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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

OPINION: Can we wean Elon Musk off government support already?


By The Hill, Aug. 07, 2017

Tesla’s new Model 3 has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. The critics seem to love it, and Tesla management says it’s already received deposits for 500,000 of the vehicles. Perhaps now Elon Musk can finally get his hand out of U.S. taxpayers’ wallets?

Musk is, to be sure, an ideas man. Private, commercial space travel? Check. Washington to New York in less than half an hour in what he calls a “hyperloop” train that will travel at 800 miles per hour? Check. A new kind of tunneling engineering? Check. Solar energy? Check. Electric cars? Check, check.
 
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1 comment:

  1. Sure. We'll give up the $7500 Tesla and solar tax incentives if you also get rid of all the subsidies for natural gas, oil and ethanol. See what happens to solar and electric cars when gas is $8 a gallon.

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