According to the Motley Fool, Elon Musk of Paypal fame brings us the Tesla Roadster, a green car powered totally by electricity with cost and performance rivaling luxury sport cars. Unlike what many of us have come to think of and expect from electric cars, the Tesla Roadster is not a clunky, slow, expensive experiement by some big car company. Rather it looks great, is fast and is reasonably priced for a sports car when compared to sports cars in its category (as fast as some Porsche and Ferraris). Heck Left Lane reports the 2009 Corvette ZR1 (abotu $104,000) is just 0.6 seconds faster to 60 at 3.6 seconds, but it will cost you a pretty penny at the pumps!
Says Motley Fool:
Tesla’s efficiency compared to a car getting 20 MPG is equivalent to paying about $0.73 for a gallon of gas — not to mention it’s completely emissions-free.
The Tesla Roadster | 100% Electric | 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds
burns no oil | pennies per mile to operate
All I want to know is how long before Tesla Motors turns its eyes on an electric car for the masses? It can’t be too far off, and I’m sure investors will be lining up if the company ever goes public.