The final cut of the 9th episode of the Tesla Motors Club Podcast, featuring Balazs Biro, of the prominent Hungarian EV channel Villanyautósok, is now available. You can watch it now on YouTube or listen to it on all major podcast networks.
I wonder what the range is on the Electric Miata?
What is required to charge it at home?
What is the battery longevity?
Could it be a true daily driver?
With or without the roll bar, how well does any Miata endure a crash test?
If the only thing it does well is run 1/4 miles really fast, is it worth having a one-trick pony that does only that?
Model S looked to be stock, or near stock, including wheels and tires.
Going to race type tires might help a bit, but it would ALSO have to lose a ton (at lest 2,000 lbs.) of weight in order to be competitive.
Guess we will have to wait for the next version of the Roadster coming out in 4 years or so for the rematch.
These comparison videos confuse me. You're comparing a 7-seat family sedan with a 2 seat home built roadster.... whats the point? I can't wait for someone to do a comparison between a Tesla and a P1. Or a Tesla vs a Formula E racer, it'd be just as relevant.
Why so defensive people??? They made a great fun one off conversion that is superfast off the line. My compliments to the maker! May many more cars like this beat the Tesla Model S. It's proof that EV's are here to stay.
20 mile range using LiFePO4 cells. Not what you want for long range, but perfect for drag racing. The pack weighs only 200 lbs. Probably no thermal management as it isn't needed for racing and LiFePO4 chemistry is very stable.
It's not defensiveness. But let's pretend it is and ask the question: What's the point in the sensationalist title of the video particularly based on relevant knowledge you've just called defensiveness? If it was really just about an amazing EV home project then the title would be similar to the Inside EVs article.
When you're trying to compare seating capacity, range, safety, and comfort of a stock vehicle to a purpose built, 9 second track-only roadster there definitely is some defensiveness going on. None of that really has anything to do with any if this, and makes it apparent that the point of the video and vehicle is lost. As for the title of the video... something about books and their covers? We're all here to have fun, no? It's not a pissing match anymore than someone working out with dumbells next to an Olympic power lifter doing the clean and jerk is.