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I was touring the Petersen Automotive Museum recently in L.A., and happened upon this car:

http://www.teslamotors.com

...and after picking my jaw back up off of the floor there, I had quite a conversation with one of the company's vice prez's.

They've compared it to the Insight amongst a variety of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles including fuel cells in a chart on their website. I would be very interested in hearing opinions on this car from this forum's members.

The vehicle's two drawbacks: It must be parked near enough to an electrical outlet to charge it. Its price is about $85,000.

The vehicle's selling points: Very sleek & beautiful, no gasoline at all, and 0-60 in 4 sec.

It is also far more reasonably priced than the Venturi Fetish which is also all-lectric & fast, and costs about $600,000.

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While I would think this would better belong in another / non-Honda Insight part of the forum....

Yes I have read about it.... from what I read they are also doing the same trick the T-Zero people did ... by using thousands of 18650 Li-Ion cells in order to get the combination of range and power at a reduced cost... even if that reduced cost still pushes the car cost over $75,000 ....

From what I read it mirrors 90% of the T-Zero Design.... only they claim that thy will actually be producing it for retail sale... while the T-Zero was pretty much just a show case car....

Always good news.... Technology wheel keeps on turning... :)
 

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That would be great and I would buy it for $35,000. Not $80,000.
 

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Hi Jeanne,

Like minako posted there's already an eariler recent thread on this subject. And its in the better forum for the topic.

So I'm locking and redirecting all replies to that thread.
(multiposting - houskeeping duties <yuck> ;) )

Tesla Roadster
http://www.insightcentral.net/forum/vie ... php?t=5226

Sincerely,
 
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