Monday, November 27, 2006

The Tesla Roadster 100



What goes from zero to 60 in 4 sec., tops out at more than 130 m.p.h. and appears to be missing a gas tank? The Tesla Roadster 100. It's pure California: a hot sports car that doubles as a statement against pollution and oil dependence. Its massive lithium-ion-battery array can power it for up to 250 miles of highway travel, and even though it will fatten your electricity bill, the Roadster is still twice as efficient as a Toyota Prius.



The Tesla Roadster produces one-tenth of the pollution and is six times as efficient as the best sports car.

The 20071/2 model has sold out at $110,000 but reservations are being accepted for the 2008 model.

5 Comments:

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Only $110K for a sizzlin'-hot Tesla? I wonder how many Weber's that would buy? Maxwell's?

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Was that Weber carburetors or Weber gas grills?

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Sorry, bad nerd joke.

The tesla, equal to one weber per square metre.

The weber is a large unit, equal to 1 T m2 = 108 maxwells.

So you could buy 1 Weber or ~109 Maxwells. I don't know how many BBQ's, carburators, or cups of coffee that would buy. A lot is my guess.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Ooops. Make that 109,000,000 maxwell's (10^8)

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Those German physicist...

 

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