Tesla Motors: Every millimeter of Model S is designed to reduce drag. The door handles are no exception. When not in use, the handles retract into the body, streamlining airflow. When a driver approaches the vehicle with the key, the handles slide out and unlatch with a simple touch.
The Tesla Model S just earned the highest safety rating of any car in history >> http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-tesla-model-s-achieves-best-safety-rating-of-any-car-ever-tested-2013-8 I love this car! http://www.teslamotors.com/models
My dream car, and it's not out of reach, just later in our future. Tesla Model S Signature. All electric. 0-60 in 5.6 secs. 125mph top speed. Up to 300 mile range. Plugs in anywhere. All glass panoramic roof. Touch screen dash. Seats 5 adults AND 2 children. The battery is built into the frame, disconnects in case of a crash, liquid cooled, and state of the art rigid design. Body is aluminum-intensive. 8 air bags. 2 trunks. Starts at $52,400. I CAN'T WAIT
2013 Tesla Model S. I would have allowed the battery pack to be twice as tall if it meant it could be half as wide. Low center of gravity is great, but a battery weighing 550 kg is a huge mass to distribute so far across the entire width. An object's resistance to rotation is angular moment of inertia, or the distance that an object's amount of mass is located relative to the vehicle's center of gravity. Narrower at about the same distance or closer ought to allow better body control.