It goes 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds and gets the equivalent of 135 miles per gallon. Best of all, IT LOOKS SO COOL!!!!
I wish I could afford one but I don't see that ever happening. However, their next project is called the Whitestar - a four door sedan at about half the price. That puts it in the $50k range which is still more than I can afford but hopefully, they will sell well enough that competition will emerge and prices will come down so that, in 10 years or so, when I finally drive my PT Cruiser into the ground, I'll be able to replace it with something electric.
- No emissions/pollution
- No dependence on foreign oil
- Fewer moving parts - less things to wear out - more reliability
- Less maintenance - no oil changes, etc.
- Better mileage/much lower cost of ownership
- They're just cool!
Living in a city with a large "brown cloud" makes me very aware of pollution and it's effects. We really do need to clean up our air and I think a viable electric car is a big step in the right direction.