Tesla Roadster: All Electric Sports Car
Tesla Roadster is the new variant produced by Tesla Motors in between 2008 – 2012 in California. It is a battery operated electric sports car manufactured by the only electric car company Tesla motors. It is the first highway competent electric vehicle with production in series and is for sale in US recently.
Tesla has already traded more than 2,400 Tesla Roadsters from 2008 in 31 countries till September 2012. And the remaining units of roadster are traded in Asia and Europe at 4th quarter of 2012. And later, Tesla started manufacturing right hand side drive vehicle in its early 2010 period of time. In 2010, Roadster had its base price of GB 86,950 pounds in UK and US $ 109,000 in United States, 84,000 Euros in continental Europe and A$ 191,888 in Australia. Being an electric vehicle, this Roadster is qualified for most of the government enticements in many countries.
Mileage and performance
This Tesla Roadster was the first automobile in production which used lithium-ion battery cells for better performance. Its first production BEV completely electric is to go more than 200 miles which will be 320km in a single charge. It has presented a world record of 501 km in covering distance with this electric car from a single charge. It was set by Roadster in 2009 on October 27 at the time of Global Green Challenge in Australia. Here, it presented its average speed of 25 mph which calculates 40 km per hour.
Its participation in rally
And in the year 2010, March, Tesla Roadster took the place of being the first electric vehicle to triumph the Monte Carlo Alternative energy convention. And also the first to be successful in federation international de l’Automobile certified championship. It became successful when a roadster with a formula one driver Erik Comas defeated 96 competitors for efficiency, range and performance in the 3 day with 1000 kilometer challenge with competitors.
Battery and power
As per the united states EPA, this model can travel 393km in a single charge of battery which has lithium ion batteries packed in it. It can easily accelerate a speed of 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 to 3.9 seconds based on the capacity of the model. When compared to the September 2008 roadster efficiency, it is reported as 120 mpgge which is 2.0 L for 100 km. in fact it brings into use 135 Wh/Km battery to wheel and also has effectiveness of 88% as common.