Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So, I'm Getting an Electric Car

2013 Tesla Motors Model S

In case you're not familiar with the car, it is an American made (Fremont, Calif.) pure electric 5+2 sedan. There are several variations in battery size and performance available. The high-performance version will do 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, a quarter mile in 12.5 seconds at 111 mph and travel up to 300 miles between charges. I'm getting a mid-range version with somewhat lower performance and battery capacity.

No more petroleum products to power the car. Since my solar system will provide sufficient energy, there will be no emissions the cost per mile very low. Also, no oil changes, tune-ups, etc., just an annual checkup by Tesla. Did I say it is quiet? I had a chance to test drive one last summer in Austin, but had ridden in one the previous autumn in Fremont. 

I think they're on to something. This car is not just evolutionary, it is revolutionarySmooth, clean, quiet, powerful and good-looking to boot!


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