• Oct 22nd 2010 at 6:59PM
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Do you remember the exact moment when you discovered that you loved the automobile? We're not so sure we can pin down that exact moment ourselves, but this video shows the precise second that one young man earns his wheels.

A camera fixed on the face of a youngster taking his first ride in a Tesla Roadster 2.5 shows that internal combustion isn't required for the automobile to dig its claws into our hearts. The post-jump video starts out slowly enough as the young fella chats it up with who appears to be a family friend or relative, but about 22 seconds in said driver slams the Tesla's go pedal, producing one of the most genuine expressions of fear and excitement we've ever seen.

We knew the Tesla Roadster packed a serious battery-powered punch, but we didn't know it could make you call out for your mommy. Hit the jump to watch this boy receive the call and reminisce about your own induction to the class of auto fandom in the comments. Hat tip to Robinson!

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      • 8 Months Ago
      Lol, that is awesome! I would love to know what electric cars will be like when he is older.
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's what an EV Grin looks like. ( minus yelling out for your mommy ).

      Ya know what's funny.. i think the next generation of kids are not gonna grow up with the fondness of the sound of big burbling pushrod v8's. The noise of spinning stators may be music to their ears more so than exploding gas..

      I think eventually people are gonna be fond of 2010's electric cars because 'lithium powered brushless DC motor drivertains are so easy to work on'... lol
        • 8 Months Ago
        Forget about the next generation of kids...I'm SICK of hearing cars TODAY.

        Seeing and hearing a Tesla is awesome...I love it. The fact that EVs are so quiet is probably the most wonderful thing about them...next to the fact that there's no emission from the tailpipe.

        It's been too long in the waiting...it's about fking time we get these damned things to replace the ICs. Period.
        • 8 Months Ago
        I understand your angst.

        That, sir... is why i got into electric bikes. There is no way i'm affording an EV car anytime soon. So i forked over for 3 electric bikes.. one custom converted by me; 1 cheapo iZip trailz, 1 nice lithium bike. Me and my girlfriend use the gas car very rarely now; we can literally get all our shopping and commuting done on two wheels.

        Plus, we pay about 6 cents per kWh which translates to 3-6 cents for a 20 mile range. No form of transport is more efficient than that! It may not be a perfect alternative to an EV car, but it is fun, affordable to the layman, and fills the electric void :)

        Give 'em a shot if you haven't already.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Kid screaming on a video camera... that's newsworthy is it????????
      • 8 Months Ago
      Well, there was that time when I was 6, and my Dad floored his '70 Pontiac LeMans Sport 350, another time when I drove my buddy's '71 Firebird 400, and then there was the time when my friend's dad took us for a ride in his new '94 911 Turbo, oh and the time in Germany when my friend took me on the Autobahn with his tuned Mercedes SLK...

      The thrill of sheer acceleration is indeed a powerful experience.

      Glad to see the kid being shown a good time! .
      • 8 Months Ago
      Electrics are cool, but I'm sure most will never forget the sound of a healthy Big Block.
      May not be green, but boy is it bad......

      (this is actually a guy I used to run with on the street)
      • 8 Months Ago
      A Warp 11 is the new American big block, Warp 9 is the small block. Simple, inexpensive, easy to work on, and tons of power.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Ahhh - our glorious future :-)
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