“The car is to start around $35,000 and with a $7,500 federal electric car tax credit, could cost $27,500. Tesla says the five-seat car will be able to go 215 miles (133 kilometers) on a single charge and will be sporty, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds. Musk had said that production was on track to start in July, but Tesla has often faced delays in getting vehicles to market. The Palo Alto, California-based company aims to make 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of this year and 10,000 per week in 2018.”
See Tesla says its Model 3 car will go on sale on FridayMy preferred EV is not alone. Competition in EVs is ramping up. Even Tesla which has started with very expensive high-end models is now competing with the likes of Nissan Leaf in price/performance. Solo, however, is in a niche by itself, a single-seater commuter, but in a year or two competition will ramp up there too. It may help that some people don’t know a kilometre from a mile as in TFA but Solo is by far the most efficient EV I’ve seen. It can compete on the numbers: miles/kWh, cost of operation and price. It’s aerodynamic, it’s light, it’s small and doesn’t lug around anything that’s unnecessary. That keeps down the price and gives the customer what they want, trouble-free transportation from A to B.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.