Tesla delivers its 500th car. I will shock regular readers by confessing that I am a contrarian by nature, but this whole enthusiasm for electric cars strikes me as over-wrought, fueled more by enthusiasm than thought. Electricity must be generated – that takes some form of fuel and, so far, that fuel is fossil. The materials for the batteries in these cars is mined in Canada, at great cost to the environment, shipped for assembly in China, and then brought back here to power toys for rich men. I remains skeptical that we’re seeing even the start of a revolution here.
But the Tesla looks cool, I will admit.