Getting his fledgling electric car company off the ground is proving a bigger challenge. Tesla sales have screeched to a halt while it gets ready to launch its first all-new model.
For a fledgling motor manufacturer, there are many potholes on the road to prosperity: incompetent suppliers, immovable government regulations, insufficient financing, and an infinite number of others obstacles. Here's a look at how nine recent EV manufacturer and supplier startups are faring.
All the good news for U.S. automakers shouldn't gloss over the big problems that still remain.
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