Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Not Your Dad's Electric Car 

Being a gear head from way back I never thought I would find an electric car that would catch my eye...but the Tesla roadster sure has. If it lives up to it's billing then it is a quantum advancement over electric cars as we know them. It's advertised as having 248 peek HP, going from 0-60 in about 4 seconds, a top speed of over 130 mph and a range of 200 to 250 miles. Charge time? 3.5 hours.

Makes me want to sell the 67 Camero and get a Tesla...alas I doubt my wife would look kindly on me buying one at between $80,000 and $100,000 - I find sleeping on the garage floor just to uncomfortable. Guess I'll have to leave saving the planet to others.