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Old 05-30-2011, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face Picture of "our" Tesla Roadster? (Correction - not "ours" ... it's "his"!)

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)



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.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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
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What if we only count taxpayers with drivers' licenses? (The children can't drive it!) That's gotta get me closer to 18 seconds ...
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Go for it, I can recall how effective it was when I would tell the cops that I pay their salary...
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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.
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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) .



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? ;-) )

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

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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.
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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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