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How Electric Cars (and the Tesla Model S) Work

HOW ELECTRIC CARS WORH THE ENGINEERING BEHIND THE TESLA MODEL S The future is here: with electric cars hitting the mainstream market in the US, the way we drive and refuel is quickly set to change. THE TESLA ROADSTER GLOBAL KEKIY GREEN AWARD In January 2010, production reached 1000 cars The Tesla Roadster The car was first shown to a Official production began in 2008, with 500 vehicles being produced Entrepreneur Elon Musk invested By December 9, 2008, 100 cars was the first highway-capable car produced in the US public audience on July 19, 2006 $7.5 million in the company, and consequently won the 2006 had been delivered to customers Global Green award for product design ELECTRIC US. STANDARD WALL CONNECTOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERY CONTROLLER ELECRIC MOTOR LESS POLLUTION CO2 - 15 tons CO2 CO2 . 160 tons CO, CARPOOL ANYTIME UNTIL 2020 CHARGING IS CHEAPER 24 $ 1. 4 1 $3. 50 PER GALLON PER GALLON COST OF MAINTENANCE 35% ELECTRIC CARS COMBUSTION CARS //////// THE TESLA MODEL S + THE DEBUT + BASE MODEL = $69,900 85 MODEL = $79,900 SHOWN TO JUNE DECEMBER 2009 2012 2012 THE PUBLIC SALES STARTED 20,000 UNITS KWH 2013 TIME 2013 CAR OF THE YEAR BEST 25 INVENTIONS AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE GREEN CAR E YEAR 2012 EXTERIOR INTERIOR All glass panoramic roof: blocks 98% visible light and 81% heat Aluminum body Smart air suspension BRAND EIGHT AIRBAGS INSTRUMENT PANEL 12.3" touch screen shows speed, power usage, charge level, range and active gear 63.4 ft of No tailpipe -- zero emissions 4-door hatchback 19" tire upgrade ENGINE 362 hp (270 kW) & 35 ft-lb (440 N m) 5+2 2 USB PORTS seating Single-speed fixed gear & 9:73:1 reduction ratio INFOTAINMENT O MPH 60 kWh battery = 5.9 sec A 17* multi-touch panel integrates media, apps, navigation, vehicle data, camera & phone to 85 kWh battery = 5.4 sec 60MPH 85 kWh battery = 4.2 sec BATTERY BATTERY RANGE: 60 kWh vs. 85 kWh The 85 kWh batttery consists of more than 70,000 battery cells: 60 230 mi / 370 km @ 55 mph kWh 85 300 mi / 480 km @ 55 mph kWh 50 100 150 200 250 300 x 1000 "Sleep" function 8 Eight year warranty Charging equals 31 miles 1 HR $10k to $12k: Cost for replacement preserves batteries batteries THE FUTURE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR Tesla is looking towards long term profits over the next ten years. The cost of electric batteries is projected to drop, making the electric car much more affordable. VEHICLE PRODUCTION PROJECTED BY TESLA August 2013 600k $142.15 Market Share 500k 400k August 2013 $17.5 billion 300k Market Value 200k 25% 100k Tesla is 25% the size of Ford 2013 2018 2022 Year While costs may still be slightly high on some electric models, consumers still are prone to purchasing electric cars for perks such as gas and miscellaneous road privileges from the DMV. Although manufacturers have yet to hit their peak, companies like Tesla are already turning huge profits, with bigger changes to come within the next 5 to 10 years. SOURCES DMVCHEATSHEETS.COM" Roadster Vechiles Produced

How Electric Cars (and the Tesla Model S) Work

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With more and more electric cars hitting the mainstream market in the U.S., the way we drive and refuel is changing. First shown to the public in 2006, the Tesla Roadster was the first highway-capable...


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