When I was a little kid, I was really scared of the dark. But then, I sort of came to understand, ‘Ok, well dark just means the absence of photons in the visible wavelength.’ Then I thought, ‘Well that’s really silly to be afraid of a lack of photons.’ I wasn’t afraid of the dark anymore after that.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always had his reservations about artificial intelligence. We can only call it the irony of fate that his newest venture aims at merging the consciousness of humans and robots to create the master computer.
At a Tesla press conference to reveal their new semi-truck, Elon Musk, unveiled a unexpected new vehicle - a roadster that he said would be the “fastest production car ever” made.
While the details are a bit slim, here are the stats we know:
0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds
0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds
It will cover the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds
200 kilowatt hour battery pack
620 mile range on a single charge
The top speed “above 250 mph”
The base price of the new roadster is currently set at $200,000 and is scheduled to begin production in 2020. They are currently accepting orders with a $50,000 deposit required upfront. The first 1,000 models sold will be the Founder’s Series models which will cost you $250,000 upfront.