Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hybrids, Plug-in or Otherwise

Many of you have asked me about hybrid technologies, forcing me to gather my thoughts on the subject. Let me start off by drawing a clean distinction between today’s hybrids (like the Prius), and “Plug-in Hybrids” as proposed by James Woolsey and others.
Today’s hybrids are purely gasoline-powered cars. Forget the hype from Toyota – the [...]

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Technology Comparison

Editor’s Post: Martin has been here, there, and everywhere this week, presenting to a variety of audiences to spread the word about the new Tesla Roadster. Sadly for us, this means that he has not had time to write a blog article this week. However, all is not lost. I have taken a section from [...]

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Many of you have asked me about several alternative technologies and why they are not used in the Tesla Roadster. These technologies range from other existing battery technologies (e.g. lithium iron phosphate) to technologies that are on the horizon (e.g. ultracapacitors) to impossible technologies that ultimately boil down to perpetual motion. I will try to [...]

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Ethanol, Ethanol Everywhere, Time to Stop and Think

Editor’s Note: As our Blog has taken off in popularity, we’ve come to realize the informal style of a blog isn’t the most responsible place to convey something as important as our most up-to-date information on battery safety. Thanks in part to our conversations with you in the blog, we have released several updates to [...]