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Electric Bikes and Cars Ready to Rip in July

Tesla debuts its electric car July 20 and a joint Russian-Indian-British manufacturer will start shipping its electric bicycle,pictured below.

Published: 18-Jul-2006

Tesla Motors on Wednesday will demonstrate its all-electric sports cars in Santa Monica. The Tesla Roadster can challenge a Porsche in performance, says the company, but it runs on electricity. The company, founded by former execs at an e-book company, has discussed the car but not shown it.

Interested buyers can reserve one of the first 100 by plunking down $100,000. Thirty, according to the invitation to buy a car the company sent me, have already been reserved. A lack of a child seat in the current model has restrained me. The cars come out in the summer of 2007.

Meanwhile, a Russian-Indian-British company with a new kind of electric bike will release its first models in a few weeks.

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