Tesla

tesla1 No, not the 80’s hair metal band.  I’m talking about the new electric car being manufactured in Silicon Valley – the Tesla Roadster.  Tesla Motors, a VC-backed start up based in San Carlos, CA, founded by Elon Musk (known for co-founding PayPal), has made a sweet looking, no-compromise electic car: 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, 139mph top speed, a 230 mile range, etc.  The only catch is that it costs $110,000 and only 650 have been produced so far.

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Interesting factoid:

Jay Leno’s 1909 Baker Electric still operates on its original Edison cells.

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1 Response to “Tesla”


  1. 1 Matt H. December 10, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    The biggest problem is the batteries… a colleague recently visited their offices and there were plenty of “shells” from the UK that needed the transmission and batteries. He got to test drive it and was “floored” by the acceleration but taking the foot off the gas pedal was completely different than with the Prius. For an interesting perspective take 45 minutes to listen to the recent discussion on NPR.


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