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This is the Kodak Moment for the Auto Industry. Electric vehicles are here to stay. Their market acceptance and growth will continue....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Facebook | GreenBeat 2009: VantagePoint’s Alan Salzman on Tesla and how VCs should think green

Facebook | GreenBeat 2009: VantagePoint’s Alan Salzman on Tesla and how VCs should think green: "And lo and behold, Tesla has already become this catalyst, in Salzman’s opinion.

“It’s no coincidence that from the day the first Roadster rolled onto the street, it took no more than three years for Nissan to debut the Leaf [its all-electric vehicle] for less than $25,000,” he said. “Certainly the speed with which the Leaf has appeared was directly impacted by Tesla. I mean, if a bunch of Silicon Valley engineering types can put out a car like the Roadster, why can’t the major automotive makers? The answer is, they can, and now they will.”"