Friday, April 03, 2009

Tesla Motors: The company we SHOULD give Billions to

found this via (my home page)

Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 07:44:31 PM PDT

After all the recent talks about the collapse of GM there was one relatively little noticed piece of news which I thought needed some attention. American Car Company Announces 4 door electirc sedan

You see there is an American Automotive company which I feel should be getting the investments that these Detroit dinosaurs are currently getting. That company is Tesla Motors and they have an amazing new Sedan which is 100% green technology and could beginning of the future for electric cars. With the right investment that is.

Why don't we take a huge chunk of those BILLIONS we are throwing at GM et. al. and throw them to a company which is at the forefront of design and technology which could wean us away from foreign oil, and move us in the Green direction?

Lets take a look at Tesla's newest offering:

The Model S

Tell me this is not a sexy car that you wouldn't be proud to own and sport around town? Its range before recharge? 300 miles!

I remember when I was working as an advertising executive for a small yellow pages firm back home, I used to have to travel all over the county meeting clients and making sales pitches. I dont think I EVER drove more than 300 miles in a day.

How long to recharge? 4 hours on a regular 220V plug. If you get a home 480V outlet you can charge this baby up in just 45 minutes.

The current cost? That is the part that would need serious government and private investment to bring down (the former would encourage the latter):
around 50,000 dollars.

If the US Government was serious about "going Green" and building a 21st century transportation infrastructure why not invest in a company which could be scaled UP right now, creating high paying manufacturing jobs and helping the environment in one fell swoop?

For more info on the Model S see here

1 comment:

  1. saving Detroit "dinosaurs" is more about stopping an economic doomsday than a savvy investment in the next big thing. we'll see how Tesla does though. Their cars are pricey and they are going after a niche market.