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Old 07-25-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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Check out this electric powered sports car from Telsa Motorsports:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster

http://www.teslamotors.com/styling/body.php

brushless motor and Lithium-Ion batteries...hmmm, isnt that close to what we're driving now

Who's getting one?
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i would if it was roar legal but man, a hundred grand
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Check out this electric powered sports car from Telsa Motorsports:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster

http://www.teslamotors.com/styling/body.php

brushless motor and Lithium-Ion batteries...hmmm, isnt that close to what we're driving now

Who's getting one?
I won't buy the roadster but am anxiously awaiting the release of their sedan. I will buy one.
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It is an electric version of a Lotus Elise. I thought it look familar till I went to the Wikipedia site.
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If I could afford a $100,000+ car I might consider it.
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If I could afford a $100,000+ car I might consider it.
GMC is also working on one, supposed to be realeased in 2009...the Telsa Roadster will be down in price, through...within a few yrs it'll be around the 30K range, especially with competition from GMC...
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I won't buy the roadster but am anxiously awaiting the release of their sedan. I will buy one.
8 months ago I almost put in a reserve bid on one...they were going for $35,000 Now I'm really regretting my indeciveness I saw a report on TV about one of those MTV or movie awards, and they reported at least 4 celebrities driving them to the shows...
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in the telsa website media section there is video footage of the Telsa roadster drag racing a Ferrari and beating it!!

http://www.carlist.com/blog/?p=51

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3173316&page=1
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I can already see Jeremy Clarkson slamming it with comments about no vroom of the engine and that it cant reach astronomical 150+ speeds. But well, we all know Clarkson is stuck in the past.
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GMC is also working on one, supposed to be realeased in 2009...the Telsa Roadster will be down in price, through...within a few yrs it'll be around the 30K range, especially with competition from GMC...
General Motors already had an electric vehicle YEARS ago (EV1).. Was put into production... then General Motors KILLED them all, literally!!!... As did TOYOTA (was basically an Electric Rav4) and HONDA.

Ever hear of a documentary called WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?. Check it out..
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General Motors already had an electric vehicle YEARS ago.. Was put into production... then General Motors KILLED them all, literally!!!... As did TOYOTA and HONDA.

Ever hear of a documentary called WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?. Check it out..
I saw that movie couple of weeks ago ...wild stuff!!!!
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I saw that movie couple of weeks ago ...wild stuff!!!!

Yeah, rather depressing..
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The name is Tesla, not Telsa. Named after Nicolai Tesla who invented the AC motor. Read the wikipedia info on Tesla, interesting reading.

It's a shame that the roadster is not as good as they say it is. Anyway it's still a nice looking car that is full of good ideas, and it is pretty good. What was the name of the other car it reminds me of,,, Tucker wasn't it?
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