Photo: Youtube screen grab
Here We Go!
Michael Arrington and Leena Rao of Techcrunch had a (short) ride in the Tesla Model S electric car in the parking lot of Tesla's Menlo Park showroom. The video (below) was captured with a cellphone, so it's not very high quality, but in it you can see the interior of the car (the 17 inch touch screen, etc) and get a feel for the kind of acceleration that high-torque electric motors can provide. Make sure you hit the "HQ" button for high quality:
You can see a few more videos at Techcrunch (mostly the same test-drive but from the point of view of different cellphones, and a bit more of Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, talking about the Model S).
For more on the Tesla Model S, see:
Tesla Motors has Taken 520 Reservations for the Model S Electric Sedan in a Week
Videos of the Tesla Model S Electric Car in Action in Washington D.C.
Video: Test Drive of Tesla Model S Electric Car
Tesla Model S Electric Car: 300 Miles Range, Seats 5+2, 0-60 MPH in 5.6 Seconds (Slideshow)
Kevin Rose Leaks Photos of Tesla Model S Electric Car