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Old 05-31-2015, 09:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
'Cause one makes the Tesla look cheap by comparison, and the other's a stodgy 4-door sedan?
That doesn't answer why the systems are not as successful.

Regardless of someone's bias, or frustration, to write an article- what is the negative to the backup of the engine? Clearly there is less interest in it.

I get Tesla isn't interested, and they use their system- but how is it that a system that has less capabilities is in more demand? Not discussing price (140k vs 60k), how is it the Fisker Karma that can be plugged in or have backup up power be less successful than something that can only use electricity from a wall?

(Personally, I think it was the time this occurred to credit Fiskers failure. Tesla made an "exotic" with the roadster, making it a niche car and not so much an EV, and it then turned into a car after- vs Fisker making an EV that had backup electric but no real niche. Understanding the success and proper release of vehicles is out of my wheel house, but I don't understand why Fisker failed.)

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