Tesla - The First Legit Electric Car

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    These guys have succeed! And its a huge first step toward the electric car. A 5 seate cool looking family car.

    Why it will sell:
    (1) It looks sleek and cool. Image is important
    (2) While $50K is expensive, its affordable to a lot of people in the upper middle class
    (3) 300 mile range on a 45 minute charge. If you have a 20 mile commute, then you can go 15 days without charging. 45 min charge, is very short. Even outside salesmen can survive! Not too many people are going to do 300 miles in a day too often. 300 miles is more than enough for the vast majority of people!
    (4) Family Car: It can fit 5 adults and 2 children.
    (5) More Cargo space than station wagons!
    (6) 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
    (7) No Gas = No carbon Emission = No pollution
    (8) People will like the fact that they are delivering a great economic blow to Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia etc and freeing America of foreign oil!
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    Correct as far as the prototype goes (which does look boxy anyway) but the new one will be built on a production line rather than being individually built by hand (as the current version is).

    I also love the idea that the only thing it emits is water, goes from 0-60 in about 9 seconds and has a top speed of over 120mph. It's just like a 'real' car. Plus on a full tank of hydrogen is has a range of about 250 miles.

    Don't get me wrong. The Tesla looks good too.
     
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    How much could the production line cost bring it down to? Could it be under $50K?
    the Tesla looks a heck of a lot cooler either way!

    The Tesla emits nothing!

    The Tesla in 5.6 sec!
    Ditto for the Tesla

    300 for the Tesla and isn't H highly flamable and very dangerous. Think the Zepplin on wheels!

    The Tesla looks to me like the first legit electric car!
     
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    it is a beautiful car. i also like the fact that Tesla is basically a LOTUS with an electric motor.

    i still don't understand how am i supposed to charge it though ? i live in an apartment in NYC. most of the time i can't find parking within a block of where i live. am i supposed to purchase a 2,000 foot extension cord ?
     
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    Hmm ... so ... we exchange air quality for water quality ... seriously, just because the exhaust is "cleaner" doesn't mean the car is environmentally "safer".
     
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    What does one do with all those toxic batteries? What are the byprooducts of their production?

    By the way, GM has been running very successful cold weather (sub zero) tests on the Volt all winter.

    The pricing is expected to be released in May. I sure hope it comes in well below the 60K for the Tesla.

    Jay Leno states it is a superior car compared to the Prius. No surprise there.
     
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    Can you expand on that? I'd been assuming that belching out carbon monoxide was probably worse than belching out H2O, and that H2O was probably not harmful. If you have some info about the quality of this H2O it would be interesting to hear about.
     
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    I guess your S.O.L.! My brother went to NYU and lived in the city for 5 yrs after he graduated and didn't have a car the whole time and got around fine! I assume when the electric car takes off, there will be a way to accommodate you city folk!
     

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