POWERTRAIN: Battery Electric
RANGE: Up to 205 miles per charge
DUE OUT: Late this year
Interesting that there is no mention of the TeslaMotors Roadster. There are already 1000+ on the road here and in Europe. It is the ONLY highway-capable EV in production, and gets about 240 mi. per charge. Running cost is about 2¢/mi. Top speed is limited to 125 electronically. 0-60 in either 3.9 or 3.7 seconds, depending on whether you get the "regular" or Sportster model.
It is a 2-passenger sportscar, so not suitable for family transport. But the Model S will carry up to 7, if the optional 2 rear-facing child seats are used.
I love this car, all-electric? Finally a green car produced on a large scale.
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I still think series hybrid tech is the way to go until batteries are much better as far as energy density,cost and charge time is concerned.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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