ECOstrive – Tesla Motors has taken action in making electric cars more mainstream. They were not content with the current state of the electric vehicle, boxy, small, slow and very limited range. They decided to take electric cars to the opposite extreme. The Tesla Roadster is sexy, fast, and has a range that is manageable for a sports car of its class.
The Tesla Roadster is a beautiful car. Its body is made by Lotus and lives up to the beauty that Lotus builds into each of their automobiles. However, the beauty goes much deeper than the surface. Underneath that body is performance that would make any luxury vehicle owner proud. The Tesla Roadster has a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds. That is right in the range of a $300,000 super car (3x the price of the Tesla Roadster), but the Tesla doesn’t stop at the gas station. It can be plugged into any available electrical outlet and in approximately 3 1/2 hours later, it is ready to go up to 200 miles!
Many companies are waiting for “better” battery technology. Tesla Motors decided that the lithium-ion batteries commonly found in laptops were good enough to start. They engineered a way for the batteries to be safe and produce the maximum power. It is such a revolutionary technology, that other auto manufacturers have asked to buy the power system from Tesla Motors to use in their electric vehicles.
That is why ECOstrive salutes Tesla Motors’ efforts in bringing a production electric vehicle to market. Tesla has plans to introduce a much more affordable sedan within the next couple of years, based on its advanced battery technology. This will be something that ECOstrive will watch with great interest. Check out Tesla Motors’ web site for more information at http://www.teslamotors.com.