Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Tesla Roadster Unveiled

The electric car is a reality from Tesla Motors as they unveiled their new sportscar, all electric, this weekend in Santa Monica. The company showed off their new car to press and even Gov. Schwarzenegger took a spin.

Since the auto company take's the Tesla name, it's worth noting the vast achievements of the scientist and inventor, like the creation of created alternating current, making it possible for electricity to travel immense distances and many other enginreering feats like radio transmission. A hefty collection of his work is here.

Tesla Motors homepage has loads of information. Based in the US and in the UK, with affiliations to Lotus, the car should be available for purchase in early 2007. It has a range of 250 miles on a charge and can reach 60 mph in 4 seconds with a top speed of 130. And check out the video for the new car.


  1. Anonymous5:12 PM

    How much?

  2. I could find no mention of price, which says it'll be steep - but keep an eye on their website for pricing info towards the end of the year.

    A convertible with the name Tesla - just too cool for words!

  3. Anonymous6:31 PM linked to this either yesterday or the day before.
    Cool as hell, I say. The only real limitations I can see thus far are price and distance per charge.

  4. The claims are for a 250 mile range and then a recharge is needed -- not word yet on just how long that might take.

    That and an expected high price are true barriers. But many experts see Tesla as the company that might find success.

    Some interesting details regarding electric vehicles can be found at

  5. Huffington Post has it a hundred grand.

  6. That sounds right, especially since Lotus is involved.

  7. They say the 1st models will sell that high.. but as folks buy them, the price goes down.
    Now let's see how fast GM squashes this up & coming company.. from the 'Tucker'(Jeff Bridge movie about it..) to the DeLorean.. GM always creates a way to squelch creativity & usefulness.