Tesla unveils its all-electric, seven...

Tesla unveils its all-electric, seven-seat sedan

There are 24 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 26, 2009, titled Tesla unveils its all-electric, seven-seat sedan. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

With a grin and a theatrical flourish, the chief designer of Tesla Motors unveiled Thursday what the fledgling automaker hopes will be the family friendly, mid-sized sedan of the future.

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GP ME

Cerritos, CA

#1 Dec 1, 2009
At least go from LA to Vagas!

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B-Lo

#2 Dec 1, 2009
Looks like the Volt has some "stiff" competition.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#3 Dec 3, 2009
What's a Tesla?

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#4 Dec 3, 2009
I am betting you'll see a fair number of these sell. In states like arizona and florida with a lot of sunshine, it makes a lot of sense. Mount solar cells on the roof to partially charge the
batteries. And $5 for a recharge, you cannot beat
that.
eskymi

Marquette, MI

#5 Dec 3, 2009
My question about the Tesla is that it says it will go 300 miles on a single charge, that is cool.

What I wonder is let's say you drive 100 miles and stop to shop for a couple hours, is the battery draining while it's just sitting there and if so, how many miles does it cut off at the end of the drive? Know what I mean?

Or will it go 300 miles regardless of whether it's all at once, over 1 day, over 2 days...etc.

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ridgefarm Il

#6 Dec 3, 2009
eskymi wrote:
My question about the Tesla is that it says it will go 300 miles on a single charge, that is cool.
What I wonder is let's say you drive 100 miles and stop to shop for a couple hours, is the battery draining while it's just sitting there and if so, how many miles does it cut off at the end of the drive? Know what I mean?
Or will it go 300 miles regardless of whether it's all at once, over 1 day, over 2 days...etc.
The problem is if you suffer a significant temperature drop, you will lose a certain amount of charge in your battery, so you never want to push the 300 miles too much. However, if you're in a sunny state, like california or florida, you can install solar panels
to partially recharge the batteries while you're parked.
eskymi

Marquette, MI

#7 Dec 4, 2009
That's a good idea.

Unfortunately I live in a place where it gets very cold. In fact it's about 25 degrees right now. Burrr

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B-Lo

#8 Dec 5, 2009
The Tesla is much more viable than the Volt for the money.

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ridgefarm Il

#9 Dec 6, 2009
The Authority wrote:
The Tesla is much more viable than the Volt for the money.
At $49000, the tesla is even less of an option for the masses
than the volt. The only people you'll see in the tesla will be
hollywood stars and those with the money to afford it. Plus its
limited to city driving due to a 45 minute recharge time. The
volt has an internal combustion engine to generate electricity
for long trips.

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B-Lo

#10 Dec 6, 2009
Tom Loy wrote:
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At $49000, the tesla is even less of an option for the masses
than the volt. The only people you'll see in the tesla will be
hollywood stars and those with the money to afford it. Plus its
limited to city driving due to a 45 minute recharge time. The
volt has an internal combustion engine to generate electricity
for long trips.
The Tesla goes 300 miles on a charge for your $49,000, while the Volt will go a "claimed" 40 miles on a charge for $40,000. The Tesla is better engineered and has been tested in the market, the Tesla has better performance and styling, and will have higher resale.

Tom, you go ahead and purchase a Volt if you'd like.
joe

Jacksonville, FL

#12 Dec 6, 2009
At least both of them out preform Toyota and are not fugley like the Toyota.
eskymi

Marquette, MI

#13 Dec 6, 2009
Joe,

Why can't anyone have an intelligent conversation about a news story without some jack off slamming Toyota. The more you, Vance, JJAds slam toyota the more it makes me realize that Toyota is far superior to your favorite car company. Makes me glad I own three. I can't stand certain sports teams (yankees, patriots) why because they are always so good and I am sick of them. Must be the same for you and Toyota.

Back on topic. Since I don't really care about the future of the enviorment as myself and most of my loved ones will be dead within the next 100 years before there is a really a problem...neither VOLT nor TESLA is for me. I can buy a nice car for $30,000 and use the other $20,000 to buy a whole lot of gas.

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B-Lo

#14 Dec 6, 2009
Joe exemplifies the problem with the U.S. It's sad to see we have people so far lacking in intelligence that they give the U.S. absolutely no competitive advantage or add any value to an employer.

Joe will continue to drive his clapped out used vehicle and be angry with those that are more progressive.

Joe is a liability to our country.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#15 Dec 6, 2009
The Authority wrote:
<quoted text>The Tesla goes 300 miles on a charge for your $49,000, while the Volt will go a "claimed" 40 miles on a charge for $40,000. The Tesla is better engineered and has been tested in the market, the Tesla has better performance and styling, and will have higher resale.
Tom, you go ahead and purchase a Volt if you'd like.
Nope. Both the tesla and the volt are overpriced.
joe

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Dec 6, 2009
No I say this because the "ATHORITY" is on every web page saying that Toyota is the best at everything. Honda and ford are more fun to drive just as good not so ugly.

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ridgefarm Il

#17 Dec 7, 2009
My philosophy is that cars are just a product. No more, no less. To be loyal to a particular product and say everything else is poor, is an emotion which has no place in a rational discussion of pros/cons. I currently own a honda civic hybrid, and love it. I didn't consider ford and GM as they had nothing that gets the mileage of the civic hybrid.

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B-Lo

#18 Dec 7, 2009
I made no mention of Toyota in this thread, only gave some creedance to the Tesla for having a proven alternative fuel vehicle on the road.
joe

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Dec 14, 2009
Tesla is a nice car when will they make something in the 40K range.I do wish them luck.
joe

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Dec 14, 2009
The Authority wrote:
Joe exemplifies the problem with the U.S. It's sad to see we have people so far lacking in intelligence that they give the U.S. absolutely no competitive advantage or add any value to an employer.
Joe will continue to drive his clapped out used vehicle and be angry with those that are more progressive.
Joe is a liability to our country.
Well Im glad I contribute nothing to my employer.I work in a hospital and I am in the marine corps reserve.Maybe the next time they send me to Iraq you could come along and show us how its done since you are so smart.I am decorated vetran what are you?

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B-Lo

#21 Dec 14, 2009
joe wrote:
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Well Im glad I contribute nothing to my employer.I work in a hospital and I am in the marine corps reserve.Maybe the next time they send me to Iraq you could come along and show us how its done since you are so smart.I am decorated vetran what are you?
You probably received a medal for serving up the best fried catfish on base. If you call that decorated, then have at it. The Marine Corps (learn to capitalize it "soldier") compensates you for your service, and that is thanks enough. Slinging chow in a base well remote from the insurgency suits you quite well, thanks for your service. I'm glad you can work the canteen at the hospital.

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