This Harvard professor says Tesla isn't disruptive
Others Beg To Differ
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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