|Company's kit will electrify a Miata
Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:12 am
Thanks to a local company there's now an alternative to shelling out $100,000 for a Tesla Roadster. It is a kit that will turn the popular Mazda Miata into an electric roadster for less than $20,000.
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Posted by USA, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:12 am
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$1,000 vs. $20,000 for a 20 year old car with zero trunk space left that only goes 75 miles (or 35 if driven like the gas version would be driven.)
Now, add in the fact that the electricity currently produced and produced in the foreseeable future creates more pollution at the power plant than the equivalent from a gas-powered Miata.
If I was student with 20 grand to blow over the summer, I would do something a little more productive ar at least something fun.
Posted by Mike Laursen, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2010 at 11:16 am
Posted by Daniel DeBolt, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer, on Nov 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm
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Here's some info about where our electricity comes from for those who are curious: Web Link
And there's a good amount of trunk space in the Eiata. The batteries are recessed into the trunk floor.
Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community, on Nov 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm
But can it be installed in a BMW Mini Cooper? That would be my dream car.
Posted by Marco, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Nov 6, 2010 at 8:52 am
Why would you do this with a car that is already gas mileage efficient? Do this with another car that gets crappy mileage and then i'll be impressed ...
Posted by cuesta resident, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm
yeah, no company has come up yet with an affordable, highly efficient, fully electrical car. but the idea is still valid, even if almost a 'product for the curious' like this one.
Posted by Sick of it, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm
@USA a.k.a. #1 mv-voice Troll
I don't know why you would use the word "fact" in you comment. Your statements are obviously misinformed opinion.