Buffett's Electric Car Gamble Not A Sure Thing

Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang issue warning about being first mover in electric car business.

Published: 22-Oct-2009

Every automaker is building an electric car right now. So who's going to build the world's most popular?

It won't necessarily be the automaker with the best battery, or the first model on the road, says Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang at Spiegel Online.

They say pundits are making two mistakes when talking about who wins the electric car race.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

Tesla Roadster is powerful but silent; there is no vrooom, reports Clark Fredricksen

Clark Fredricksen goes for test drive of Tesla Roadster.

Interior of Chevy Volt range-extended electric car.

Coolness aside, the Volt has its share of shortcomings from its size, seating capacity and cost, writes Car and Driver.


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