Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors is a 2003 start-up electric car maker in San Carlos, south of San Francisco. They will unveil their electric roadster at an invitation only event Wednesday evening. Pictures will be available on their website Thursday 20th.

From the Tesla website:

  • 2-seater roadster configuration
  • Soft-top standard, optional hard top
  • Tesla-designed 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor, rated at 248hp, max torque at 0 rpm; redline at 13,500 rpm
  • Costs about a penny per mile to drive, assuming a time-of-use meter and off-peak charging (about 2 pennies per mile otherwise)
  • Zero emissions
Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page have invested in the company, so money is not a problem for Tesla. But money might be a problem for anyone wanting to buy the car: It's rumored to be priced in the Porsche-Ferrari range.

Thanks Josh

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