I recently hopped into a Tesla Roadster with Seattle magazine’s managing editor, John Levesque, author of the July Trend piece on the city's newest in sleek electric cars ("Plug 'n' Play"). This battery operated car might be the size of a handicapped bathroom stall and made of plastic, but it still had the look (and speed) of a classic roadster. At one point, a guy stopped his SUV rolled down his passenger side window and yelled "awesome" at us as we zipped through our SoDo 'hood. Going from zero to sixty in the Tesla was a total trip. We felt every bump and turn along the way but the ride was surprisingly quiet.
Want to see for yourself? Here's a look at the world's first electric roadster.