by Eric Peters
Eric Peters Autos
Here’s a tale of two start-up car companies: Elio Motors and … Tesla.
One execrable, the other admirable.
Elio is developing a low-cost ($6,800 to start) very high mileage (80-plus MPG) commuter car.
Tesla builds expensive toys.
This – the building of toys – is not of itself an execrable activity. Lamborghinis and Porsches are toys, too.