Letter: Big Oil unfazed by Tesla

A few weeks ago I heard on the news that the Tesla auto company is stepping up production on its totally electric car. Right now the price of one of their cars is $93,000, but they are working to bring it down to $40,000. All I can say is they must have a lot of faith that their car will really sell.

I don't think that I would want to go that route. To begin with, you are really limited. From what I have heard, the car will go about 250 miles, then you have to recharge the battery. You can only charge it at one of their charging stations - I wonder how long it takes to charge it? One thing for sure, you aren't going to be able to go across country in one of them.

I wonder how much that lithium battery costs, and how long it lasts? Do they recycle them? They don't last forever.

Another electric car is the Nissan Leaf. You can plug it in a socket in the garage and charge it up. They have had a lot of problems with the battery. The oil companies don't seem to be worried about electric cars.

Ronney L. Case

Golden Valley