Re: [DMCForum] Rich A -- How about this for an electric car?
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Re: [DMCForum] Rich A -- How about this for an electric car?



Quote: "So he started researching alternative technologies and soon realized
it was actually possible for an electric car to combine zip and efficiency.
The problem: Nobody was making one."

Not quite: http://www.commutercars.com/

0-60 in 4 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. Yes, it looks silly, but I sat
in that red prototype you see on the front page and this car rocks. I'd
trade my DeLorean for one. Problem, the price has gone from an initial $85k
to $108k and they're not actually available yet. However, if you showed up
in Spokane, WA with +/- $100k in cash, I'm betting they'd make you one. The
designer & owner of the company is a really great guy.

I loved this quote, though: "Then, after reading biographies of John
DeLorean and Preston Tucker, and reminding himself that launching a car
company was a crazy idea, he did just that."

Eighty grand is a bit much, though. I can't imagine Rich has more than a few
grand into his little toy. If they could get this car under about $30k, I'd
buy one. So would a lot of other people. At $80k it will be a toy for tiny
percent of the population, rather than any real impact in the automotive
world.

-Ryan


On 7/20/06, Dave Stragand <dave.stragand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>   http://www.wired.com/news/wiredmag/0,71414-0.html?tw=rss.index
>
> "The Tesla Roadster is powered by 6,831 rechargeable lithium-ion
> batteries -- the same cells that run a laptop computer. Range: 250
> miles. Fuel efficiency: 1 to 2 cents per mile. Top speed: more than 130
> mph. The first cars will be built at a factory in England and are slated
> to hit the market next summer. And Tesla Motors, Eberhard's company, is
> already gearing up for a four-door battery-powered sedan."
>
> I bet that's faster than the little doorstop-looking thing you bought.
> =)
>  
>


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