|The Tesla Roadster - The Ultimate Electric Car|
|Post by Jo Carey|
|Saturday, 16 August 2008 21:22|
The Tesla Roadster is the car we have been waiting to jump off the pages of science fiction and onto the reality of asphalt. Conceived by Martin Eberhard, it is appropriately named after Nikola Tesla, a scientist from the late 19th century - early 20th century who was ahead of his time. It is powered by a lithium battery, has 400 volts of electric potential, goes 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and is wrapped in a sleek and curvy carbon-fiber body.
The first electric vehicle was invented between 1932 and 1839 by Robert Anderson of Scotland. France and Britain were the first nations to support the development of electric vehicles in the late 1800's with the Americans following. They all but disappeared by 1935 with intermittent resurgences leading to today's heightened interest due to soaring gasoline prices.
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