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Why Electric Cars Will Fail...and Have Already Triumphed

To press the "accelerator" on a Tesla Roadster 2.5 is to get an intimation of life as a race car driver. In perhaps the signature display of an electric car's appeal to gearheads, the Roadster instantly applies more than 300 amps of electric current to deliver 288 horsepower worth of acceleration—it's called instant torque, 273 pound-feet of it to be specific, and it's something that fossil fuel engines cannot provide due to the demands of combustion...

May 20, 2011 — David Biello
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