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Holy Electric Car, Batman! (Tesla Roadster)

September 15, 2006 · · Filed Under Automotive Industry, Electric Vehicles (EV), Uncategorized 

Forget that frumpy Hybrid and go all-electric like a rock star. Tesla Motors is a California based company with a great idea, an aggressive business plan, and tons of style.

Tesla Roadster - Electric Sports Car

Redefining what and electric car looks like is one thing. Redefining the performance and endurance is another thing.

The Tesla Roadster sports an amazing figure, and amazing figures. It’s 100% electric, so you plug it into the wall at night to charge it. A full charge will take you 250 miles, for about 1 cent per mile (based on California electricity prices). Oh yeah, it goes 0 to 60 in around 4 seconds…

Tesla Motors is a forward thinking young car company. They are looking to change the way people think about all-electric cars. Next they will build a mid-priced family sedan, and after that they will be looking at the lower-priced variety of commuting vehicles. By starting at the top of the food chain (at $90K per Roadster) Tesla plans to use profits from higher-end early adopters, willing to pay a premium for one of the world’s quickest and greenest cars, to fund development into ways to reduce costs to make a more affordable second generation vehicle.

I’ll be keeping tabs on this technology, and will provide more details in the near future.

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3 Responses to “Holy Electric Car, Batman! (Tesla Roadster)”

  1. Fuelishness! » Blog Archive » Giving Up Gasoline on September 19th, 2006 9:46 PM

    […] Here’s an interesting article out of Alaska. It’s no Tesla Roadster, but it is an all electric vehicle that allows Mike Willmon to commute to work for $20 per month (average monthly cost of electrical charge). Giving up gasoline Mike Willmon put an electric motor in his pickup to save on fuel bills […]

  2. Fuelishness! » Blog Archive » The Tesla Roadster Update on October 3rd, 2006 4:36 PM

    […] If you are not familiar with the Tesla Roadster, it’s the electric car your mother warned you about. Currently number one on my Christmas Wish List, this US-engineered and English-built super car (based on a Lotus chassis and sub-systems) is sure to change your mind about what an electric car is all about.  […]

  3. GP Elec Levallois – The first 100% electric city-course Grand Prix « Fuelishness! Fuel Economy Blog on January 7th, 2010 7:15 AM

    […] course will take high-powered TESLA cars and electric racing prototypes around a 3km course (1.8 miles) through the city. The course has 8 […]

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