Taking the Tesla for a spin

December 4, 2009

We took a short spin in a Tesla to see what an all-electric sports car was like. The Roadster Sport wasn’t totally silent, but it wasn’t loud — and it was fast (zero to 60 miles per hour in under 4 seconds). We got lots of looks, too. Tesla calls it “performance with a clean conscience” but building the $109,000 machine creates a carbon footprint, and charging it requires relying in part on a fossil-fuel-fired power plant — most places, anyway. Sources tell us the company is planning to go public.

That said, it’s fun to drive. Here’s a quick look:

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Tesla, and the other all electric cars, will save the planet. http://bit.ly/eQSO6

Posted by Fran1 | Report as abusive

$109,000? That’s a Honda Civic and enough gas to keep it running for 60 years. Build a PHEV I can afford, and I’ll buy it tomorrow.

Posted by Fishrl | Report as abusive

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