Re: Not only aluminum car
I do believe that the Tesla is the first of the electric cars to not be built on a pre-existing chassis - they developed the chassis uniquely for this vehicle. Not only did this save weight, but it also saved space, as an all-electric doesn't need so many of the components that a gasoline car does.
I wonder what will happen to the movement to electrics once someone decides to use all this now super-abundant natural gas to synthesize ethanol, or something else like it that can power a modified gasoline car?
No matter what, Musk's place in history is assured because of his titanic achievements at SpaceX.