Wednesday, June 06, 2007

RE: Condoleezza Rice Promotes Tesla

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Date: Jun 6, 2007 6:18 PM

Tesla Roadster, car which the most powerful woman in the world is promoting, “borrowed” the name of great Serbian inventor.

Tesla Roadster electromobile can reach 100 km/h in about four seconds, while Tesla, is promoted by Condoleezza Rice, US Minister of Foreign Affairs.

When someone says electromobile, the first thought that comes to mind is a banana-shaped shoe-box on three wheels, like the 1970`s Sinclair.

But, would anyone imagine a sports two-seater whose lines not even the little horse on hind legs would be ashamed of, a machine that speeds up in four seconds to 100 km/h and can go 210 km/h? And with a price of measly 92,000 dollars?

Everything of the above is the Tesla roadster, debut of Tesla Motors company, which can drive its eco-aware owner 322 kilometres with one battery charge. Without the owner being a “loser with a junk car on electricity”. Roadster`s energy efficiency is equal to a car fuelled with petrol which would spend 1.74 litres of petrol in 100 kilometres, the manufacturers claim.

Tesla Motor company was established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, now the company president and perhaps the greatest individual shareholder with invested 37 million dollars. Musk headed collecting capital for the company, enticing Google co-founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page as investors, as well as former eBay president Jeff Skoll.

With such a team of investors it is clear to see that top of the crop of California gathered at Roadster`s first presentation, headed by eco-aware governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. During a special presentation, several months later, USA Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was given a chance to take a ride in the Roadster and she then enabled the same pleasure to her Australian colleague Alexander Downer. Apart from promoting the electromobile, Rice was promoting Tesla as well.

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