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Tesla will never produce a hybrid vehicle: Steve Jurvetson

Tesla Motors Inc will never produce a gas-electric hybrid car in the future, Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson said in a recent TV interview.

Jurvetson said a hybrid car should not be taken as an electric car. He added that a hybrid offers the worst of both - a gas engine and a battery.

Speaking on the topic, he added, "You have the worst of both worlds in many cases, a gas engine and a battery, all the complexity, all the maintenance, all of the tradeoffs that occur in a hybrid car. Hybrid cars are not Tesla's future."