Monday, March 17, 2008
While Wall Street is losing its mind today over the Bear-Stearns fiasco, some good news was to be had. The first production Tesla Roadster rolled off the assembly line today. It is my feeling that this is the birth of the true American electric car (although it's made in the UK, future models will be made here). While it's got a price tag of a cool 100Gs, it performs as well as cars costing twice that much and more.
Before you dismiss this as just one of those concept type cars that we'll never see or that it's some rich guy's hobby, realize that there are two more designs behind this one. Each of them designed to both lower the price by half and increase the target audience by building a luxury sedan followed by a min suv.
Hopefully, this will do better than my last prediction that the segway was going to take over urban commuting and change the way we build cities. (doh!)