A couple of interesting articles about Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) caught our eyes today. In one, a fan considers if the next presidential limo was a Tesla, and in another, a fan created a pretty fun commercial showing what it must be like to sit behind the wheel of a Model S.
Tesla fans made an awesome commercial
Auto Blog Green picked up an excellent Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) commercial put together a fan. Although Tesla did tweet about the nifty ad, it didn’t put it together. Perhaps the automaker needs to hire someone with more talent in creating viral videos. But I digress.
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The new ad runs a minute long and shows a kid creating a spaceship using a cardboard box and some crayons. Then, the child runs into the garage and sees—you guessed it—Dad’s Model S. After climbing behind the wheel, the car is magically transformed into a rocket, and we see some beautiful images of outer space through the windshield of the car. The child even knows how to use the touch screen. And of course when Dad catches his kid behind the wheel, what does he do? Naturally he puts on a cardboard space helmet and joins in on the fun. It’s a cute video that’s definitely worth watching.
What if the next presidential limo was a Tesla?
A separate article on Motor Authority considers whether the next presidential limo should be a car made by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). After all, the Secret Service is preparing to replace the old Beast with a new car, so maybe an all-electric vehicle would be the right choice, especially if the government wants to send a message about fuel efficiency.
So if Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) designed a limousine for the president, what might it look like? Of course the armored plating underneath the battery pack would have to be improved to avoid the risk of fire from running over an object in the road. It might also have the same all-wheel-drive system that will be in the upcoming Model X and possibly an air suspension system which would prevent the centering problems which the car before the Beast had.
The 4G Internet could also come in quite handy, although security on it would have to be ramped up to keep hackers from being able to see not only where the president is at any given moment but also see what is being sent to or received by the presidential limo.
The author also suggests a black SUV with a battery extender to offer charging on the fly so that the president could get away easily without having to locate a Supercharger or even leave the vehicle.