Battery-Fueled Car Will Smoke You
The world's first lithium-ion supercar is here and it's rocking. From 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds, zero emissions never looked so hot.
The Tesla Roadster is powered by 6,831 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries -- the same cells that run a laptop computer. Range: 250 miles. Fuel efficiency: 1 to 2 cents per mile. Top speed: more than 130 mph. The first cars will be built at a factory in England and are slated to hit the market next summer. And Tesla Motors, Eberhard's company, is already gearing up for a four-door battery-powered sedan.
A range of 250 miles at 1 cent per mile means that it would cost around $2.50 to fill up the car. That's what I call cheap. The price of the roadster hasn't been disclosed yet, but unfortunately, I'm pretty sure it won't be affordable.
You can read the full article over at Wired or go and visit Tesla Motors' official site right here.
edit: I got my hands on a video presentation of the tesla roadster. Check it out: