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  •  Maybe the idea to get attention, i.e. the (1+ / 0-)
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    Spekkio

    Chevy Volt.

    Build a supercar first, then build for the masses.

    We are all droogie6655321

    by Buckeye BattleCry on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 08:35:12 AM PST

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    •  When the Model S or whatever it's called now (3+ / 0-)
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      actually rolls off the assembly line, then "the masses" will have something to aspire to. And then several generations later, perhaps even buy.

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

      by ticket punch on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 08:57:54 AM PST

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      •  Jeremy Clarkson's review of the Roadster (3+ / 0-)
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        this year was not good, not good at all--

        All of which brings me on to the curious case of the battery-powered Tesla sports car that I reviewed recently on Top Gear. Things didn’t go well. The company claimed it could run, even if driven briskly, for 200 miles, but after just a morning the battery power was down to 20% and we realised that it would not have enough juice for all the shots we needed.

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        Tesla, when contacted by reporters, gave its account of what happened and it was exactly the same as ours. It explained that the brakes had stopped working because of a blown fuse and didn’t question at all our claim that the car would have run out of electricity after 55 miles.

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        ...the US-made Tesla works only at dinner parties. Tell someone you have one and in minutes you will be having sex. But as a device for moving you and your things around, it is about as much use as a bag of muddy spinach.

        Ouch.

        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/...

        We are all droogie6655321

        by Buckeye BattleCry on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 08:59:09 AM PST

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