click here to skip the menu and go to the page content

rebecca's pocket

about / archive / syndicate

.: July 2006 --> Tesla Electric Car

Tesla Electric Car

» The Tesla is one hot electric car. Range: 250 miles. Fuel efficiency: 1 to 2 cents per mile. Top speed: more than 130 mph. Power: 0 to 60 in about four seconds. It runs on 6,831 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the same ones that power your laptop and the 4-door sedan could be available as early as 2008. (via fc)
 [ 07.21.06 ]


So Um, Would these be the same batteries Dell uses?

Is the fire extingisher an option?

The problem right now with the Tesla is that
it's using an obsolete battery since it doesn't have the Altair NanoSafe. It's technologically
a dinosaur , with a battery pack that costs
over $20,000 and won't last 5 years, and takes
3 1/2 hours to recharge. It will be amusing to watch the Hollywood actor recipients reaction if it doesn't have the new batteries. They will have been screwed but probably won't have a clue... especially Ed Begley, who claimed in the fictitious Who Killed.. potboiler that 90% of the folks can satisfy their transportation needs with a ($40,000plus) grocery-getter EV1 that can't make it out of the county and back, and costs over $3000 per year in batteries, which take 8 hours to recharge.



» primary link / supplemental information / internal link

my book

» the weblog handbook
amazon editors' best of 2002, digital culture

recent posts