THE DRIVE TRAIN BY THE NUMBERS
This is an all electric roadster, available for sale today, that does 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 secs, goes 245 miles on a charge and has ZERO emissions! Incredible!
The Roadster is powered by a 3-Phase Alternating Current Induction Motor. Small, but strong, the motor weighs just over 115 pounds. 375 volts push up to 900 Amps of current into the motor to create magnetic fields. It delivers 288 peak horsepower and 295 lbs-ft of torque at the driver's command. At top speed, the motor is spinning at 14,000 revolutions per minute.
The motor is directly coupled to a single speed gearbox, above the rear axle. The simplicity of a single gear ratio reduces weight and eliminates the need for complicated shifting and clutch work. The elegant motor does not need a complicated reverse gear - the motor simply spins in the opposite direction.
The unique design maximizes both range and acceleration.
The battery pack in the Tesla Roadster is the result of innovative systems engineering and 20 years of advances in Lithium-ion battery technology. The ingenious pack architecture enables world-class acceleration, safety, range, and reliability.
The pack contains 6,831 lithium ion cells and is the most energy dense pack in the industry, storing 56 kWh of energy.
Roadsters are engineered to charge from nearly any 120-volt or 240-volt outlet. Most Roadster owners find they rarely use a complete charge, and charging each night means their car is ready to drive 245 miles each morning.
The Tesla is currently for sale:
FROM $101,500 OR ABOUT $1658/MO LEASE
WITH $9,900 DEPOSIT ;-)
*Includes $7,500 Tax Incentive