"A Future Packed With Teslas Would Be The Quickest, Quietest World You've Ever Imagined" Road & Track
"Monster" Tajima wants a Model S!
WHY should I get a Tesla Model S
1.) Patriotic/Security – We need to kick OPEC to the curb. 38%
2.) Cool Factor – WANT. 24%
3.) Financial - $4.00 GAL gas is murdering me. 21%
4.) Environmental - Hybrid and Electric Cars = Cleaner for the environment. 10%
5.) Other - 7%
How do Tesla speak about a 300 mile range when we think we are not there yet with technology?
Even industry naysayers are eating humble pie because it can be done..
Tesla is saying that it can do 300 miles per charge simply because the battery pack in the Model S is a massive 95 Kw h...
This may be enough to convince even the most die hard of skeptics.
The Tesla Model S can travel 165 or 230 miles depending on the battery pack selected which means miles per charge, and is that sufficient range for most people?
The company is hoping that it is, and they can provide real statistics to support it...
Manufacturers always use day to day real world stats for their guesses about customer driving range per day...
Most gasoline cars use gasoline at the rate of 20-30 mpg, which is about 100 kWh per 60 miles or 100 km in the US, but in the UK, where smaller cars are normal, we are looking at 68-80 kWh per 60 miles or 100 km.
Because the Tesla Model S has a 95 kWh battery pack, roughly, we can state that will travel around 60 miles / 100km per 29 kwh, which is almost 4 times better than the best gasoline car, if the gasoline per 60 miles or 100 km is converted to kWh per 60 miles / 100 km.
21 kwh per 60 miles / 100 km is equivalent to 63g per mile or 105g CO2 per km, assuming that electricity generation has a production of 500 g CO2 per kWh...
Now the stats are that each driver will only travel around 18 miles or 30 km to work each day, so that an electric car should more than handle the day to day needs of most people.
8.3% of folks usually travel more than 18 miles or 30 km, so if they fall within half range, or 90 miles or 150 km, they should be fine too...
So can Tesla electric cars provide the environmental standards that we expect from our next cars?
It's not just about moving the CO2 output from the car exhaust to your local power station...
The best electric cars can deliver is an energy cost of 15 kWh per 100 km at this point in time..
Which makes the efficiency of electric cars four times that of gasoline...
The greatest result so far for gasoline cars is 68 kWh per 60 mile or 100 km...
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