Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Buy a Tesla Roadster for everyone who graduates high school for the next five years

For the price of the Iraq War, we could've bought a Tesla Roadster for everyone who graduates high school for the next five years.  

The Tesla Roadster is an electric car capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and traveling 220 miles without a recharge.  Its base price is $109,000.  In 2008, 3.3 million high school diplomas were awarded.  At this rate, 16.5 high school students will graduate over the next five years.  Buying each of them a Tesla Roadster would cost $1.80 trillion, which is $1.2 trillion less than  Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the total cost of the Iraq War.

2 comments:

hoperu said...

Ooh, yes please! I am far from high school, but I would love one of those!

IMUnaware said...

You mean this Tesla Motors?