Entries in Think (5)
Tesla has been showing off its electric sports car as a piece of art after letting a 1970s digital artist loose on it. Laurence Gartel covered its body panels in a vinyl wrap and the result has been touring art festivals in Miami Beach to very warm acclaim, if the comments on Autobloggreen are anything to go by.
When he followed up with "What could be worse than getting a robotic nagging for letting an electric car's batteries run down too low?" I started thinking he's a man that needs to get out more. Nonetheless it's worth reading about his experience if you are ever bothered by 'range anxiety' when considering the pros and cons of driving an electric car.
Now this is a very special happening. The world's largest and most powerful player in the auto industry stoops down to hold the hand of a cheeky but smart upstart EV maker who has leveraged the design flare of Lotus to make a product that is now a better known brand name than many of the Old World's 'new kid on the block' car rivals like Kia or Proton.
It's not pretty, the interior's a bit old-fashioned and it gave the driver a mighty electric shock when he accidentally touched the battery, but ... it has a top speed of 75mph, a 'quite feasible' claim to run 250 miles on one electric charge, it seats four and it's planned to come on sale in the UK for between £16,300 and £20,500.
For some years now, as I have been led to believe,GM has had a room set aside for Chapter 11, so its recent news should be no surprise for anyone. But it didn't need to be like this.
Ash Gupta spills the beans as guest blogger on Mygreenwheels...