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Old 07-20-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Tesla Motors Roadster, 0-60= 4 seconds!

HOLY CRAP! Check this thing out! I'll take this over a Smart car any day!
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:02 PM   #3
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let me guess... 100k?
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:47 PM   #4
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$120,000

Could you imagine the cost on replacing a battery pack? Cool concept, but I think electric cars still have a ways to come.

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:24 PM   #5
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i agree with ran!
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:07 AM   #6
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i would guess over 120k...there is a 10k serves charge, if you purchase out of state from a serve center..
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:49 AM   #7
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According to the Jalopnik link Tesla has on their blog, it's gonna cost $100k. A sedan is already in the works, which is estimated to cost $50k.

I dunno, I think the time is right for this. Yes, the battery replacement will be expensive, but the battery prices continue to drop (you shouldn't need any for 5-8 years), and it's not like it's some exotic battery pack, just standard Lithium ions that go in a laptop (only there's a few more... like over 6100 of 'em). Range has always been the biggest drawback, and now they've practically got that one licked. Most people don't come anywhere close to 250 miles in one day. I could go almost 5 days on one charge. That alone will increase the battery life, since it won't be constantly cycled.

If you can afford a $100k car, the cost of replacement batteries is the least of your concern.

I just like the fact that it thumbs its nose at Detroit, particularly GM and their EV1 disaster. Can you imagine what it feels like to accelerate that fast in silence? That's gotta' be surreal....

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Old 07-21-2006, 10:21 AM   #8
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apparently gm had an electric car in the '90's that they leased to about 800 people in california,
reports were that it was an amazing, very functional, very powerful car.

so what did gm do? they didn't renew the leases and they canned the project.

does anyone know the name of this car, or have any experience with it?
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:25 PM   #9
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I had heard something about that car from the 90s but I am not sure what it was called. There was a motorcycle too that was equivalent to a 750cc gasoline engine that a company had that could go 220 miles a charge with a top end of 95mph and could go zero to 60 in almost the same fashion as a gas 750.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:51 AM   #10
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yeah, rechargeable battery technology has still got A WAYS to go.. i still can't get the rechargeable battery in my Digital camera to charge for more than 5 pictures
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:40 PM   #11
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maybe its just me, but i think it looks like the elise a lil bit. esp the back
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:19 PM   #12
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apparently gm had an electric car in the '90's that they leased to about 800 people in california,
reports were that it was an amazing, very functional, very powerful car.

so what did gm do? they didn't renew the leases and they canned the project.

does anyone know the name of this car, or have any experience with it?
it was the GM EV1... my next door neighbor had one when I lived in Seal Beach. The car was the future...lol. but like you said, GM took it back after a few years.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #13
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dude that GM was a plug in vehicle. I'm still waiting for the Smart EV to get more miles to the charge. Right now it only get 75miles to the charge and 70mph at top. Not worth it unless you absolutely don't leave town. or far from home.

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