Wired has given us the first glimpse of the new Tesla Roadster which runs on 6,800 lithium-ion batteries. In other words, the Roadster will be a high performance, electric car – quiet engine, no more gasoline.
Instead of filling this guy with gasoline, you’ll charge it from home (and presumably at charging stations in the middle of the Nevada desert). The Tesla Roadster will come with a home-charging kit that will allow a 3.5 hour recharge. The bigger question: how long does each charge last?
No matter. I’m a big fan of a new energy technologies. We all know that technology improves over time, so even if I have to be inconvenienced at the beginning, the sacrifice is worth the march of progress for energy innovation. Especially as we ween ourselves off the fossil fuels coming out of the crazy, crazy Middle East.
Notice that in the image above the car charger is located in the same spot as a typical gasoline refill tank.
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