Friday, January 30, 2009
Fast Cars - And Electric!
Fast cars are a dream high for the terminally testosterone addicted. But the low-tech internal combustion engine, however, is a thing of the past. And it's about time. New diesel; hybrid, and all electric cars and trucks are starting to gain traction and soon they will rule the road. That's just where we're going. Get used to it. The good news is that we are not going to have to sacrifice speed in the process. By now, everybody has heard about the Tesla project and most have seen the sexy, low-profile, European-style racer that has lots of hearts pumping hard. Now if they could just get their financing and management team together, maybe we'd see some production models soon. Consumers ready to plonk-down $130,000 can sign-up for Tesla's promised new model, said to be even more powerful than the first prototype. Still won't be the fastest electric at the dance.
In Japan, work continues on the 8-wheeled electric monster on the block. The Eliica (pictured above) is definitely not Kawaii, but it sure does rock when it comes to speed. Just check out the video below.