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Old 02-05-2010, 03:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Aside from that there's some interesting stuff in the piece, like this chart of range vs. speed for the Roadster:
Well, at least it illustrates how even electric motors can benefit from proper gearing. Not that any of the roadster's drivers care about efficient at a steady ~15ph.

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Seems like a Tesla might not be the ideal vehicle for that situation?
Yeah, plus I often pick up a few bales of hay or sacks of horse feed on the way, to save them the trip. The thought of drivig a Tesla with a bale of alfalfa in the passenger seat somehow just doesn't seem right :-)
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't care how far it goes, I crave one anyway. (And I have averaged 17MPH on a bicycle for 100+ miles.)
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't care how far it goes, I crave one anyway.
...remember the old saying: "...beauty is only skin deep..." because once the battery goes flat, it's gonna be one heck of a l-o-n-g walk lugging that extension cord.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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People who will spend $100,000 on a car, aren't necessarily smart about cars. They're making a statement. They may think the statement is, "I'm rich and I'm green", but it may be closer to, "I'm rich and clueless."

Me - I'd love to get 220 miles at 60 MPH, but with as much fun as it's supposed to be pushing the accelerator of a Tesla, I might end up without a clue myself.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So it's not the accelerator pedal, so much as the de-evolution pedal?
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Uuhhhggggg!!!!!! (Neanderthal for "faster".)
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
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LOL! I needed that laugh.
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Uuhhhggggg!!!!!! (Neanderthal for "faster".)
...ah, ha! a new TV-role for those two, out-of-work GEICO "cavemen" (ha,ha)! Tesla salesmen!

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