Tesla Motors Roadster

It sounds like one of Firesign Theater’s many wacky car companies (Aleister Crowley’s Used Cars, Medieval Motors, Jailbird Motors), but apparently, Tesla Motors is real and planning on selling this all-electric roadster. Here are some stats (claimed by the makers):

* 100% Electric
* 0 to 60 in 4 seconds
* 135mpg equivalent
* 250 miles per charge
* About 1 cent/mile

This is the car company that Elon Musk of PayPal, Sergey Brin of eBay, Larry Page of Google, and Jeff Skoll (formerly of eBay) are behind, making it the first Silicon Valley car company. And true to its computer tech roots, this car runs on 6,831 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the same type used in your laptop. Crazy. Read Joshua Davis’s piece from Wired on the company.

Thanks, Ron!