While Gustav frees up some time for those Ark-La-Tex residents like myself who are too far north to evacuate, I’ve been doing some reading, photo-editing, and thinking. The topic at the moment: the Tesla Roadster.
Before you click on the link above, take a look at the aesthetics of this baby:
What you are looking at is a fully electric sports car. Currently running about $98,000, this sucker is electronically limited to 125 mph (booo!), can go from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, has a range of 220 miles on a single charge, and does not make you look like a moron (*cough*Prius*cough*).
I’m not entirely sold on electric cars being the alternative fuel design of the future, but the idea of a car running like a Ferrari in virtual silence is absolutely amazing, and that’s exactly what the Tesla does.
If there was a (much) cheaper, less sporty version in the future, I’d gladly buy one for me and Shari to drive around town. Imagine: just plug it up when you get home and never worry about the price of gas at the Valero on the corner. Those of you who know me realize that I’m not exactly the prototypical Mr. Green, but I’m definitely in favor of upheaving the internal combustion engine way of doing things and moving to a clean, effective system.
Here’s the only problem: have you ever forgotten to charge your cell phone overnight and realized at about 10:00 AM that you no one was going to be able to reach you for the rest of the day? Well, I dread the (inevitable) day that I forget to charge my car before I go to bed…