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What Tesla's Growth Says About The Future Of Cars05:42

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A Tesla car is displayed in a showroom at a Brooklyn Tesla dealership on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)closemore
A Tesla car is displayed in a showroom at a Brooklyn Tesla dealership on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tesla briefly became the most valuable car company in the U.S. last week when its share price rose above General Motors. The electric carmaker delivers far fewer vehicles than its major competitors, but its rise in valuation may speak to its innovation and its role in shaping future automobile technology.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Derek Thompson (@DKThomp), senior editor for The Atlantic, about Tesla's growth and the future of cars, which Thompson says will be determined by autonomy, energy and ownership.

This segment aired on April 17, 2017.

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