Electrifying Performance ; Battery-Powered Cars Have Never Had Wow Factor. Now, Says Ruth Brandon, Al That Is Changing TESLA ROADSTER SUPERCAR
Brandon, Ruth, The Independent (London, England)
There were several reasons why the internal combustion engine so decisively won the three-cornered race between itself, steam and electrics. And, in the case of electrics, those reasons were not merely technical. Of course, there were technical disadvantages to electrics. Their range between charges was limited and they didn't go much above 30mph. And the weight and bulk of the necessary batteries meant that they tended to be both cramped and ungainly.
But technical problems can be overcome. All you need are engineering skills and money. However, these have tended to be masculine domains, and electrics didn't catch the male imagination. Electrics were sedate' they had …
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Publication information: Article title: Electrifying Performance ; Battery-Powered Cars Have Never Had Wow Factor. Now, Says Ruth Brandon, Al That Is Changing TESLA ROADSTER SUPERCAR. Contributors: Brandon, Ruth - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 3, 2006. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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