Thursday, January 31, 2008

7GEN: A $672 electric car

A conversion of a Geo Metro done on the cheap. First they used a lot of second hand parts, such as a used forklift provided many parts and they could sell the carcas to a metal recycler. Same for the batteries, which they got second hand. The second hand batteries don't have so much range, and the battery pack is very small for this vehicle which ends up giving a top speed of 40 miles/hr.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Web 2.0 vs. Dead Trees

Early in December we finally had the opportunity to have all of the top car magazines put the Tesla through its paces on the roads of northern California. This was a major milestone for Tesla in that, for the first time, we were handing over the keys to third parties who were not customers and [...]

Thursday, January 24, 2008

50 State Legal

It has been quite a while since I have put finger tip to key board and joined the Tesla blogosphere. This might have something to do with my being a little bit busy as we have been maturing the Roadster from an amazing prototype to a full-blown production car.
From Darryl: I am experimenting with a [...]

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ducati's rising star

I just wanted to send a congratulations out to Michael Lock on Ducati's record breaking sales year. Ducati North America was able to grow by a stellar 22% in 2007. We're are very fortunate to have Michael's input as an advisor to Barefoot and it goes to show that well run companies, with strong leadership can perform well despite market cycles.

We recently filmed Michael Lock on our Model One click on the video below to see more...

--Melissa Brandao