Tesla Roadster Explored: Carpool Interviews Diarmuid O'Connell (Video)
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When I wrote about Robert Llewellyn's unique review of the Mitsubishi MiEV electric car, one commenter mentioned that they "couldn't wait to see him in a Tesla." Well we're in luck. Some time back Carpool visited the States to interview Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of Business Development for Tesla Motors. And just like Llewellyn's interview with Dale Vince of Ecotricity, the resulting conversation is utterly fascinating. As an added bonus, we even get a glimpse at the (more) affordable Tesla Model S.From talking about O'Connell's experience working under Colin Powell in the Bush Administration, via covering the age-old "coal-powered car" argument, via the environmental footprint of batteries, through to the paradigm shift of how electric cars will be serviced and maintained—the discussion is typicaly wide-ranging, relaxed and insightful. And just like the MiEV episode, this isn't your average car show—in fact if you are looking for technical details and/or gearhead porn, you may need to look elsewhere. Llewellyn creates car shows for the rest of us.