View Full Version : Tesla [coal-powered] sports car ready to hum onto highways

May 3rd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Tesla electric sports car ready to hum onto highways (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5750054.html)

LOS ANGELES It's safe to say Jeremy Snyder gets a charge out of the two-seat Tesla Roadster whenever he pulls one off the lot and not because it's equipped with an all-electric engine.
As he pulled one of the sleek new automobiles down a side street Thursday and put the pedal to the metal, its lithium-ion battery-powered engine didn't give off sparks. It just emitted a powerful hum, something like a much quieter version of a jet taking off.

It could be a nuclear-powered car, and therefore less-polluting, if the environmental lobby didn't limit the advance of energy technology in the United States.

May 3rd, 2008, 04:53 PM
I've been paying attention to those for quite some time now. They look nice.

May 6th, 2008, 06:48 PM
This looks more promising than Ethanol. Only potential issue are those 1,000 pound batteries. Exploding cell-phone and lap-top batteries cause enough problems, and they're probably only a pound or less. I'd hate to think of what a 1,000 pound exploding battery could do...