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Chicago Cubs fans have their own Bartman, and, now, apparently so does Green Car Reports. Steve Bartman's notoriously misguided attempt to try to catch a foul ball at Chicago's Wrigley Field had many locals blaming him for the baseball team missing the World Series in 2003. Now, Harvard University researcher Thomas Bartman has raised the ire of Green Car Reports for what that publication says is a misguided attempt to downplay the relevance of electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.

Bartman, T. wrote in an article posted in the Harvard Business Review that Tesla Motors isn't "disruptive," which is Silicon Valley code-speak for a technology that shakes up the larger industry. Instead, Bartman said, cars like the Tesla Model S simply offer "incremental" (and, he notes, more expensive) improvements over what's already available from gas-powered vehicle makers. Bartman instead said low-speed urban electric vehicles made by companies like Polaris and Chrysler-owned GEM will have a larger long-term impact on the automotive industry than Tesla because there is increasing overcrowding (not to mention worsening pollution) in the world's largest cities, and it's the smaller vehicles that will make a difference.

We won't editorialize here, but it's safe to say Green Car Reports doesn't think highly of Bartman's opinion, though, unlike the other Bartman, this probably won't require security anytime soon.

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