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Idratherbsidewayz
08-20-2009, 07:36 PM
Hey all,

While picking up a truck for my dad (2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD 5spd), I saw one of these bad boys. Never seen one driving before. Some old guy with his wife. I had to egg him on to get him to pin it. Totally lame race, almost crashed trying to shift and hold the camera. It was pretty damn fast and totally silent. SO cool...

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Vid of the lame race :rofl: :rofl:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/Idratherbsidewayz/th_RedTruck048.jpg (http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/Idratherbsidewayz/?action=view&current=RedTruck048.flv)

Meback
08-20-2009, 07:45 PM
Original Post Removed. (Please read the Forum Rules and Terms of Use (http://forums.beyond.ca/articles.php?action=data&item=1) before posting again, or risk getting banned).

atgilchrist
08-20-2009, 07:46 PM
Good spot!

scat19
08-21-2009, 06:52 AM
plate means what?

I'd rock one of them!

em2ab
08-21-2009, 07:40 AM
Tesla's attempt at being eco friendly - jamming 1600 laptop batteries into a car that will take thousands of years for them to biodegrade, causing more harm to the environment than simply using gasoline.

aget
08-21-2009, 09:22 AM
60 minutes did a special on this a little while ago.

Sorry, don't know how to embed this video.
Link (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4502671n&tag=contentMain;contentBody)

cjay^
08-27-2009, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by em2ab
Tesla's attempt at being eco friendly - jamming 1600 laptop batteries into a car that will take thousands of years for them to biodegrade, causing more harm to the environment than simply using gasoline.

Not to mention the added strain on the power grid which means what? burn more coal?

good find though :thumbsup:

B4tMan
08-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Hahaha awesome race vid :D

this is the car that Top Gear managed to get 2 in to make a segment for ... and both ran into issues

alloroc
08-27-2009, 03:49 PM
Who cares how eco friendly it is.

It's fast and its cool.
Nice spotting
:thumbsup:

911fever
08-27-2009, 06:07 PM
gay car imo, but nice spot man!

sputnik
08-28-2009, 08:16 AM
Ugly car.

Electric Del Sol.

:thumbsdow

Zero102
08-28-2009, 11:42 AM
Spotted one in San Francisco when I was there 2 weeks ago, it is just on the other side of the crooked street, pretty nice ride. Seems to be a popular place for them to live :)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6614/1003258q.jpg

08-28-2009, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by sputnik
Ugly car.

Electric Del Sol.

:thumbsdow

Electric Lotus.

:thumbsup:

Went to the dealership in LA the other day, so cool.

canuckcarguy
08-30-2009, 10:24 AM
Hearing one is the cool part. I wonder if electric sports cars will one day come with exterior audio that synthesizes exhaust noise? there's got to be an electric-car equivalent to the fart can, doesn't there?...

cjblair
08-31-2009, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by canuckcarguy
Hearing one is the cool part. I wonder if electric sports cars will one day come with exterior audio that synthesizes exhaust noise? there's got to be an electric-car equivalent to the fart can, doesn't there?...

Read: Fisker Karma

This car is supposed to have exterior speakers that make the car produce a "F1-car-slash-jet-turbine note" (from Autoblog).

TorqueDog
08-31-2009, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by cjblair
Read: Fisker Karma

This car is supposed to have exterior speakers that make the car produce a "F1-car-slash-jet-turbine note" (from Autoblog). If you replace the external speakers with massive subwoofers, does it make it sound more like an 8 cylinder? :D

Danny Meehan
08-31-2009, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by canuckcarguy
there's got to be an electric-car equivalent to the fart can, doesn't there?...

subwoofer :nut:

nissanguy
09-13-2009, 06:16 PM
i would never want own an electric car its just stupid :banghead:

TT-fast
09-13-2009, 10:57 PM
thats cool man very hard to find one of those

Aleks
09-13-2009, 11:01 PM
There is a black one is Calgary.