[opendtv] Re: EPA tightens up power specs for PCs

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 20:47:52 -0400

What they fail to mention is that the Tesla can't possibly take
advantage of all that torque at the crank without spinning the wheels -
heck it has 7.5" wheel width in the rear! 

A $35k Lotus Elise with a few modifications (maybe none) would probably
beat it. Just think of what you could save :)


> All that is a bit rich for my taste. ;-)
> I drive Saturns.  I like them.  I got my first one in 1993 and replaced 
> it with the second in 2000.  The plastic bodies don't rust, I don't care 
> about having a fancy new car, and I tend to drive cars for awhile.
> My current thinking is to drive my Saturn until the motor starts having 
> problems, and then get a new Saturn but keep the old one as a possible 
> electric conversion.  By then maybe I'll be able to afford the batteries.
> - Tom
> John Golitsis wrote:
> > Ah, but with the fuel savings it pays for itself in 34.8 years!  ;)
> > 
> > 
> > On 26-Oct-06, at 2:14 PM, John Shutt wrote:
> > 
> >> It's the only way to go if you have $100,000.
> >>
> >> http://www.teslamotors.com/reservations.php?js_enabled=1
> >>
> >> John

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