Comments on: Tesla hoping slow and steady will win the electric car race http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike B. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336277 Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:09:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336277 LOL! Good one Turismo. That’s why they have cooling for those batteries. Did you actually do any research on the Tesla? Thier weak point is the transmission >.>

But anyhow, enjoy your $3000 electric rabbit powered by coal-fired power plants dumping more crap into the atmosphere. I’m gonna go fill up on foreign oil for significantly less than $3K :-)

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By: turismo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336223 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 06:15:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336223 Oh — and to the 0-60 comment. Keeping going 0-60 repeatedly in a Tesla and your batteries will blow up. They were never designed for quick discharge and the 1,000 pounds of them under your butt will go off like fireworks. Ever seen a laptop catch fire? — I think you can get the idea.

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By: turismo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336222 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 06:10:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336222 What brain dead person would spend $100K on a Lotus electric golf cart when other electrics cost 1/3 that amount? This isn’t changing the transportation paradigm or getting us off foreign oil. This car is nothing more than a sad publicity stunt proving there’s a sucker born every minute. Google “electric rabbit” and buy the parts for $3,000 like we did in 1981. Tesla “investors” can’t be any smarter than the 27 people who bought one. Yeah, 27 vehicles. Good grief!!

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By: Brian http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336220 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 03:56:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336220 At last, a PRETTY american car! and a ground-breaking electric one to boot. What a pity GM made such a Palin of the Volt. Couldn’t they just have bought out Tesla and made a car the whole world would want at a price more of us could afford?

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By: Mike B. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336217 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:50:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336217 Sorry to burst your budget bubble, but $100k for a Lotus-based car that is in no way intended to haul anything more than @ss? Yeah, that sounds about right.
As for modifying your own vehicle ~ sure, that can be done. But you won’t get the 200mile range and the zero-60 performance that the Tesla gives for the prices you mention.

In fact, if you are worried about your budget, then it is cheaper to keep driving your gas guzzler. Heck, for $10k-$15k, you can buy ALOT of gasoline. ALOT.

Aside from those things, the Tesla website mentions thier innovations eventually being put into a more family freindly format. Think of the Tesla roadster as the developement test bed.

Long live the Tesla!

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By: Ian Webster http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336215 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:35:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336215 WOW, $100,000 for a car that holds two, and no grocerys, For $10,000 to $15,000 you can retro-fit your own car and get around 60 miles to 150 miles a charge, the average travel from home to work to the store and back home is usally less than 60 miles….. $1,700 to $5,000 for motor(s) and controllers, $3,600 for acid gel cell batterys and $ 2,000 for things like a heater , a/c , p/s ,. If you cannot build it yourself add $5,000 or so for your mechanic

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By: Tom Clarke http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/comment-page-1/#comment-336204 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 00:35:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/09/tesla-hoping-slow-and-steady-will-win-the-electric-car-race/#comment-336204 At a $100K a pop? You cannot build a market presence with that type of pricing.

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