|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||MPGe EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2011 Tesla Roadster
|Sport 2.5||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||1A||4.4 sec||13.3 sec @ 102 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Motor Week|
2010 Tesla Roadster
|Sport||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||1A||4.0 sec||12.9 sec @ 102 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Car and Driver|
|Sport||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||1A||3.7 sec||12.6 sec @ 102.6 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|Sport||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||1A||3.7 sec||12.6 sec @ 104 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Road & Track|
2009 Tesla Roadster
|Convertible||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||1A||4.1 sec||13.2 sec @ 103 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Car and Driver|
|Convertible||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||1A||4.0 sec||12.7 sec @ 105.3 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Road & Track|
2008 Tesla Roadster
|Convertible||Elec 53-kWh||RWD||2M||5.0 sec||13.3 sec @ 104 mph||----/----/---- MPGe||Car and Driver|
About Tesla Roadster
The human civilization can be stated to have faced the revolution of evolution in almost everything and today whatever things we are dependent on have travelled through the phase of change.
There is a saying that with great powers comes great responsibilities too and the same can be applied for the things we humans are using to make our lives as comfortable as possible.
The most crucial point of this topic is the use of fuels being used rapidly for the automobiles that have become a major part of the transportation system. There always have been many attempts to get a new sustainable source of energy and the electric cars can be taken as a new initiative.
As the first model to be released from the popular electric car manufacturer Tesla, the Roadster received heaps of praise and accolades upon its release. Although it was based on the Lotus platform, its electrically-powered powertrain separated the car from its rivals.
Alternative Energy Source
We know that machines need a source of energy to remain in the operational state and when it comes to the automobiles they have been using gasoline for the most part to get energy. The problem with that is at current rate at which the number of cars on the roads is increasing, we are bound to run out of fuels and pollute our planet in the process.
The concept of electric cars was introduced for primarily being less dependent on gasoline fuel. In addition to lower long-term operating costs, it was quickly realized that electric cars generally offer better performance for the money as well because the torque is available immediately.
Electric cars also eliminate the need to have elaborate and complex transmissions, which are very expensive to rebuild or replace when they break.
The Tesla Roadster as the Revolution
The initial phase of electric cars was not marketed and designed well, because people needed a car that was amazingly good looking and practical.
The Tesla Roadster was another name that was added to the list of electrically-powered cars, but to the surprise of most car enthusiasts, it was nothing like other generic electric cars. For starters, it was designed to catch the eye of every human near it.
The second advantage of the Tesla Roadster was its performance. It was the first production electric vehicle to use lithium-ion batteries to store energy.
The performance was one of the main things that put Tesla Roadster on the map and focus of the automotive world. First, the Sport model is powered by an all-electric motor that produces 288 horsepower and 295 lbs-ft. of torque. This allows it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and achieve a quarter mile time of 13.3 seconds at 102 mph.
If that performance is not impressive enough, then it’s important to know that it can get around 244 miles of range on a single charge. Although Tesla is making this long range seem pretty standard today, electric cars have always been hampered by their incredibly short range of driving.
Protecting the Environment
Although the price of this car can be considered a bit high and not everyone can afford to purchase it, it is crucial to understand that this is the first model release from Tesla. The subsequent Model S release has proven to offer an even better overall package for a better price.
As with any revolution, the electric car one will take a long time to fully go into effect, but Tesla is certainly investing into it to speed along the process and innovate along the way.
If you feel passionately about protecting the environment while at the same time owning an incredible car, then Tesla Roadster or Model S is a great option. They are the clear leaders in their respective car categories and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
For more information about Tesla Roadster, visit the official Tesla website.
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