Update: Tesla response – Tesla Motors senior communications manager Rachel Konrad talks to David Bernstein on the Fredcast about James Martin. I’d like to point out that my opinion of Tesla Motors was really changed by Martin’s review — I think it’s a very cool toy as far as expensive toys go. Rachel Konrad is a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and SF Critical Mass participant.
I see the Tesla Roadster electric sports car at their Menlo Park dealership on El Camnio Real during my morning commute.
I kind of used to think the Tesla Roadster electric sports car was kind of cool.
TV Chef James Martin reviewed the Tesla Roadster for the Daily Mail, however, and convinced me otherwise.
But I don’t care about any of that [the great features of the Tesla Roadster], and here’s why. Twenty minutes into my test drive I pulled round a leafy bend, enjoying the birdsong – and spotted those Spider-Man cyclists. Knowing they wouldn’t hear me coming, I stepped on the gas, waited until the split second before I overtook them, then gave them an almighty blast on the horn at the exact same time I passed them at speed.
The look of sheer terror as they tottered into the hedge was the best thing I’ve ever seen in my rear-view mirror. I think this could be the car for me.
- Bike Hugger: Cyclists against James Martin.
- Bike Radar: TV chef James Martin cooks up a storm with anti-cycling remarks.