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Electric vehicle production moves ahead

Tesla Motors has gone from next to nothing to one of the most talked about names in the auto industry in a matter of months. They’ve done it with one amazing car, the amazing Tesla Roadster. For those not in the know, it’s a pure electric vehicle that not only looks like a sports car but performs like one too. Sharing many of its structural components with Lotus this speedy little machine delivers supercar-like performance of 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, and can travel 400 km (250 mi) per recharge. More importantly is that the Tesla is not a vehicle of false promises, as it is capable of delivering right now.

For what it offers the Tesla sedan could be considered affordable given that previous electric vehicles could only be leased, and that the Roadster has a price tag of $92,000 US. Tesla’s goal is to produce 100,000 units of the sedan per year.

Tesla hopes to have vehicles on the road in three year’s time, meaning that the engineers working on the project will be in overdrive.

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