• Richard Balagur, of Thetford, tests the acceleration in the Tesla Model 3 owned by Julie Mullen, of Thetford, left, during Driver Ed: Driving into a Post-Fossil Fuel Era, a program organized by the Thetford Energy Committee in Thetford, Vt., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Tesla claims the car is capable of going from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Mullen, who drove a 2005 Toyota Corolla before her Tesla was delivered a week ago, was one of several electric vehicle owners offering rides and test-drives to the program's participants. "Supposedly this is their economy model, even though it's more than I've ever paid for a car," said Mullen. The retail price of the base model of the car is $49,000. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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