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RE: Tesla's Model S will go 300 miles and cost $77,400
The distance the car will go is impressive, but after 300 miles, it takes 45 minutes (at least) to charge up at a commercial charging station. Do you think charging your car up will be free at one of these stations? Imagine a trip to LA from San Francisco, waiting 45 minutes, or more to charge up your car at a comercial charging station. I guess you could have lunch, but how many commercial charging stations have you seen along side a Denny's the last time you were driving down I-5? And taking a trip from San Francisco to Reno, NV, in winter, with a two wheel drive car is not fun if it snows. For almost $80k, you would think the car would have an all wheel computer controlled drive system. Yes, there is an electric car that has just that. It's called the Elica, and was developed in Japan. In my opinion, the Tesla Model S could be successfull in certain markets, but at almost 80 grand can not compete in markets where four wheel drive vehicles are necessary.
Posted by EMCam
9th Mar 2011