Tesla Motors’ lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X — apparently suffer from a severe limitation that can largely destroy the value of the vehicle. If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla describes as a “brick”: a completely immobile vehicle that cannot be started or even pushed down the street. The only known remedy is for the owner to pay Tesla approximately $40,000 to replace the entire battery. Unlike practically every other modern car problem, neither Tesla’s warranty nor typical car insurance policies provide any protection from this major financial loss.
What’s kinda funny is that you can brick your electric car by letting the battery go completely flat.
I mean, have you heard of anything more hilarious?
The Bertone Mantide, what Kaneda would drive – Boing Boing Gadgets.
Concept car or not – that’s hot, and I. Want. One.
I guarantee this will be the most impressive video that you will watch today.
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Hungry motorists can now enjoy hot meals on the move – after a new microwave for cars hit the market.
The 12V appliance plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter and can cook a pie in four minutes flat or heat up a cup of coffee in six.
Xbox 360s, now microwaves.
Whatever will they think of next? Plasma screens? Toilets? Automatic Bacon Dispensers?