So the day finally came. DC permanent magnet motor vs. AC induction motor. Nickel metal hydride vs. Lithium-ion. Prius vs. Roadster…
The place? Denmark… home of wind turbines, pickled herring and Kierkegaard. Not the first place you might expect the Prius and Roadster to come together, but the Fates must have had their reasons.
Steen Joregensen’s friend had had his brand spanking new Tesla Roadster for the sum total of 14 days, with 400 miles on the clock. Being the kind soul that he was, Steen’s friend let him take it for a spin. As he waited at a red stop light due to construction on the highway, out of nowhere came the Toyota Prius. Before he knew it…
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Apparently the Prius driver was distracted and slammed into the back of the Roadster, and then pushed the Roadster underneath the VW Touareg seen in the photos.
Luckily, everyone was okay and the driver of the Tesla was able to fly out to the USA on vacation shortly thereafter… [story courtesy of Autopia].