AutoblogGreen continues its excellent coverage of the Tesla Roadster unveiling from last week with an exclusive one-on-one chat with the chairman of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk. The discussion tells us much more than the press releases revealed, like how far Mr. Musk and Tesla Motors want to take this whole "electric vehicle" thing, why getting power from the grid is still cleaner than driving a Prius, and what happens with the battery pack at the end of its 100,000-mile life cycle.

Below are a few Elon Musk quotes we snatched straight from the Q&A. You'lll have to click over to AutoblogGreen to read them in context.

"...it would be really cool to do a DOT-approved GT version with a 0-60mph under 3 seconds. That would even beat my McLaren F1."

"If you travel less than 350 miles per week, you will therefore be 'energy positive' with respect to your personal transportation."

"I think we will one day see truck batteries with a 2000-mile transcontinental range."

"I think electric cars will be the primary, but not exclusive solution."

"The Tesla Lithium-Ion battery pack is actually non-toxic and landfill safe, although dumping it would be pointless, since it can be sold to recycling companies (unsubsidized) at the end of its 100,000-mile design life."


[Source: AutoblogGreen]

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