The NEW General Motors?

Ok, could be more of a flash in the pan, but we are in the midst of paradigm shifts and there will be new industries birthed as old ones die.

The solar power industry, wind power, and all the support industries in Green power are in their infancy, but at least at my company, we are targeting Solar Cell Manufacturers as a key industry for us to get a foothold in.

We also have a revolution coming in food, as I think the Grow Local Eat Local movement will become a wave that sweeps the country, as more and more people try to get out of the Corporate-Industrial Food Complex.

So, while we are worried about keeping GM alive, are we seeing the birth of their successors?  If we are giving Billions to GM, maybe we should be giving millions to TESLA?

http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/03/first -look-of-t.html

Or, maybe, they won't need it.

I know this is far fetched and takes a bit of a leap of imagination.

It's hard to imagine a small start-up like Tesla overtaking GM or Toyota

Hey, for you old time computer folks, let me ask you, how's your desktop Wang working for you?   And, how is your CDC server working as well?

Think about it. If you told anyone in the computer biz in the 60s that Wang and most of the old line companies would be flushed, and some college drop-out from Redmond WA would basically crush IBM and all the old line companies, they would have laughed you out of the room.

So, maybe we shouldn't write the guys from Tesla, and their brethren out there ginning up the next generation of American ingenuity off just yet?

Maybe we aren't toast after all?

As the expression goes, the future is already here; it's just not widely distributed yet.

Tags: Tesla motors and the new car movement.... (all tags)

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Re: The NEW General Motors?

I hope you are right.  I would love to see this succeed.

by Mayor McCheese 2009-03-27 08:50AM | 0 recs
We have a part in this

We can help these new industries, vote with our dollars.

I blitzed my rich Microsoft Buddies with the Tesla announcement this morning, now I can't afford a $57K car but they can.  They all have Hybrids, this is the next step.

We need to vote with our dollars, look for NEW companies that are supporting Green, supporting Ethical business....

We are not helpless, and we can in mass make a diff!

by WashStateBlue 2009-03-27 08:57AM | 0 recs
Tesla is doing pretty good marketing

This is a news letter I subscribe to at work, TESLA was the lead this morning....

http://www.pddnet.com/Scripts/ShowPR.asp ?RID=26553&CommonCount=0

by WashStateBlue 2009-03-27 09:10AM | 0 recs
They had BETTER get this money....

The company believes it is close to receiving $350 million in federal loans to build the Model S assembly plant in California from the Dept of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program.

Yeah, let's give AIG billions, but not TESLA!

Well, I know my afternoon task. Look up department of Energy ATVMP program, and write a letter...

If I find a link, will post it. We ought to blitz their mailbox, to help out TESLA to get that loan.

by WashStateBlue 2009-03-27 09:14AM | 0 recs

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