Remember Tesla? That electric car company that stood the concept of slow, uninspired electric cars on its head with the Tesla Roadster? You know, the electric car that out-performs most gasoline powered cars?
Well, their next entry into the fray is the Model S sedan. It won't be out until 2012, but you can put a deposit down now if you want. They haven't said yet what the price will be (but it's estimated at US$57,000) and yet they do indeed have over 2200 orders reserved.
The specs are next generation electric to be sure. 300 mile (483km) range (with the biggest battery option). 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds. 120mph (193km/h) top speed. Even the base battery has a range of 160 miles (260km). 3 hours to recharge the base model. If you can get a 480 volt plug installed in your garage, that drops to 45 minutes for a quick charge.
They learn a lot building their $100,000 roadster and much of that technology went into the new sedan. Tesla's next goal is to have their next car, a $20-30,000 electric, out by 2016.
I heart the future......