Electric Cars Still Unprofitable

Thoughts while reading the auto section of the paper….Two headlines of note: Tesla May Lose Electric-Car Lead; and Electric Cars Still Unprofitable. Experienced manufacturers (GM, Ford, Daimler, Honda, etc) are expected to lead the way into the affordable era with a new generation of cars which are about to be introduced. Profits have been elusive (Tesla has posted a loss of $550 million so far) and sales have been helped a tax credit of $7500 which is evaporating. Is there enough momentum and demand for the electric car industry to stand on its own?

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