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

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 01:08:13 -0700

I think a tank of gas would do the job just fine. Batteries not
required. When I said modification I meant boost or turbo, not an
electric supercharger. :)

As for the chassis.. no shock there, Lotus Engineering has been doing
that for some time for the 'niche automotive OEM market'.

There are easily two dozen sportscars I would choose that are far
superior to the Tesla for the $100k range - without having to resort to
battery packs and skewed dyno graphs. :P

If you can afford 100k... you can afford the gas!


On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 21:08 -0400, John Shutt wrote:
> Kon,
> After you paid for the 6,800 Li-Ion battery cells to put in your $35,000 
> Elise, you're back up to the $100k range again.  In fact (as if  you didn't 
> know) the Tesla rolling chassis is built by Lotus.  Imagine that?
> John
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 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 :)
> >
> > Cheers
> > Kon

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