Monday, April 23, 2007

Electric Sports Car This Fall?

New car manufacturer Tesla Motors appears ready to start selling a sharp-looking, all-electric sports car this fall. The sleek roadster will sell for something around $100,000 and have a range of 220-250 miles. In the past, range has been one of the main problems with 100% electric cars, but technology, pushed by higher oil prices, seems to be catching up to consumer needs.

One other problem with any vehicle like this that is so advanced and different from its peers - where do you get it serviced? I assume that for most repair and maintenance work, you'd be forced to use the dealership for your service, which might limit the available consumer pool. I'd be willing to drive a few hours to buy a car, but to get it worked on?

Still, it's an interesting and promising step forward.

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