Tesla Roadster: Elon Musk unveils 'fastest production car ever' in shock announcement

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Post by Didge on Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:45 am

Elon Musk, the Chief Executive of electric car maker Tesla, unveiled a surprise new vehicle on Thursday night - a roadster that he said would be the "fastest production car ever" made.

Capable of going from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, the Tesla Roadster would be the first such car ever to break the two second mark, the entrepreneur said at a launch near Los Angeles.

He also said it would climb from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds and clear a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. "This will the first time that any production car has broken 9 seconds in the quarter mile," he said

With a 200 kilowatt hour battery pack, the Tesla Roadster will have a range of 620 miles on a single charge - another new record.

"The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars," he said.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/11/17/tesla-unveils-electric-big-rig-truck-amid-manufacturing/

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:08 am



There was a third  debut reveal at that showing, besides having the quickest road-going production electric car,  and the longest range between charges...

That roadster was delivered in the back of a big prototype Tesla electric-powered semi' trailer/prime mover/"tractor trailer" size truck..

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about-teslas-new-electric-semi-truck/

It might still be a couple of years away from mass production, but it's another step along the way to an (near-) all-electric future for most road transport.

Though also, imagining a high starting price for the initial models, it will still be some decades until they replace diesel vehicles entirely..


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Post by Didge on Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:10 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:

There was a third  debut reveal at that showing, besides having the quickest road-going production electric car,  and the longest range between charges...

That roadster was delivered in the back of a big Tesla electric-powered semi' trailer/prime mover/"tractor trailer" size truck..

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about-teslas-new-electric-semi-truck/

It might still be a couple of years away from mass production, but it's another step along the way to an near all-electric future for most road transport.

Though also, imagining a high starting price for the initial models, it will still be some decades until they replace diesel vehicles entirely..


Interesting Wolf

Still that sports car is something else

Cool

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Post by nicko on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:26 am

Most people buy sports cars for the sound they make when accelerating, You'll not get that "tingle" with Electric !
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Post by Didge on Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:34 pm

nicko wrote:Most people buy sports cars for the sound they make when accelerating,   You'll not get that "tingle" with Electric !

You will get the adrenaline though with the accelration from this

I get your point on noise, but come on Nicko, this is awesome

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:40 pm

nicko wrote:
Most people buy sports cars for the sound they make when accelerating,   You'll not get that "tingle" with Electric !

Cool

What some electric car manufacturers have done before in some cases, is add recorded/synthesised noises back onto quiet-running cars...

That also helps to provide an extra warning to pedestrians and 'cyclists that the car is approaching..

It would only be one step further to then offer 'options' such as recorded Mustang, Ferrari, Lambo', Jaguar, or classic MG sound effects.

(And, being able to turn that noise off could then provide a "stealth mode" for people who want a quiet vehicle..).

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