Monday, September 18, 2006
The second practical electric car is named after a famous Polack, Nikolai Tesla who discovered alternating current and electrified this nation. If we had to count on Thomas Edison we would have a power plant located on every block. Anyway, that's just some ethnic pride sneaking in. Back to the subject.
The new electric car: charges in 3.5 hours
has a carbon fiber body
zero to sixty in 4 seconds
top speed 130 mph
250 miles per charge
electric induction motor (no brushes)
This is way more advanced than the EV-1. It costs $ 89,000 but this is for a roadster. Tesla plans to build a cheaper four door sedan. I'm thinking my Honda Element may be the last internal combustion engine I buy. Between the Honda quality and the mild N.C. climate it may last me 10 more years. You can read about it at: http//www.popularmechanics.com/blog/automotive/3700136.html.
Let them Arabs drink their oil.