The TeslaMay 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Technology, Transportation | 1 Comment
Lets see – a sports car. Built by Lotus. Production has just begun and theres a 900 unit backorder. Thats about 15 months. Orders have come from Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney and Kelsey Grammer for the $124,000 US car. 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds.
And its all Electric.
“Because it’s an electric motor it’s got 100 percent torque all the time. So it just pulls you like when you’re taking off in an airplane.” 225 miles on a charge, 3.5 hour recharge on Lithium Ion batteries. Less than 2 cents a mile.
They plan a sedan called the Whitestar for 2010. They opened a retail store in California at the beginning of this month. It’s also backed by the founders of eBay, Google and PayPal.