Yes – it’s even faster than a snowmobile on snow!

  1. bobbo, are we Men of Science, or Devo says:

    Google says the race was on ice and snow with the implication and flat statement by the snowmobile maker that on snow the mobile would win.

    Obviously, the road conditions are all the difference?

    One line said the tires were non studded (ie-regular) and the car was 4 wheel drive.

    …………..I’m not impressed by acceleration or speed. Or the green nature of a car selling for over 100k. OTOH–maybe green tech will show some beneficial trickle down effects?

  2. Marc Perkel says:

    Not impressed with Tesla acceleration? Try this link.

  3. Jeremiah's Johnson says:

    When electric can power a full size pickup with the same towing and hauling capacity, do at least 400 mi. on a charge and be *fully* recharged in 10 min. you will have a vehicle worthy of an American. Until then, yawn…

    • Marc Perkel says:

      I’m with you on the range. I want 500 miles. A 10 minute recharge isn’t likely. That would take supercapacitor technology. Keep in mind that your home is your gas station and if I need more that 500 miles I’m willing to park it and let it charge.

      • NewFormatSux says:

        Yet they get $100 million from California in credits, claiming to have produced a fast battery swap station.

  4. NewFormatSux says:

    So is this built by prison labor like Solar City in Oregon?

  5. site says:

    Racing an all-wheel drive Tesla against a capable snowmobile on a solidified lake in Norway may not be the most well-known of circumstances – how regularly would you say you are going to do that? – however its a fun test. A Norwegian site did precisely that, setting the Tesla P85D against a Lynx Boondocker 800cc (I believe its this one), with around 160hp and depicted as having “strange” quickening. Essentially, its a gentleman sitting on a motor, in the same way as a bike, aside from made to have most extreme footing on snow and ice, weighting just 230 kilos versus the 2,108 kilos of the Tesla, giving the snowmobile a superior energy to-weight proportion.


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