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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 06:41 PM
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So has Tesla actually delivered any cars yet,...?

They are at about 260 delivered with 20 a week production.
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Originally Posted by Allan Gibbs View Post
They're claiming 300 miles between charges depending on battery pack. So, users will probably have a choice.

For $50K (considering the tax credit), and if they have a decent leasing program (wouldn't want to have it long term until we see how reliable the car and Tesla as a company will be), I'd be interested. It's a nice looking car too.

But, considering Tesla recent reputation, in delays and price increases, I'm not holding my breath.
I would definitely be concerned about Tesla's longevity as a company.
Elon Musk is a giant douche; and they're low on cash.
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0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds of Tesla, even faster than Exige S, but is hard to recharge and will spend a long time to finish it.....

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It was fake??? This just sucks, I can never trust TG again!
you really believed that? Dude, just like every show out there, take it with a grain of salt. Top Gear is an entertainment show, not the be all end all god of cars.

Also, just like a gas car, if you are standing on the "go faster" peddle, you will get worse mileage, thats just how it works.
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It needs these batteries that MIT researchers are working on:
Batteries that recharge in seconds | csmonitor.com

As Daron writes: “36 times faster to recharge than a standard lithium battery. For the Tesla roadster this means it could take 6 minutes instead of 3.5 hours to recharge a battery that lasts 220 miles.”

But it seems there are always "advances" in batteries every so often. I'll be impressed when they start producing them

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Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
So has Tesla actually delivered any cars yet, or is this simply more vaporware?
Saw a Roadster in DeKalb IL this weekend so they're working their way across the country. Striking cars; I thought it was a Lotus but the body lines are much more subtle... classy. If the clams are compatible I'd like to swap.
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