Tesla Motors is exhibiting its Roadster Sport next month at the Detroit Auto Show. They are “shipping” their car by driving it the 2700 miles between Los Angeles and Detroit. The cool thing is they are going to drive the car 2700 miles without having to use a single gallon of gasoline. It’s true that they will need to recharge their batteries from the grid every couple of hundred miles, but at least their power “could” be coming from a renewable energy source like wind or solar. It’s a start.
In general I love the idea of electric cars. They’re clean, they’re quiet, and they use electric-motors, which means high low-end torque and great acceleration!
I’d also like to congratulate Laurel, one of our former interns. She’s now an employee at Tesla Motors and has been chosen to drive one of the legs of the trip to Detroit. Have fun.
Here’s a link to the official website for the Tesla drive to Detroit: http://www.teslamotors.com/roadtrip/