"Electric vehicles: What it will take for consumers to buy?"
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Electric vehicles: What it will take for consumers to buy?
Steve Jervis and sees the car tomorrow in his new all electric Tesla model --
It's symbolic of the future it represents. The way all cars will be.
At one time it's -- -- his venture capital firm Draper Fisher -- it's -- is banking on the firm was an early investor in Tesla Motors manager for its and was actually the first customer to get a model -- not everyone can afford testing is used today and the basic model -- fifty grand.
And a souped up version costs a hundred grand what tests may not be producing electric vehicles or EB's for the masses it is pushing the market forward by.
-- think done as it capitalized every major automotive manufacturer to get on the ball.
And get serious about electric vehicles -- just how much does an EV costs mostly and then -- 40000 dollar range.
But a well equipped Nissan leaf has a -- -- price tag in the low thirties.
There are incentives a lot of these cards -- qualifying currently for federal tax credits which are right now -- at 7500 dollars that's in almost every case beneficial to you as a taxpayer.
And probably another couple grand from your state so let's call -- a 101000 dollar discount and maintenance costs are relatively minimal electric cars don't require things like -- changes.
They don't require things like transmission service but.
As gas engine cars become more reliable and warranties improve.
-- -- less isn't a strong selling point what is likely to draw customers.
Batteries that charge faster and readily available charging station your -- from the industry.
In San Francisco and -- -- -- cnet.com for CBS news.
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