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Tesla Roadster - pushing the limits of electric cars



Wired had an article today talking about this car - Tesla's Roadster that runs on more than 6800 lithium batteries! For those who don't know, lithium batteries are the batteries that your laptops use. These wasn't the only interesting thing about this car. It does 0-60 in about 4 seconds, and, according to Wired the realistic top speed is 130mph (even though the dash goes up to 150mph).

posted by bla on Thursday, July 20, 2006

10 Comments:

At 20 July, 2006 07:42, Blogger Ameet said...

you shouldnt worry about getting hurt in an accident... you'll have to worry about getting electrocuted !!

 
At 20 July, 2006 14:05, Blogger denis said...

lol

True, but the top speed is still enough to crash.

Btw, I'm so tired of drewling over these cars. I want to ride one of them... :(

 
At 20 July, 2006 18:45, Blogger Ameet said...

i drove a 1970 oldsmobile cutlass v8 at 140mph ... it was out of this world !!

 
At 20 July, 2006 18:48, Blogger Ameet said...

if the car can reach 135mph then they'll have to adhere to the federal rules and regulations to make it absolutely safefor the driver in case of a crash. But what if they crash and the emergency guys normally cut through metal.. that's when they are in for a shock :)

 
At 20 July, 2006 23:42, Blogger Random said...

The only time I topped 140 mph was on a motorcycle. Talk about being stupid!!!

 
At 21 July, 2006 06:41, Blogger bla said...

Hey I wanna be stupid once or twice too! :( I'll have to see just how fast my car can go I guess lol

 
At 21 July, 2006 08:25, Blogger Ameet said...

youve got balls maximus ... i drove in front of the cop headquarters ... and didnt get caught ... afterall getting caught is a crime :)

 
At 21 July, 2006 15:38, Blogger Random said...

Nice. good thing they didn't have the front radar system on when you went by ameet.

I was on the freeway at about 3 AM. It was deserted. But now I'm "responsible". Good thing I got it out of my system at a young age. (22?)

 
At 22 July, 2006 13:49, Blogger denis said...

I guess I have a year (I'm 21 now) to get out of my system. :)

I wonder if I should pimp my scooter (45mph top speed right now) or buy a motorcycle. What do you guys think?

 
At 23 July, 2006 13:20, Blogger bla said...

Yeah Denis pimp that thing out! Put a rocket engine on it like that VW beetle lol.

By the way just wanted to introduce - Ameet is a friend from Kent State (although we both are done and he recently moved to PA since he started a new job).

 

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