May 12, 2015

Tesla Roadster - The All Electric Beast

18:30 Posted by DurgaSwaroop , , , No comments
Tesla roadster is the first all-electric sports car to hit the production line by the electric vehicle giant Tesla Motors, the brainchild of Elon Musk. It was officially revealed on July 19th 2006 in San Francisco International Auto Show. 

    The Roadster was in production from 2008 to 2012 during which a total of 2,400 were sold across 31 countries. The sports variant started rolling out in 2010. The roadster being the top-notch electric vehicle also gave a neck-to-neck battle to fuel-operated cars. It holds the World Distance Record of travelling 501 kilometer at an average speed of 40 kmph during the Global Green Challenge in Australia. Also, Tesla Roadster became the first electric vehicle to win the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally and also the first to win any Federation Internationale de l'Automobile sanctioned championship which beat 96 other competitors.

Tesla Roadster
        Roadster is simply a beauty inside out with its sleek and sporty design. It is carved with carbon fiber giving it great strength and at the same time. The interior contained leather-wrapped sport steering wheel to give the driver a sporty feel.

       Roadster gave its customers the sheer pleasure of driving with four-wheel independent wishbone suspensions and co-axial coil spring telescopic dampers. Optional variants of Roadster Sport came with custom tuned adjustable suspension, dampers and adjustable roll bars.

 Vehicle Specifications:
ü  299 HP 3-phase air-cooled Induction Motor
ü  Torque of 270 N-m
ü  Hand-wound rotor to ensure optimum performance and efficiency. 
ü  14,000 rpm
ü  Top speed : 201 kmph
ü  Acceleration: 0-97 kmph in 3.7 seconds
ü  Powertrain: 
o    Manufactured by Brog Warner
o    Single speed with  8.2:1 overall gear ratio and a final drive of 3.1:1 
o    Gear stick configuration: P, R, N, D
ü  Batteries: 
o  394 kilometer per charge giving an equivalence of 2 Liter/100 kilometer
o    Battery-to-wheel efficiency of 88%.
o    Charging time: 3 and half hour for full charge

Fun Fact!
Tesla’s battery cells are standard laptop batteries connected together!! Imagine 6831 of your Laptop batteries powering the mighty Roadster.

Although now Tesla Roadster is discontinued its reign is never forgotten and it had set a benchmark in the field of all-electric vehicles.

As always, Stay curious and stay awesome!
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