Check out the video below. It's from Mark Templeton, who can't stop smiling because he got his Tesla Roadster. Watch it and you'll understand why.
I so desperately want one. Especially the jet black color. If Batman had an electric car, this would be it. The only problems for me are it costs about $110,000 and takes about 12 months to get one. Ha ha, like I could actually get past the first problem, right?
If you don't already know, the Tesla Roadster is an all-electric (uses lithium ion batteries) two-seater. It goes zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and gets the equivalent of 256 mpg. Its batteries will take you about 220 miles. Performance, efficiency and range — what's not to love?
But here's the best part: with the national average price of electricity being about 10 cents per kilowatt hour, you'd pay less than 2 cents per mile to drive this car. Rock.
You can learn more about Tesla Motors and the Tesla Roadster here.
John Rockhold is a green car enthusiast and Contributing Editor for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Find him on Google+.