Reader Simon Temple sent me the links to these 2 videos from last night TopGear show, a popular car show in the UK. Worth you time.
Update on the Tesla. It appear I am now #215 and on schedule to have the car in Feb? We will see.
Spoiler: supercar performance, crappy reliability. They have 2 cars, both break down :( not good.
Second is about the Honda Clarity. A hydrogen plug-in hybrid. It is electric but the electricity comes from a hydrogen engine. They claim the car is the savior of the world.
I don't know what to make of the conclusions. I am not entirely sold on the hydrogen as it is quite expensive to manufacture. It is abundant but difficult to make. I am sure there are 1000 startups working on it. We need better batteries and there are 1000 startups working on it. I think it is peugeot going Li-ion.
At the end of the day, I suspect it is not going to be about technology alone but about distribution, reliability, safety, cost and all these good things. Coolness will also play a factor. In this case both cars win awards :)
I can't wait for my car.