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Will Drag Racing Run on Sustainable Energy?

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Sustainable energy has become the new buzzword for almost every activity. From friendly shopping to powering your home, everyone is paying more attention to where their power is being drawn from. Even fans of auto racing, particularly those who are enthusiastic about a 0-60 run on a quarter-mile of blacktop, might be concerned about just how much gas their favorite events are burning up.

Unless, that is, they’re racing a Tesla.

Tesla’s New Speed Setting “Ludicrous”

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is no stranger to a need for speed. That’s why he’s been behind a push to add more power to the Model S P85D. The new setting is called “Ludicrous” (in a direct reference to the Star Wars spoof Spaceballs), and it makes the electric roadster go from fast to obscenely fast. How fast is that? The new upgrade allows the vehicle to go from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, and allows it to hit a quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds. It also draws 762 horsepower out of the twin electric engines.

That makes this particular Tesla model an official supercar, faster than several models by Ferrari, and beating out the Corvette Z06.

Another Step Toward An Electric Future

Electric cars are not ready to replace old-fashioned ones just yet. Their mileage is too short for most people who have to go more than 60 miles a day, and they are simply too expensive right now for the average driver. With this latest upgrade, though, Tesla has marked “not powerful enough” off the list of reasons not to get an electric vehicle.

It’s a start, and it’s one more step to having a car you can charge with sunlight, a strong breeze, or a swiftly flowing stream. For more information on renewable, sustainable energy, and about the advances being made across the board, simply contact us today!

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