"The electric phaetons, as those for high speed are called, have three and four wheels, and weigh, including battery and motor, five hundred to four thousand pounds. With hollow but immensely strong galvanically treated aluminum frames and pneumatic or cushion tires, they run at thirty-five and forty miles an hour on country roads, and attain a speed over forty on city streets, and can maintain this rate without recharging for several days. They can therefore roam over the roads of the entire hemisphere, from the fertile valley of the Peace and grey shores of Hudson Bay, to beautiful Lake Nicaragua, the River Plate, and Patagonia, improving man by bringing him close to Nature, while they combine the sensations of coasting with the interest of seeing the country well...
...'we feel that `Excelsior!' is indeed our motto...'
Indeed, the following video posted just today of a Tesla Model S in Korea demonstrates this spirit.
(The Tesla Model S experience)
(I should add that Technovelgy readers who would like this experience for themselves need only avail themselves of the following link to get $1,000 off plus free Supercharging!)