Tesla Roadster (2008)


Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster Specifications

  • Style: 2-seat, open-top, rear-drive roadster
  • Drivetrain: Electric motor with 2-speed electrically-actuated-manual-shift transmission with integral differential
  • Motor: 3-phase, 4-pole electric motor, 248hp peak (185kW), redline 13,000 rpm, regenerative "engine braking"
  • Chassis: Bonded extruded aluminum with 4-wheel wishbone suspension
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • 0-60 mph acceleration: under 4 seconds
  • Top Speed: 125 mph
  • Range : ~220 miles (based on EPA combined city/highway cycle)
  • Battery Life: Useful battery, 100,000 miles
  • Energy Storage System: Custom microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack
  • Full Charge: ~3.5h

Suspension

  • Front: independent; upper and lower wishbone; co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper unit; anti-roll bar
  • Rear: independent; upper and lower wishbone; co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper

Wheels

  • Type: Forged Light alloy
  • front: 5.5J x 16
  • rear: 7.5J x 17

Tires

  • Type: Yokohama Neova AD07 LTS
  • front: 175/55 R16
  • rear: 225/45 R17

Tesla Roadster Dimensions (in. / mm)

  • Overall length: 155.4 / 3946
  • Overall width - incl. mirrors: 73.7 / 1873
  • Overall height (at curb weight): 44.4 / 1127
  • Wheelbase: 92.6 / 2352
  • Track - front: 57.6 / 1464
  • Track - rear: 59.0 / 1499
  • Curb weight: ~2690 pounds
  • Leg Room (in./mm): 42.0 / 1067
  • Front Head Room (in./mm): 36.7 / 932
  • Front Shoulder Room (in./mm): 26.0 / 660
Tesla Model S Concept (2009)


Tesla Model S Concept

Tesla Motors is now taking orders for the Tesla Model S, an all electric family sedan that carries seven people and travels 300 miles per charge.

The Tesla Model S, which carries its charger onboard, can be recharged from any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet, with the latter taking only 45 minutes. By recharging their car while they stop for a meal, drivers can go from LA to New York in approximately the same time as a gasoline car. Moreover, the floor-mounted battery pack is designed to be changed out in less time than it takes to fill a gas tank, allowing for the possibility of battery-pack swap stations.

The floor-mounted powertrain also results in unparalleled cargo room and versatility, as the volume under the front hood becomes a second trunk. Combining that with a four-bar linkage hatchback rear trunk and flat folding rear seats, the Tesla Model S can accommodate a 50-inch television, mountain bike *and* surfboard simultaneously. This packaging efficiency gives the Tesla Model S more trunk space than any other sedan on the market and more than most SUVs.

"Tesla Model S doesn't compromise on performance, efficiency or utility - it's truly the only car you need," said Tesla CEO, Chairman and Product Architect Elon Musk. "Tesla is relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicle technology, and this is just the first of many mainstream cars we're developing."

Tesla expects to start Tesla Model S production in late 2011. The company believes it is close to receiving $350 million in federal loans to build the Tesla Model S assembly plant in California from the Dept of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program.

Tesla Roadster Sport (2010)

Tesla Roadster Sport (2010)
Tesla Roadster TAG Heuer (2010)

Tesla Roadster TAG Heuer (2010)
Tesla Roadster [UK] (2010)

Tesla Roadster [UK] (2010)
Tesla Roadster 2.5 (2011)

Tesla Roadster 2.5 (2011)
Tesla Model X Prototype (2012)

Tesla Model X Prototype (2012)
Tesla Model S (2013)


Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S, the first fully electric sedan, is an evolution in automotive engineering. Combining performance, safety, and efficiency, it has reset the world's expectations for the car of the 21st century with the highest possible safety ratings, the longest range of any electric vehicle, and over-the-air software updates that continuously make it better.

Tesla Architecture

Built on the Tesla platform, the battery's location on the floor gives Tesla Model S an extremely low center of gravity, greatly reducing the risk of rollover while at the same time enhancing handling and performance. Without an engine, Tesla Model S has a crumple zone much larger than other performance sedans to absorb the energy of a front end impact.

Safety

Tesla Model S is one of the safest cars on the road. Much of its safety is owed to the unique electric drivetrain that sits beneath the car. Model S has a low center of gravity, minimizing rollover risk. Model S's safety record is proven by its NHTSA and Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating along with setting a record of the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants when tested in the United States.

With standard active safety features including automatic emergency braking, collision warning, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and optional convenience features like traffic-aware cruise control, autosteer, autopark, and summon, Tesla Model S remains the safest car on the road.

Tesla Model S [UK] (2013)


Tesla Model S [UK]

Tesla Model S, the first fully electric sedan, is an evolution in automotive engineering. Combining performance, safety, and efficiency, it has reset the world's expectations for the car of the 21st century with the highest possible safety ratings, the longest range of any electric vehicle, and over-the-air software updates that continuously make it better.

Tesla Architecture

Built on the Tesla platform, the battery's location on the floor gives Tesla Model S an extremely low center of gravity, greatly reducing the risk of rollover while at the same time enhancing handling and performance. Without an engine, Tesla Model S has a crumple zone much larger than other performance sedans to absorb the energy of a front end impact.

Safety

Tesla Model S is one of the safest cars on the road. Much of its safety is owed to the unique electric drivetrain that sits beneath the car. Model S has a low center of gravity, minimizing rollover risk. Model S's safety record is proven by its NHTSA and Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating along with setting a record of the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants when tested in the United States.

With standard active safety features including automatic emergency braking, collision warning, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and optional convenience features like traffic-aware cruise control, autosteer, autopark, and summon, Tesla Model S remains the safest car on the road.

Tesla Model X (2017)


Tesla Model X

Built electric from the ground up, Tesla Model X is designed to be the safest car on the road. Tesla's own crash tests indicate that Model X will receive a 5 star safety rating in all categories, the first SUV to ever do so.

Not needing a big gasoline engine under the hood, Model X has a large crumple zone to absorb the energy of a high-speed impact. The battery's location on the floor gives Model X an extremely low center of gravity, reducing the risk of rollover common in most SUVs. Aluminum pillars reinforced with steel rails protect occupants and the battery while improving roof stiffness.

Active Safety

Model X comes standard with automatic emergency braking and side collision avoidance to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Tesla makes the only standard AEB system that works at high speed.

Every Model X carries a forward-looking camera, radar, and 360 degree sonar sensors to enable advanced autopilot features. Tesla's over-the-air software updates regularly improve the sophistication of these features, enabling increasingly capable safety and convenience features like Autosteer and Autopark, and bringing the Model X ever closer to autonomous operation.

Breathe Easy

Tesla Model X is the world's cleanest SUV on the inside, too. The front fascia is designed with a functional duct that pushes air through the first true HEPA filter system available in an automobile allowing medical-grade air to fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside.