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EDGEMAN

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Don't write off the automobile industry just yet...


Actually Tesla isn't going to put anyone out of business. The major auto manufacturers haven't jumped into Tesla's market yet, and when they do, Tesla will be the one going out of business. Why, you might ask? Quantities of scale. Tesla is holding on by a shoestring, and when Porsche, GM, Audi, VW, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, etc. decide to jump in with both feet...

Also self driving automobiles will not kill the regular automobile industry. There is still a huge segment of the population that loves to drive...from the people who buy sports cars to the people who buy Jeeps. Propulsion systems may change, but the love of driving will never die.

Will self-driving automobiles take a huge chunk out of the current automobile market? You bet ya!

Will solar & wind power kill coal & nuclear power plants...probably not in my lifetime. It will continue gaining ground, but there is no where close to being the predominant power supplier. Maybe in 50 years...

As for electricity, we don't generate enough to replace all of the gas (and diesel) powered automobiles...not by a long shot, and it isn't close. That's possibly 40-50 years away...

It's always neat to project all of these "new technologies" taking over the market in a couple years, but it isn't happening...that quick.

(In response to this post by VaAkita)

Posted: 02/13/2018 at 6:05PM



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