July 20th, 2006

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Electric Cars

  • It looks like DaimlerChrysler is showing off a SmartCart fourTwoEV this week in London, for corporate pool lease only.

  • Tesla Motors, the Google-founder-backed electric sports car company, is actually showing off their Roadster - 0-60 in 4s, 250 mile range, "real car features" (not a stripped down shell like the ACPropulsion T-Zero, but using ACPropulsion's best-of-breed power control circuitry), convertible, built by Lotus, apparently priced somewhere between $80k and $150k.

The latter is... fascinating. Droolworthy, even. They're opening the New York sales and service center in late 2007, apparently, but you can get a look at them in California already.