Falling in Love with an Electric Car

Reader Contribution by Staff

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 .