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Date: 02/13/07 02:10 AM

37 Responses to Tesla Motors

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2007 at 1:21 am
    Link: Tesla Motors - Really cool looking electric car.
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    February 12, 2007 at 3:45 pm
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 2:57 am
    wish I had 100k to buy it.
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    240ZettoAKA Female 18-29
    344 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 2:58 am
    I like the name, Tesla.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:29 am

    Well, well, well...

    About. Damn. Time. There`s hope for this world yet... Let me save some money, win the lottery or buy into the right stocks.. then you`ll see me in one of those.

    For now I love my Scion tC.

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:29 am
    I like the name too, amusing homage. However, it`s not a real friggin car, just models.
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    barrel_man Male 18-29
    99 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 4:13 am
    Maybe in 15-20 years, production costs will be cheap enough for the average consumer. But I want a pickup.
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    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 4:55 am
    meh, its a car.
    big woop.
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    1avatar2 Male 13-17
    195 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 5:06 am
    its called tesla because the person who invented tesla technology,her surname was tesla and she was russian
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 6:04 am
    I was hoping for the band. :(
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    keylimepie20 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 8:22 am
    Proto-choped!!!! BBBOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    dumaspere Male 18-29
    102 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 10:10 am
    avatar, nikolai tesla was a man from serbia. and theres not really any one "tesla technology", he came up with tonnes of different things that are still around today

    ps i want one of these so bad

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2007 at 11:04 am
    the one that was on the science channel was more impressive. 8 tires for better traction and speed, only problem with all these electric cars are that the battery for them costs close to 50k each, so when they go out, you have to rebuy your car. soon they will perfect it to go down to better costs, but as it is now, too expensive for the average consumer. and you just KNOW that the govt is going to intervene, just think how much they would lose in oil income!!!!
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 11:11 am
    did ne1 notice the acceleration? `0-60 in ABOUT 4 seconds`
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    Midnightlake Female 18-29
    449 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 11:30 am
    cool, i want a black one
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
    552 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    my sisters name is tesla shes always mad she cant find keychains with her name on them lol
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    sprink99 Male 30-39
    393 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    I bet in the real world this is absolute shi*e. Stuck in the middle of nowhere looking for a plug point. No thanks.
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    Rockefella Male 18-29
    77 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    This car is not a model, it IS in production, based off of the Lotus Elise chassis.

    I think it`s rated at 250hp with acceleration to 60 at around 4 seconds and a topspeed hovering near 140.

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    Danny1129 Male 30-39
    22 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    It`s about time someone made an electric car that didn`t look like crap. Too bad it cost so much.
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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
    228 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    sweet! pretty cool how its electric too.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    Wow, that`s not bad either
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    Yeah the idea is great but the name is so so.

    The thing you have to understand with electric cars is yes they have great acceleration, are free to drive, and don`t polute.

    But because of the battery the whole thing will have a ridiculous weight to it. It`s at best like filing your entire back seat with water.

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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    My middle name is Tesla, I would never drive anything that doesn`t run on the extinction of dinosaurs.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    My mustang has that much horsepower with cold air and dual flowmasters...and I know it sounds a lot better tearing down the road. This thing would kill it in acceleration though, 200+ rwhp at launch..I don`t top that till about 2500 to 2800 rpm. A top speed of 140 is kinda slow though.
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    Here are some specific figures after research, and the reason they probably based their car off the Elise was that the Elise is one of the lightest cars built in the world. It weighs 1900lbs with a chassis that only weighs 150.

    The batery pack and electric engine, compared to a fule tank and gas engine, weigh 600lbs more!

    That`s like having 2 fat people in your car. The values are obviously reversed where a gas engine weighs a lot and the fule weighs little, and an electric engine weighs nothing but the fule weighs I would say about 700 pounds.

    The nice thing about electricity is as space age materials are developed we can make engines lighter, imagine an engine made out of depleted uranium for example. As power cell technology increases battery weight will go down, as only a very very small portion of the mass in a battery is directly used to store electricity.

    Either way the advantages of Electric Engines are clear because EVEN with the equivilent of two Oprahs...

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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:17 pm
    sitting in the car, it still accelerates faster than the original.

    Also the Elise was never about HP, HP means nothing because it`s all about preformance, the mustang weighs the same as this car. 500lbs is enough to cut down track times but when compared to all road cars this will murder them. The Elise chassis would kick your car`s ass.

    Once or if they halv the weight of storing electricity electric cars will crush gas cars.

    The lack of sound is a very sad thing though.

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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    And finally I`d be interested to see how long this charges when taking power from about 4 or 5 separate outlets, because most times an electric car needs a separate plug connecting to the power source your HOUSE uses not the one which any appliance can use.

    It doesn`t cost much to install but most people wouldn`t go to the trouble.

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    blahbored Male 70 & Over
    308 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    Yo, that is one sexaay car ;)
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    70 pounds? I`m calling BS on that. Unless everything was made of plastic, I can`t see something that big being that light...
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    lirael927 Female 18-29
    109 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    I. WANT. IT. But most likely it will still be out of my price range when I graduate from college.
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    thewabbit Male 13-17
    366 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 7:25 pm
    this just in: electric cars do not have to be japanese boxes.

    electric car producers finally got a clue.

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    mcsedad Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    WOW what a deal, I can spend $100000 (check the Buy Tab) and get a car that has a maximum range of 250 miles per charge. Most gas powered cars can do 350 to 400 miles on a tank. And it will be available for sale sometime around April of next year.

    Lets do some simple math. If I buy a $30000 gas powered auto that leaves me with $70K in the bank. With that 70K I can buy 28000 gals. of gas at $2.50/gal. Assuming 25MPG (doable) that`s 700,000 miles I can travel on the money I save. Since no car will last 700K miles I come out ahead economically all the way around since during the life of the car I`ll be using that 70K for other things. This is known as minimizing your lost opportunity costs.

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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 11:24 pm
    so at 100k itll pay for itself in A BILLION YEAR
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    February 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm
    once it`s affordable... maybe.
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    February 14, 2007 at 3:28 am
    I think I saw this in Time or some other magazine couple months back. Nice car. Too expensive.
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    xdeementedxd Female 18-29
    83 posts
    February 14, 2007 at 4:06 am
    My DREAM CAR...
    Oh I am In Love!!!!
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    February 16, 2007 at 3:15 pm
    thats kinda expensive...

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