Electric points

The Tesla is a certainly a good looking car but it will not get me anywhere near Manchester, or my annual Cornwall holiday on one charge — and where on Earth do I put my luggage?


The Tesla is a certainly a good looking car (Feature, 13 August), but it will not get me anywhere near Manchester, or my annual Cornwall holiday on one charge — and where on Earth do I put my luggage?

I can fill up with petrol or diesel in five minutes, so who is going to wait up to four hours part way through their journey to recharge? The inconvenience factor will restrict the car to primarily city driving until the manufacturers can get the range up to around 400 miles on one charge.

Not sure about the need for city cars with 700bhp or 0-60 in four seconds though.

John Bridger

by email



After absorbing and enjoying your editorial (Comment, 13 August) regarding ‘the manifesto of the guerilla wing of the petrol liberation army’ in relation to the drawbacks of electric vehicles, you play straight into their hands in the feature by saying that the Tesla can go from 0-60 in four minutes.

I am in the process of changing to a Lexus RX400rh petrol/electric hybrid. I am hopeful of a more improved acceleration rate — should it be required, of course.

Tony McKiernan

Accrington, Lancs




Point taken. Our thanks and apologies to all who wrote in about the claimed ‘acceleration’. If it is any comfort the car is still faster than my lawnmower, and is more stylish — editor