(2) all you nay-sayers need to think about how progress is truely made. ONE step at a time. at least the chaps at Tesla are probing the future. one has to wonder why the GMs Fords etc are so reluctant to take the steps necessary to get us off oil…. PROFITS thats why… the bozo’s are raking in gigantic profits and will NOT take the next step until those profits stop….. it has nothing to do with the environment nor with the technology being ready…ITS ALL ABOUT THE PROFITS]]>
Tesla are designed and made by Lotus, who have tons of experience of building small,light safe cars. Battery replacement costs: Batteries are estimated, and warrenteed, for 100K miles, and expect to cost around $12,000. That’s average for maintenance costs for most exotic cars (Porsche, Ferraris(more), etc)]]>
They have addressed the safety issues he raises as well. I have to wonder if Mr. Nelson has any involvement (in stocks or direct involvent with the car industry, or the oil industry because he clearly is trying to discredit this amazing vehicle.
That this car will indeed in relatively short order render internal combustion engines obsolete must be scaring the heck out of those involved with either of the two above mentioned industries.
This IS the wave of the future, and judging by GM’s efforts to speed the Chevy Volt’s delivery is an indication that GM has smelled the roses. It would not however, surprise me if GM is building a vehicle in the Volt that will be a disaster to those who buy them, and then ditch the entire idea claiming the technology is faulty and then crush the vehicles as they did with the EV1.
Unfortunately for GM, those who leased the vehicles (they were not allowed to buy them which should give you a clue about their intentions) loved the cars and even demonstrated to keep them. Of course GM shut up that controversy in short order. I am not privy to what GM offered (if anything) to those owners to keep quiet, but it makes we conspiracy nuts curious about why they killed the electric car. Perhaps someday we will learn the whole truth.
I am going to buy or rent that movie someone mentioned above called “Who Killed The Electric Car”. I’m sure that will offer some insight as to what happened. In the meantime, I am waiting for Tesla to build the sedan they have been talking about, which will retail at about 50k, or about half the price of the Roadster.
Keep your eyes and ears open people, a revolution in the car world is happening.]]>