Tesla Electric Car

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Tesla Electric Car

Introducing an electric sports car, the Tesla Electric Car

The Tesla electric car . otherwise known as the Tesla roadster, is a sports car that is powered by electricity and manufactured by the Tesla electrical car firm. The Tesla electric car is actually the first highway usable, all-electric vehicle that was made widely available in the United States. The lowest price for this electric car is a hefty US $109,000.

Fortunately, because it is an electric vehicle, it is eligible for several government incentives in different countries.

The Tesla electric car is also the first automobile that uses lithium-ion battery cells and the first one with the capacity to travel more than 200 miles or 320 km per charge. Official ratings from the US EPA states that the Tesla electric car can travel 144 miles on a single charge while using only the single battery pack. As for its acceleration, the Tesla electric car can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 or 3.9 seconds, depending on the model.

As for fuel efficiency, it is reportedly 120 mpg.

The Tesla electric car uses an electric motor which produces a maximum net power of 248 HP. On the other hand, the sports model version of the same car which was introduced in 2009, has a motor that produces a maximum of 288 HP.

The battery used for the Tesla electric car contains 6831 cells. The battery is so designed in order to prevent some cell failures from affecting adjacent cells, even if the cooling system is off. Furthermore, it only takes 3 1/2 hours to recharge a depleted battery by using the high power connector.

The batteries have an expected life span of seven years or 100,000 miles and can be replaced for slightly under US$36,000. The good news is that Tesla Motors provides a three-year/36,000 mile warranty on the Tesla electric car.

The Award winning Tesla Electric Car

The Tesla electric car is a multi-awarded vehicle. Some of its many words are the INDEX: Award 2007, Business Week, best product design for 2007, the Forbes Best Car of 2006, Time: best invention 2008, Time best inventions 2006, Popular Mechanics breakthrough awards 2006, Global Green USA: Product/Industrial Design, CarDomain: People’s Choice Most Exciting Car Launch 2007 and the 2009 Best Green Exotic, DuPont Registry.

However, the Tesla electric car has had its share of criticisms. One critic has claimed that Tesla s powerful drive system is destroying its transmission. He also claim that the high-pitched RPM squeaks and rattles are annoying.

Still, Tesla electric car has manage to receive mostly rave reviews from many car experts.

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