Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] new electric car is a cyborg cross between a Toyota Prius and a Lotus Elise, and we like it. The Roadster is capable of a Ferrari-beating 0-60 time of 4 seconds, and it has a reasonable top speed of 130 mph.

Being an electric car, it has no emissions and requires charging for approximately 3.5 hours. A single charge allows you to travel up to 250 miles on the highway, and we expect it to be around half that in city traffic.

We love the sort of lightweight sports cars that the Tesla Roadster promises to be. Let’s see if it can join the Elise, S2000, and MX-5 in dynamic ability.


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