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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. Looks like the company is now in a better place.

Sorry, I just had to...

Their business model was always a tough one - swapping out large batteries means creating a lot of infrastructure for the swapping stations plus a large capital investment for spare batteries (which currently cost about 10 grand each.)

I think Tesla has a better road to success with larger batteries and fast charging. Hopefully their vehicle costs will come down as they amortize their initial R&D.

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