Tesla’s disastrous first quarter hints its car may not be the future of driving

If Tesla’s nifty-looking, expensive electric cars were truly a look into the future of driving — wouldn’t people be tripping over themselves to buy one?

That didn’t exactly happen in the first quarter, and it may not happen this year. And as a result, a key plank in the Tesla (TSLA) investment thesis — that its futuristic cars are always in high demand — has been yanked out from underneath those bulls obsessed with Tesla’s stock.