July 21st, 2006

Tesla Motors

Sexier than a Carrera.

Eep.

And it's actually less expensive than I would've expected -- i.e. they're not million dollar beasts only available to movie stars. The first model will start at $80k, comparable to other luxury sports cars. If they catch on enough that the production lines for the batteries and other custom parts can be ramped up, I'd expect to see the price come down further...

If you check their FAQ, they even let you buy a solar power credit, with the car (so it'd be rolled into your auto loan) that pays for new solar power capacity to offset your electricty use for the life of the car. Best. Car company. EVARRRR.

ETA: Ah, the design was a collaboration with Lotus. No wonder it's so pretty...
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