Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Electric Car = Sticker Shock

The Telsa electro-roadster that goes from 0-60 in 4 seconds is due to hit the streets this fall, and there are 560 orders for the $98,000 electric sports car already pending. When can you get one you ask? Not right away. First you have to plunk down a $50,000 deposit, which gives you the right to buy your shiny new Tesla when they come out or you can pay a $30,000 deposit but you'll be in line behind the $50,000 depositors. And really the $98,000 is just the base price cause on top of that you'll want to add the $1200 navigation system, a carbon fiber hard top that matches the body color for $3200 and then there's that $500 mobile charging system add-on. With all these options, which sound more like necessities to me, it brings your grand total to $102,900. Turns out being green is easy, it's just paying for it that is hard!

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