Congratulation to Tesla delivering its first production model to the auto maker’s headquarters in San Carlos, California. Tesla Chairman Elon Musk called “the first production electric car on the road since God knows when,” Mr Musk got another reason to celebrate as this first Tesla is his own considering he was the first one to place an order for the new Roadster sport car. GM you better hurry is you want to be able to call your Volt the second production electric car ’since god knows when’.


Source: Earth2Tech

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  (6023) posted on 02.8.2008

are you people for real? That bit about it being a hybrid because you can go behind and push was a joke.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

If it runs out of battery power, you can still go behind it and push. So it’s a hybrid!

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

GM knows when the last electric car was because they created it, the EV1. And God knows why GM had every one of them destroyed.

The question should have been directed to Saturn, who is said to be putting the first massmarket plug-in electric out for the 2010 model year. Which is still pretty darn tardy.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

Don’t know why the previous post was mangled, but I’ll try posting the link again: wer_experiments.html

look on the "experiments" page at other power dot com if the above does not give you a valid link. Or Google for "otherpower".

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

@Joe Rhinestone: The people at literally built a windmill from wood and dirt. I don’t recommend you go that far, but it can be done! The grid is not required by electric cars.

http://ot r_experiments.html

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

@Joe Rhinestone: No. Electricity can be independently produced by nearly anyone, anywhere. Off-grid homes often rely on electricity far more than on-grid homes, for instance micro-hydro and wind-generator off-gridders often have more electricity than they need to run efficient loads like radios, LEDs, and consequently use electricity in relatively inefficient ways such as for heating.

A poor but clever man can build a wind generator from locally available trash and have more electricity than he knows what to do with. Hugh gott of Scoraig Wind Electric is an example - there are many others. No "grid" or other infrastructure support required. You cannot create an oil drilling and distillation system to run your gasoline car in the same way.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

Nah, this is clearly a norman gas car. You can tell by the four wheels and window layout.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

The Tesla is not a Hybrid. It has NO gasoline, hydrogen or any other engine except an ALL electric one. Please get your facts straight. Thank you.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

Hey Adrian Caspi, according to the website,, it is 100% electric.

Who do you believe?

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

Off the grid? Aren’t electric cars way more dependant on the grid than gas cars.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

No, the Tesla is 100% electric. It is NOT a hybrid.

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

According to this:
http://what-is-what .com/what_is/hybrid_ve hicle.html

The Tesla is Hybrid, no? So why call it electric?

  (6023) posted on 02.7.2008

Between the innovations in solar power and cars like this, we are on the road (pun intended) to not depending on the grid! YEAH!

  (6023) posted on 02.4.2008

It’s begun now...Yes!

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