Not many people could look back ten years and see how accurate their predictions were. Elon Musk is not one of these people as he founded Tesla Motors and their electric sports vehicle the Roadster. His aim was to produce many more models and head towards an economy based on solar electric.
Musk sees his plan in stages – produce sports car and use money raised for an affordable car, then a more affordable car and still aim for zero emissions.
The Roadster may look like a high-performance car, and 86MJ works the battery per 100MJ charged. Even compared to the Prius that is a good figure. At present, the so-called hybrid cars are running on petrol with help from the battery. Oil will still be needed to recharge their batteries as well.
It is not only cars that are being produced to help the environment, as other items will soon be on the market. By using a solar panel from SolarCity, you could glean around 50 miles of electricity each day. Again, Elon Musk is involved in this innovative product.