Interesting Q&A at TESLA MOTORS’ blog.
UPDATE, March 30, 2011: Leftwing meddling to satiate the want-for-more-and-more-cash by Democratic players is responsible – and though the Tesla Roadster may be cool and trendy and all that, look at the actual price one pays to “look good” while not looking so good in reality, “Green Industry” Bundlers for Obama and fancy cash-grabbers from the taxpayers. That means, YOU’ll never own a Tesla, but they will…
Green bundler with the golden touch
Obama fundraiser got clean energy aid, then perch to advise Energy Secretary
– by Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk
Now returning to the 2006 post in it’s original, as follows:
Very watchable film (and interesting, informative, mostly a made-for-cable-movie in method, tone and delivery), written and directed by Chris Paine. Mel Gibson appears in the film as himself and shares his experiences with his use of the electric car of issue in this film, the EV-1, while it lasted, from General Motors. There are also appearances in this film by Tom Hanks, Peter Horton, Phyllis Diller and James Woolsey, who share their individual experiences with their use of the now-demised EV-1.
The film poses a lot of questions, most of which many of us consumers have been wondering about for a while now. When it was recalled by GM (the vehicles were leased only, not available for purchase), the EV-1 wasn’t so much as allowed to be kept and maintained by people who’d leased the vehicle, at any price, but instead the cars were required to be returned to the manufacturer, who then chopped the cars into bits.
My presumptive conclusions as to cause of the demise of the EV-1 range from impending product liability, “handled” preemptively, and/or that the manufacturer settled privately on patent “complications,” and/or there were/are conflicts of interest by shareholders (and the petroleum interest won out). Unfortunately, given that nearly all things in our capitalist society are political-are-corporate-are-economic-are-political, there are inevitable nefarious aspersions.
The TESLA ROADSTER appears to be pretty sweet. I’d love to drive one. I hope they meet with much success and that this neat Roadster does not end up as chopped metal anytime soon.
Speaking of electric, there’s this promising film and literary news:
Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions options Libba Bray Book Trilogy”
Excellent! Mel Gibson sure does recognize and discern
good great material for film.
Gibson’s slated – or, perhaps, merely rumored – to star in three truly compelling, upcoming films:
UNDER AND ALONE
“True story of an ATF undercover agent Billy Queen, who infiltrated the notorious and violent Mongols Motorcycle Club. Because of Queen’s undercover work, the ATF moved on the Mongols in May 2000, resulting in the arrest of more than three dozen people in Southern California and seizing dozens of illegal guns as well as cocaine and stolen motorcycles.”
— Mel Gibson to star as the lead character, Billy Queen.
TREE OF LIFE
(From the IMDB comments section): “‘Imagine this surrealistic reptillian world,’ says Richard Taylor, a special effects consultant hired (by) (Terence Malick, Writer and Director of this project). ‘There is this creature, a Minotaur, sleeping in the water, and he dreams about the evolution of the universe, seeing the earth change from a sea of magma to the earliest vegetation, to the dinosaurs, and then to man. It would be this metaphorical story that moves you through time.'”
A few articles for reference as to characters:
— I am guessing that Mel Gibson will play the man who slays the Minotaur, and co-star Colin Farrell will play the Minotaur that is slain. Epic.