Electric Car Power! - Tesla Model S

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 7:10 PM

Electric cars have become popular among lots of people, especially since it saves them money on gas. All they have to do it charge up there ride and drive, instead of depending on gas. At the same time, these cars are known to be really funny looking as well as being pretty slow compared to the average regular fuel dependent car. However, there is a new car in production that may change all of that and that is the Tesla Model S. It is an electric car built with luxury and performance options. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is, wouldn’t that mean the battery dies quicker? This is where the technology of storing energy comes in. The Tesla Model S offers three different batteries 40 kWh, 60 kWh, and 85 kWh which battery lives range between 160 to 300 miles per charge at 55 mph. This car is known for its long battery life and being able to cover a large distance over one charge. It is an electric car so it is efficient consuming no gas and shows great electrical engineering to last for long periods of time with a single charge while also providing great looks and performance. The performance model of the car tops out at 130 mph and can go 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Prices for the car range between $52,400 - $87,400 depending on the package so it is a more pricey option but gives you more high tech and performance options for an electrical car. This is a great display of the development of storing energy.



Sources:
http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1301_2013_motor_trend_car_of_the_year_tesla_model_s/viewall.html


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