Tesla Motors mission is to design and sell high performance, super efficient electric cars. Tesla Motors state that their cars join style, acceleration, and handling with advanced technologies that make them the quickest and the most energy-efficient cars on the planet.
At the core of Tesla Motors is the belief that an electric car need not be a driving sacrifice. They have brought the best of the automotive and technology worlds together to permanently bury the image of an electric car as a step backwards in performance, efficiency, or design.
Tesla cars have a 100% electric powertrain, available now, which also establishes a foundation for their future models.
Tesla motors claims to have produced a car that is beautiful and exciting to drive, along with being the most efficient production automobile on the planet.
The company is based in California.
Tesla Roadster. Credit: Tesla Motors
Over 250 have been delivered.
- Pure electric
- 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds
- 14,000 rpm redline
- 244 miles per charge
- Lithium ion battery pack (can be recycled)
- Electric motor is 85 to 95% efficient
The Tesla Model S was announced in March 2009 and will be available for delivery in 2011.
- 500 km range
- 45 minute QuickCharge
- 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds
- Seats 7 people
- More Cargo space than station wagons
- 2X as efficient as hybrids
- 17 inch infotainment touchscreen