Tesla Roadster




Tesla Roadster

Year of production 2008 - 2012

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster

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The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) sports car produced by the electric car firm Tesla Motors in California between 2008 and 2012. The Roadster was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production for sale in the United States in recent times.

Since 2008 Tesla had sold more than 2,400 Roadsters in 31 countries through September 2012, and most of the remaining Tesla Roadsters were sold in Europe and Asia during the fourth quarter of 2012.Tesla began producing right-hand-drive Roadsters in early 2010. The Roadster had a 2010 base price ofUS$109,000 in the United States, GB£86,950 in the United Kingdom, A$191,888 in Australia, and €84,000 in continental Europe. As an electric vehicle, the Roadster qualified for several government incentives in many nations.

The Roadster was the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production BEV (all-electric) to travel more than 200 miles (320 km) per charge. The world distance record of 501 km (311 mi) for a production electric car on a single charge was set by a Roadster on October 27, 2009, during the Global Green Challenge in outback Australia, in which it averaged a speed of 25 mph (40 km/h). In March 2010, a Tesla Roadster became the first electric vehicle to win the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally and the first to win any Federation Internationale de l'Automobile-sanctioned championship when a Roadster driven by former Formula One driver Érik Comas beat 96 competitors for range, efficiency and performance in the three-day, nearly 1,000-kilometer (620 mi) challenge.

According to the U.S. EPA, the Roadster can travel 244 miles (393 km) on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 3.7 or 3.9 seconds depending on the model. The Roadster's efficiency, as of September 2008, was reported as 120 mpgge (2.0 L/100 km). It uses 135 Wh/km (21.7 kW·h/100 mi, 13.5 kW·h/100 km or 490 kJ/km) battery-to-wheel, and has an efficiency of 88% on average.

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Tesla Roadster development

The Roadster was developed by Tesla Motors to mass-produce AC Propulsion's tzero concept car. The production idea was conceived by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning who incorporated Tesla Motors in Delaware on July 1, 2003, to pursue the idea commercially. South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musktook an active role within the company starting in 2004, including investing US$7.5 million, oversee...

Tesla Roadster production

Tesla cumulative production of the Roadster reached 1,000 cars in January 2010. The Roadster is an American car with a Vehicle Identification Number common to all cars considered American manufactured, but it has parts from around the world. The body panels come from French supplier Sotira. These are sent from France to Hethel, U.K., where Tesla contracts with Lotus to build the Roadster's unique ...

Tesla Roadster history

The car was officially revealed to the public on July 19, 2006, in Santa Monica, California, at a 350-person invitation-only event held in Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport.

The San Francisco International Auto Show, held on November 18–26, 2006, was the Tesla Roadster's first auto show. Tesla Roadsters have been featured in numerous subsequent auto shows, including international shows in Los...

Tesla Roadster specifications

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The Roadster is powered by a 3-phase, 4-pole, induction electric motor with a maximum output power of 248 hp (185 kW). Its maximum torque of 200 lb·ft (270 N·m) is immediately available and remains constant from 0 to 6,000 rpm; nearly instantaneous torque is a common design feature of electric motors and offers one of the biggest performance differences from internal combustion engines. The...

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Model Year Document Language Size Pages
Roadster 2012 roadster firmware release notes 2012 01 12.pdf English 198 KB 2
Roadster 2010 - 2013 roadster 2010 2013 qrg.pdf English 829 KB 2
Roadster 2010 roadster 2 5 addendum can en.pdf English 6.44 MB 12
Roadster 2009 roadster2 owners manual 2009.pdf English 35.5 MB 116
Roadster from 2009 roadster 1 2 sport2 recovery guide july 2009.pdf English 242 KB 4
Roadster 2008 - 2009 roadster 2008 2009 qrg.pdf English 879 KB 2
Roadster 2008 roadster 2008 touchscreen users manual.pdf English 3.91 MB 20
Roadster 2008 roadster 2008 owners manual us en.pdf English 47.1 MB 122
Roadster 2008 2008 roadster roadside assistance.pdf English 2.62 MB 116
Roadster 2008 2008 roadster touch screen users manual.pdf English 2.14 MB 20
Roadster 2008 2008 roadster owners manual.pdf English 46.3 MB 115
Roadster 2008 2008 roadster complete manual.pdf English 59 MB 115
Roadster 2008 2008 roadster charging.pdf English 4.37 MB 20
Roadster 2008 roadster charging.pdf English 4.02 MB 20
Roadster 2008 roadster owners manual.pdf English 42.4 MB 115
Roadster 2007 jvc kd nx5000.pdf English 581 KB 6
Roadster 2005 jvc ks pd100.pdf English 3.83 MB 6
Roadster roadster 2 owners manual.pdf English 43.4 MB 116
Roadster roadster owners manual.pdf English 51.8 MB 122
Roadster roadster owners manual uk en.pdf English 52.2 MB 122
Roadster vehicle log upload.pdf English 739 KB 1
Roadster jvc ks bta200.pdf English 4.89 MB 293
Roadster jvc ks pd100.pdf English 435 KB 15
Roadster jvc kd nx5000.pdf English 10.3 MB 357
Roadster roadster roadside assistance 2 5 web ready.pdf English 730 KB 4
Roadster roadster emergency responder guide.pdf English 3.26 MB 11
Roadster roadster 2 5 touchscreen users manual.pdf English 684 KB 16
Roadster roadster 2 5 quick reference.pdf English 16.1 MB 16
Roadster roadster 2 5 owners manual.pdf English 35.8 MB 119
Roadster roadster mobile connector users manual.pdf English 3.5 MB 12
Roadster roadster 2 2s touch screen users manual.pdf English 6.35 MB 16
Roadster roadster 2 2s roadside assistance guide.pdf English 1.77 MB 4
Roadster roadster 2 2s quick reference.pdf English 7.91 MB 16
Roadster roadster 2 ssport owners manual.pdf English 46.2 MB 116
Roadster roadster owners manual fr.pdf French 51.4 MB 122
Roadster roadster owners manual de.pdf German 51.4 MB 124
Roadster roadster japanese.pdf Japanese 41.1 MB 122
Roadster roadster owners manual es.pdf Spanish 50.7 MB 122

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Roadster roadster s charge.pdf English 11.1 MB 6
Roadster tesla roadster specifications 1.pdf English 112 KB 3
Roadster tesla roadster.pdf English 14.7 MB 10

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