The future of vehicles? PayPal founder unveils ‘Tesla’ electric car which accelerates faster than a BMW and travels 300 miles on a top-up of £6.40
Elon Musk, the creator of the Tesla Model S electric car, has already revolutionised the world twice.
He co-founded PayPal, one of the staple payment methods on the internet, then founded the Space X rocket project, which launched last month and made him the first commercial operator in space.
Now his electric car attempts a motor revolution – packing as it does an electric engine that can do 0-60 in a silent 4.4 seconds, two ‘boots’ as there is no engine in the bonnet, and 300miles between charges – which, when it comes, only costs £6,40.
Elon says he hopes to ‘break the illusion’ about electric cars, and show they can be the best cars in the world.
Tesla Motors delivered Model S, the world’s ‘first premium electric sedan’, to its first customers at an invitation-only event at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California on Friday.
The company has already pre-sold this year’s first batch of 5,000 and plans to ramp up production to 20,000 in 2013.