Electric cars or internal combustion engine cars—which is better? Electric cars were in their heyday back in 1900, but a sudden rise in petrol engine cars, accompanied by battery technology inefficiencies killed electric cars by 1920. However, with recent improvements in battery technology and power electronics, electric cars have made a strong comeback. We will compare these totally different technologies scientifically, and come to understand which is superior. Here we are using Tesla model S as electric car to compare with its petrol engine car counter part.
Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles of estimated range on a single charge.
There’s nothing quite like seeing the car peel out in person, which I got a chance to do at the Tesla Semi unveiling yesterday, but the video above provides at least some idea of how fast this thing can go. IRL, it’s actually so fast and so ground-hugging that it kind of muddies your brain a bit to look at it operating in a world where physics still exists.
I’m sure we’ll get a lot more looks at the Roadster in action leading up to its launch, which is currently set for 2020. And if you want to be one of the first owners posting videos to YouTube, you can reserve a Founder’s Series edition now, with just $5,000 due immediately, and then the remaining $245,000 due in 10 days.
Canadian grocery chain Loblaw Cost has placed an order for 25 of Tesla Inc’s new electric heavy duty trucks, a Loblaw spokeswoman said in a statement sent by email.
Tesla unveiled the trucks, expected to begin production in 2019, on Thursday.
The order furthers Loblaw’s goal of having a fully electric corporate fleet by 2030, the spokeswoman, Catherine Thomas, said. She did not disclose the cost of the trucks.
The modern world is driven by technology and children, as the stereotype says, are driven by the technology. Generally, at home, when we face an issue with our computer or the mobile phone, what we tend to do is call the nearby kid to have it fixed. Does this mean children can use the technology the best way and use it in the betterment of others and themselves? The answer, sadly, is no! They are smart, but still are kids and technology is more powerful than they are.
Like they say about the brain that it is a great slave, but dangerous master, the very same principle applies to the internet. It is awesome until you use it for references and increase the knowledge base, but once it starts to control you, consider yourself doomed! The type and level of security depend upon the age of the kid, but it is very important to keep a check on the do’s of the children and keep an eye on the websites your children visit. Parental computer protection is as important as protecting your child offline. Continue reading