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The electric car has been a been more talking point than vehicle for upwards of a decade now, but it looks like it may finally make it to pavement.

The Tesla Model S does 0-60 in under six seconds, tops out electronically at 130 mph (spoilsports!), and can run through 230 miles on just $5 worth of juice. Refueling is likely to be a bit more complex than we’re used to—it’ll take 45 minutes to refuel, and finding a charge station may be a bit troublesome—but it’s a small price to pay for progress.

Of course, we’ll also have to wait until 2011 to get our hands on one…but we’ve always been the patient type.

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—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom