A couple of months ago, I posted an entry on some well-documented information regarding electric car technology. The info came from the web site of a new documentary called Who Killed the Electric Car? For most areas this movie has come and gone, so I’m watching for a DVD release soon.
I think we are at the beginning of a trend toward electric car technology. Gas-electric hybrids barely scratch the surface of what we will see very soon from automobile manufacturers. Tesla Motor’s upcoming release of the Tesla Roadster is more evidence that electric cars are in our forseeable future.
The Roadster is 100% electric, goes 250 miles on one charge, and can reach 60 MPH in only 4 seconds. This particular car is out of reach for normal people who don’t grow money on trees ($100K), but it is a sign of things to come. See what 1 cent per mile looks like at the Tesla Motors web site.