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London Mayor Boris Johnson drives a Tesla (again), writes about it in Daily Telegraph

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

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    Maybe this was the write up from his drive in January, but some good publicity in the UK national press nonetheless:

    How to drive fast, have a good time - and still save the planet - Telegraph

     
  2. malcolm

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    Bless him. Such a man of the people :)

    But he's absolutely right with his "green with envy" line
     
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    I saved that one. Very nice. All the stats wrapped up in a lyrical narrative.

    The 150mph line was a bit off and I found it more than fascinating that there was no mention of Lotus.

    One commenter writes,
    What is a fly-over junction?
     
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    A cleaver trick of the highway that causes accidents at peak traffic times. Think jug handles.

    Roundabouts (circles) rock; more roundabouts less traffic lights.
     
  5. dpeilow

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    #5 dpeilow, Mar 10, 2009
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    He was a journalist in his previous career.

    I think you guys call it an overpass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyover_(overpass)


    EDIT: Hmm, I posted a short comment early on to correct some of the first of the usual negative rubbish and it didn't get published, yet their moderators let through the comment by "UK Debt Slave"? Amazed.
     
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    A short piece also appeared in last night's free London Paper:

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    They seem to be mixing up their faster-than-light sci-fi references, though.


    Interesting the way the blue reproduced in the paper. I think it looks quite good with that hardtop too.
     
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    Interesting comparison to Millenium Falcon, even though he says the Tesla is silent. I thought the Tesla/EVs actually sound more like space ships than they do cars.
     
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    #8 TEG, Mar 11, 2009
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    Nice mash-up.
     
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