Thursday, July 20, 2006

Battery-Fueled Car Will Smoke You!

By Joshua Davis, from Wired magazine 12:00 PM Jul, 19, 2006
Martin Eberhard holds the brake down with his left foot and presses on the accelerator with his right. The motor revs, the car strains against the brake. I hear ... almost nothing. Just a quiet whine like the sound of a jet preparing for takeoff 5 miles away. We're belted into a shimmering black sports car on a quiet, tree-lined street in San Carlos, California, 23 miles south of San Francisco. It has taken Eberhard three years to get this prototype ready for mass production, but with the backing of PayPal cofounder Elon Musk, Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and ex-eBay chief Jeff Skoll, he has created Silicon Valley's first real auto company.

"You see any cops?" Eberhard asks, shooting me a mischievous look. The car is vibrating, ready to launch. I'm the first journalist to get a ride.
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Blogger Duncan Mackenzie said... will be doing an interview with a former member of that company who left to develop a more 'extreme' electric vehicle... stay tuned

Friday, July 21, 2006 1:17:00 AM  
Blogger ZapperGirl! said...

thanks Duncan!

Friday, July 21, 2006 4:29:00 AM  

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