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Evo magazine: Electric Special: Tesla Roadster

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. dpeilow

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    M-007P ?
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    Finally!

    Lightning strikes

    Is the Tesla a rival? Chris Dell is unequivocal: ‘As far as we see it, we’re all in this together, and the more electric cars that are out there taking this process forward, the better.’

    Leave it to the Brits to take the classy route.
     
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    Lightning strikes

    "...and a level of detail that includes pedals machined with ‘+’ (throttle) and ‘–’ (brake) symbols.":biggrin:
     
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    It's used in the context of Auto Racing. I heard the phrase used:

    "turn a wheel in anger"

    to describe Katherine Legge (UK driver):

    Katherine Legge
    YouTube - Katherine Legge Crash on Road America

    I think the phrase has UK origins. Listen to K. Legge's post crash interview, typical British class.. I've met her (& her Dad), & they are good people.
     
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    Aptera too:
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    I had heard it before. Perhaps from watching a lot of 'Top Gear'.
     
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    Would that make the Aptera faster as its accelerator is marked "++" while the Lightning is only "+"
     
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    Now, now. We're all in this together. Poor form to suggest one is better than the other.
     
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    I believe that means the peddle is missing two electrons instead of just one. :wink:
     
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    The Aptera is leaking electrons? Well, better that, I suppose, than the current helium leak at the LHC, er, "Halo".
     
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    And it is true that with regenerative braking, stepping on the "-" will gain electrons...
     
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    Two cars?!

    Just when I was thinking it might be a good Electric Car standard item. Not invasive, just kind of a cool "in" thing.

    I hope Tesla adopts it. Some "we are all in this together" unity would be nice.
     
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    These also offer another term for writers (they love that).

    I stepped on the plus pedal and felt the power of electrons pushing me back into my seat.

    The plus pedal is always ready to give more.

    I was nonplussed how this little motor could rocket the car with just a touch of this pedal.

    Just when Martin was asking for a new word.
     
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    Actually, the number of electrons is basically unchanged. It's their potential that's changing.:rolleyes::smile:
     
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    Hey! Another Electric Vehicle descriptor term!

    This one works well in article titles:

    The Tesla Potential.
    No shifting, all Potential.
    Changing Potential. The thrill of a Tesla.
    Potential Energy has never been so much fun.
    Living up to potential.



    Sorry to rant again but I guess I'm in the mode.
     
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    How about this?:

    ...After 3.5 hours, the battery pack is "all excited now". I pushed on the "excitement pedal" to let the pack share some of that excitement with the eMotor. Now the eMotor is letting me have some excitement too!
     

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