Every night, I see the same array of car commercials, all trying to one-up each other on how many miles per gallon their automobile gets compared to others on the market. I find myself laughing out loud when I hear statements like, "27 miles per gallon". With alternatives like bio-diesel, vegetable oil and electricity out there, you would think that car makers would take notice and actually create a vehicle that was in fact revolutionary, once and for all ending our dependence on a oil. We can do better, and alas, a new car company has ...
Introducing Tesla Motors. I know, I know, you are thinking, "Great, I get to drive a go-cart to and from work everyday, which probably maxes out at 50 miles per hour." Think again, the new Tesla Roadster is powered by lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, can go from 0-60 in 4 seconds with a top speed of 135 mph, and only needs to be recharged every 250 miles for 4 hours (if it is a completely dead battery) before it's ready to go again. Plus, it's super sleek.
How do you get one? Well, right now, that's the tricky part. Tesla's first 100 cars, set to release in 2007, have already been bought and paid for; however, there is a waiting list for the next round. The other obstacle is its $100,000 price tag. Tesla's plan for 2008 - to build a four-door sedan, which will be made in the US and sell for under $50,000.
Will we all be driving Tesla cars by 2008? Probably not. But there's great hope for this little car with big ideas.