- The cars are more science experiment than automobile.
- Elon Musk is too quirky to create a mass-produced product.
- The company is overly reliant on subsidies.
- Teslas are too expensive.
Finally lots and lots of people believed Musk's cars simply wouldn't sell. This wasn't going to be unique to Tesla — the future of electric cars in general seemed dicey. It's just too easy to get gas, and the market would remain limited to, as we said in February, "tooling around their neighborhoods or cities — or, with uber-rich drivers, for impressing their friends with a gorgeous, unusual, and sexy rich person's toy."