Tesla Ends Roadster Production – Tesla Model X Crossover Next?
Tesla Motors, one of the original electric vehicle start-up companies and currently the most important player out of the few that remain, recently reiterated its plans to end production of its all-electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster, by the end of 2011. The Tesla Roadster has been Tesla Motors’ main money-maker ever since it was released, with the first hundred units selling out in three weeks and the second hundred in just under a year from its release date.
Why then would Tesla end production of the vehicle that made them a household name in the electric car industry? It could have something to do with Tesla Motors’ primary stated goal as a company, which is not simply to make a profit and allow its CEOs to retire in style, but to increase the variety and popularity of electric vehicles on today’s car market. Selling its cars is only one of the three ways Tesla has declared as a strategy to accomplish this goal.
The other two involve selling the technology in Tesla’s electric motors to other car manufacturers to help them along the EV path, and providing a positive …
Feature: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Goes Into Production!
Growing up, I didn’t hang posters of the Backstreet Boys, Leonardo DiCaprio or 2pac. My room was adorned with four posters that I still remember vividly. The Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Testarossa, Nissan Skyline R34 and the McLaren F1, you know, the orange one with the wooded backdrop that we are probably all too familiar with. It’s been many years since I’ve truly fantasized about owning one of those rare exotics, even though by today’s standards they would be considered fairly “cheap” relative to their original MSRPs. So what would I hang on my wall right now? It wouldn’t be the Bugatti Veyron – that would be almost too predictable, nor would it be the Mercedes-Benz SLS – that would be too clich. The Nissan GTR would be a good option but then that would be too practical. What car could I hang up today that I know would be cutthroat, nosebleedingly awesome like the cars of my youth? I haven’t been able to find a car for years, until now: The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was originally revealed as only a technological showcase concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. …