Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Electric Car: the Teslamobile

"Video: Tesla Model S on the Road"
Chuck Squatriglia, Autopia, Wired (January 18, 2011)

"Tesla Motors has just released a short video of the Model S on the road, and we'll say this: Damn that car is gorgeous.

There's not much in the way of info, just one minute and 40 seconds of an alpha-build (Tesla-speak for preproduction prototype) S on an unspecified back road. We don't see him behind the wheel of the slick electric vehicle, but vehicle dynamicist (Tesla-speak for test driver) Graham Sutherland sings the car's praises in the Tesla blog....

There's a little more text, and - as the title implies - a video of that nifty newer-than-new electric car.

The Lemming's impressed by the new electric vehicles that are humming their way onto the road. Scientists and engineers seem to have worked the kinks out of making an electric car with adequate performance. For quite a while, electric cars were the sort of thing someone would buy for the pleasure of saying 'I bought an electric car.'

For the Lemming, that wasn't much of an incentive.

If the name of that company, Tesla Motors, sounds familiar - you may be someone who keeps up to date with transportation industry news.

Or you may have heard of the colorful Nikola Tesla and his equally colorful ideas.

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Brigid said...

I haven't heard of Tesla Motors before, but I have heard of Nikola Tesla. He was... interesting.

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...


Me, too: on both counts.

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