Things Are Looking Good for Tesla: Has the Age of Electric Cars Arrived?

Tesla Motors has had a good couple days.
The electric car maker's Model S was given an absolutely glowing review and near-perfect score from Consumer Reports today. "This car performs better than anything we've ever tested before," the site reported. "It does just about everything really, really well."
It goes on to praise the Model S as one of the most energy-efficient, quiet, fun-to-drive cars of all time.
Inside, the car looks like something Marty McFly might have brought "back from the future" in place of his iconic fusion-powered DeLorean. A giant 17-inch touch screen glows in the center of the dashboard, controlling everything from high-res Google Earth maps to opening the sunroof.
Want one now? You're not alone. Yesterday, Tesla Motors reported its first quarterly profit in the company's 10-year history, and delivered a record revenue, blowing earnings expectations out of the water. Following the earnings report, Tesla stock jumped almost 30 percent.
The downside? It ain't cheap. Yet.

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