Pretty impressive car, with an expensive price tag to match. It's all well and good producing cars like the tesla. The only people who can afford to buy them are those who wouldn't have to worry about the high cost of petrol in the first place!
Arnie's first question,"Hey, where's the other rollerskate?"
Mel Gibson's just ordered five. Hollywood stars about the only Yanks capable of fitting behind the steering wheel. Bet the big silver stick would confuse a few.
I would buy an electric car if it fulfilled the following conditions:
Cruising speed of 160 km per hour (for the autobahn)
approximately 400 km on the autobahn between charges
charging at motorway services takes preferably 10 but no longer than 20 minutes
charging at home in several hours, no longer than overnight
cost is reasonable
Until then, I will continue to support the spread of Wahabi Islam into Europe and America by filling my car up with Middle Eastern oil.
I agree - and if there is one place on the planet where this will work, its California. Its good to see that its moving the image of leccy cars away from milk floats to something that looks and performs pretty good.
Hopefully if the Tesla sells, then the price will drop and the viability (commercial and practicality) of electric cars can be tested.
Perhaps the next iteration will be covering the thing in high efficency solar cells so the car can trickle charge when parked up? (during the day of course).
My 4.0 litre Rangie does about 250 miles on a tank of LPG (it doesn't go much further on petrol to be honest).