Geek Beat: Electric Cars on the Rise
It was a good week for car geeks, as Tesla unveiled its next and most affordable electric vehicle yet, the Tesla Model 3. It also racked up a ton of pre-orders, mostly from people who hadn’t even seen the car. We also check in on the most established electric vehicle brand, the Toyota Prius hybrid, with the return of its Prius Prime plug-in model for 2017.
As an added bonus, I talked about my recent experience riding in a Tesla Model S set to “Ludicrous Mode.” At the recent public viewing day for the Solar Impulse plane out at Kalaoeloa Airport, Tesla owners and representatives set up a drag strip on the airfield to allow the public a chance to experience what it feels like to experience accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
As you’ll see and hear, my reaction wasn’t dignified, but thoroughly honest.