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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already been withdrawn due to low sales.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

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