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Old 04-19-2010, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tesla vs Electro-Metro!

Hey EVeryone!

Tomorrow, I am taking the Electro-Metro to a ribbon-cutting grand opening of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station!

There will be a Tesla Roadster there as well, but I am pretty sure all the TV crews are coming out to see the homebrew Metro.

I mean WHO NEEDS 200+ miles per charge and crazy acceleration when they could have $10 hub caps, an open source controller, and a dashboard virtual picture frame!

So anyways, I'm taking my camera and will try to get some nice photos of low-budget meeting high-budget.

Maybe if I really beg, they will allow me to stare at the Tesla.

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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An EV charging station? Already? Wow. Sure surprising to me. The media should be more interested in the Electro-Metro. Truth is though, I'd rather take a Tesla, then gut it, and shove the EV components into something like an Aveo. $10 hubcaps, plus a 200+ mile range.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey EVeryone!

Tomorrow, I am taking the Electro-Metro to a ribbon-cutting grand opening of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station!

There will be a Tesla Roadster there as well, but I am pretty sure all the TV crews are coming out to see the homebrew Metro.

I mean WHO NEEDS 200+ miles per charge and crazy acceleration when they could have $10 hub caps, an open source controller, and a dashboard virtual picture frame!

So anyways, I'm taking my camera and will try to get some nice photos of low-budget meeting high-budget.

Maybe if I really beg, they will allow me to stare at the Tesla.
Is the EV Charing Station being opened in Wisconsin? If so where?
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This will take place at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

11:00 AM
Tues April 20th, 2010

It will be the ribbon cutting for a ChargePoint Station.
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This will take place at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

11:00 AM
Tues April 20th, 2010

It will be the ribbon cutting for a ChargePoint Station.
That would be awesome to see. Sadly I have school.

I don't think my parents will let me call in sick for school to see the first EV charging station.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Remember to bring up cost per mile/HP etc. (your Metro should win that race ALL day)
I suppose that if a person bought both cars, and put 100,000 miles on each of them, the cost per mile would be about a dollar for the Tesla and a penny for the Metro!
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I got to ride in a Tesla! (The blue one. Thanks Carl!)

Here are some photos:
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More later!

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