Tesla Model Electric Car and Mercedes Hybrid F-Cell Roadster
The first mass-produced, highway worthy electric car, the Tesla Motor, was unveiled today, and they hope to have it ready to sell by 2011. This is a zero-emission car that is powered by a lithium-ion battery and can travel between 160 and 300 miles per charge. Eecutive Elon Musk talks about the car:
The car has an anticipated base price of 57,400 dollars but will cost less than 50,000 after a federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars, Musk said.
While the price tag is steep compared to other mass-market sedans, Tesla has stressed that tax incentives, relatively inexpensive maintenance and the lack of fueling costs will make the car competitive with cheaper rival sedans.
Mercedes also unveiled today their F-Cell Roadster, which is also a hybrid, but perhaps is a little bit more eccentric.
This can only reach a top speed of 15 mph for 217 miles, and this merges design elements from a car and a bike.
The F-Cell Roadstar has the wheels and general aura of the original Benz patent motor car, mixed with a sleek and streamlined fiberglass race-car body and seating. All of which makes for a bizarre-looking but strangely poetic vehicle
So two options for going gree with your vehicles, but perhaps one is safter than the other.