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By: Arielle Solheim.  Founded by Elon Musk (Paypal), Martin Eberhard, Mark Tarpenning, JB Straubel, and Ian Wright  Tesla “Roadster”  Nikola Tesla.

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1 By: Arielle Solheim

2  Founded by Elon Musk (Paypal), Martin Eberhard, Mark Tarpenning, JB Straubel, and Ian Wright  Tesla “Roadster”  Nikola Tesla  AC Propulsion T-Zero

3  Laptop batteries  Lithium-ion  Nickel Metal Hydride batteries normally used in hybrid cars  Problem with Lithium-ion batteries  Battery pack heater  Battery has capacity of 56kWh—high density makes the battery last longer

4  Starting price: $109,000  The Roadster Sport price: $128,500  0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds  Driving range of 245 miles

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6  Starting price of $62,400  Active air suspension  0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds  Model S Performance goes 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds

7 TOUCH-SCREEN  17” touch-screen dashboard with Wi-Fi  Tracks your efficiency on the screen so you can know how far you can go DOOR HANDLES  When not in use, the handles retract into the body. When you approach the car with the key, the handles slide out and unlatch  http://www.teslamotors.com/ models/features http://www.teslamotors.com/ models/features GLASS PANORAMIC ROOF  UV and infrared blocking safety glass windows

8  http://www.teslamotors.com/models/options http://www.teslamotors.com/models/options

9  Crossover sport utility vehicle  0-60 mph in under 5 seconds  Optional dual motor all-wheel drive  Deliveries will begin in 2014

10  3.5 hours from empty to full (using a high power wall connector at 240 volts and 70 amps)  High Power Charging  Mobile Charging

11  A 60 kWh battery supplies 232 miles per charge  The largest battery supplies 300 miles per charge  PUBLIC STATION ◦ J1772 Adapter  240 VOLT OUTLET ◦ Mobile Connector  SUPERCHARGER NETWORK

12  Efficiency  No more oil changes or smog checks  $7,500 Federal Tax Credit  Free parking  HOV lane access  Electricity sources: nuclear power, natural gas, hydroelectric, coal and oil  Gas has one primary source

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14  Safety recalls  Time to recharge  Price

15  Tesla Motors hasn’t been around for very long, but their EV battery technology is considered to be the best  Tesla helped advance alternative fuel technology

16  "Battery." Roadster Technology. Tesla Motors, Inc, 26 Jan. 2011. Web..  Bazzell, Barry. "Tesla's Battery Technology Pushes EV Movement Forward." Benzinga. N.p., 4 Mar. 2011. Web..  Fehrenbacher, Katie. "How Battery Improvements Will Revolutionize the Design of the Electric Car." GigaOM. N.p., 10 Feb. 2013. Web..  Savov, Vlad. "Panasonic's 3.1Ah Batteries to Be Used in the Tesla Model S, Have Highest Energy Density Yet." Engadget. N.p., 23 Apr. 2010. Web..  Shimizu, Naoshige, and Kouji Kariatsumari. "[Interview] How Did Tesla Develop EV Battery?" N.p., 20 Dec. 2010. Web..  "Your Questions Answered | Tesla Motors." Your Questions Answered | Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors, Inc, n.d. Web..  Musk, Elon. "Blog." The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between You and Me). Tesla Motors, Inc, 02 Aug. 2006. Web..  "Press Release." Tesla Exceeds 1,500 Roadster Deliveries Worldwide. Tesla Motors, Inc, 10 Jan. 2011. Web..  Sweney, Rob. "Disparities in EV Battery Philosophy and Tesla’s Hidden Advantage." Greentech Media. Greentech Media, 21 Jan. 2013. Web..  "Press Release." Tesla Initiates Voluntary Recall After Single Customer Incident. Tesla Motors, Inc, 1 Oct. 2010. Web..


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