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MetroMPG 05-30-2011 08:34 AM

Picture of "our" Tesla Roadster? (Correction - not "ours" ... it's "his"!)
 
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My brother snapped this picture at a traffic light in Ottawa last week of our Tesla Roadster.

(EDIT: Jul 26 - nope, it's not the government Roadster. See correction in posts #6, 7)

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1306755173

I say "ours" because it's owned by the Canadian government (Transport Canada) - had gov't plates. For evaluation / research purposes. Riiiiiiight.

2010 Tesla Roadster - Transport Canada

So 1/34,409,066th is mine! Mine, mine, mine!

My brother says he observed the driver & passenger "evaluating" the car's ridiculous acceleration capabilities several times.

When do I get my turn!!? I only want to do my duty for Queen & country.

euromodder 05-30-2011 09:53 AM

Playing with taxpayers' money is always fun !

dcb 05-30-2011 10:00 AM

lol, I doubt the doors would survive being opened and closed 35 million times. If they gave everyone a turn at the wheel over the next 10 years, that would be about 9 seconds per ride :)

MetroMPG 05-30-2011 10:28 AM

What if we only count taxpayers with drivers' licenses? (The children can't drive it!) That's gotta get me closer to 18 seconds ...

dcb 05-30-2011 10:41 AM

Go for it, I can recall how effective it was when I would tell the cops that I pay their salary...

tes 07-26-2011 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 241803)
I say "ours" because it's owned by the Canadian government (Transport Canada) - had gov't plates. For evaluation / research purposes. Riiiiiiight.

No, that is not the government's Roadster. They don't have a hardtop. They also rarely drive on city streets. There are two other privately-owned Roadsters in Ottawa - one red and one yellow.

MetroMPG 07-26-2011 04:51 PM

Hi tes -

Thanks for the correction.

I should have fixed this thread when I learned that a month ago!

I was mislead by the unique plates on the car, which my brother (who snapped the photo) said looked like special government ones. That's where I made my mistake assuming it was the Transport Canada car.

They are special, denoting it's a "green" vehicle, something I learned from the car's owner at June's EVCO meeting (http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...sla-17960.html) .

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/graphics/en...te-english.jpg

But these special issue green plates are on a private car. I should have corrected this thread back then!

(I don't suppose you're one of those two private Roadster owners? ;-) )

Darin

tes 07-26-2011 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 252405)
Hi tes -

(I don't suppose you're one of those two private Roadster owners? ;-) )

Darin

:eek:

DJBecker 07-26-2011 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by dcb (Post 241829)
Go for it, I can recall how effective it was when I would tell the cops that I pay their salary...

I'm sure it was *very* effective. Your fines usually pay for their lucrative overtime and their high-tech toys.

War_Wagon 07-28-2011 01:12 PM

Well MetroMPG, it would seem to me that if the federal government has one for evalution purposes, it would therefore be a government asset. And as such, at some point it must be disposed of, and federal government vehicle assests get sold via auctions that are open to the general population. Maybe you can score a $1500 Tesla as it's sold off in between the broken down street sweepers and utility trailers!


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