Posted by Sekula on August 22, 2010, 3:38 pm
What a disaster it turned out to be!! 55 miles per charge when raced around
the track. 16 hours per recharge and about 200 grand here to buy. I think
I'll stick to my trustyworthy, fuel efficent, clean running Prius.
The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of
Franklin D Roosevelt
Science without religion is lame, religion
without science is blind."
Albert Einstein "Ideas and Opinions" 1954
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 22, 2010, 3:46 pm
ummmm...but your Prius isn't an electric car.
You're comparing apples to oranges.
You might as well be talking about a motorcycle and how it can't seat
four comfortably and doesn't have A/C, therefore you'll stick with your
Two different vehicles, two different solutions to two different
Posted by Peter Granzeau on August 23, 2010, 12:44 am
On Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:46:47 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
The Tesla price, however, is purely ridiculous.
GM is going to discover it hard to sell the Volt at $1,000 after the
initial rush of buyers who have to have the latest, for that matter.
A successful car has to be in the mid $0s. One midsize hybrid has
already been withdrawn due to low sales.
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 23, 2010, 12:53 am
Like I said a completely different solution.
Posted by Peter Granzeau on August 24, 2010, 9:20 pm
On Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:53:36 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
The Tesla can't be used for touring. 200 miles a day with a 12 hour
recharge time might be useful for local business driving with a
guaranteed place from which to recharge; but why would I want a
low-slung roadster for that kind of driving? For comparison, think of
the history of the Doble steam powered auto. Very high price, very low
production--and the Doble could be refueled and watered in minutes, not