tesla Motors has plans in the United Arab Emirates

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    Tesla’s tantalising plans
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    http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090124/MOTORING/63304188/-1/ART


     
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    I wonder if those guys have anything to do with the Masdar Initiative (yes, I know it sounds like the Dharma initiative).

     
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    Well, wouldn't that be ironic if oil money ends up making the difference.
     
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    Some of those countries that have gotten wealthy off of oil are investing in the future quite heavily, bringing in universities, for example. I don't think that it takes a genius to figure out that an economy financed with heavy oil income won't be self-sustaining when that oil dries up in a few years.

    It's always a good idea to figure out how to obsolete yourself before somebody else does.
     
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    There was a show on Discovery a little while back that had all these oil sheks on it and they were talking about how advanced their systems were. But one of the key points that the sheks were making over and over is that they are heavily consentrating their efforts on finding the next big technology that will replace oil. These guys aint dumb. They are using all this money to get ahead of the curve.....
     
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    Tesla one-make racing series: Nothing factory-backed, for now - Autoblog

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    Bizarrely, this got picked up by Pistonheads yesterday: RE: Tesla Roadster To Get Its Own Race Series

    Some of the posters thought it was a joke :smile:. Encouragingly, many more seem to be coming out in the car's defence these days too.
     

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