Urbin Report

Monday, July 24, 2006

The Tesla Roadster

Now this is cool. Autoblog reports on the electric Telsa Roadster. The name itself is enormously cool. If you don't know why, your knowledge of American technology history is lacking.

Last night Tesla Motors unveiled their uber-chic Roadster, a supercharged electric vehicle that looks, feels and drives like many other high-end sports cars. The main difference is the noise. Powered by a 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor, the Roadster can go 130 mph and does 0-60 in about 4 seconds, all completely silent.